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Bennu Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
  • Michele L.
    "For a great spicy drink try the Scarlet Letter."(3 Tips)
    Social N.
    "Limited seating and parking, but great study spot."(4 Tips)
    Sameer S.
    "24 hours, great coffee, good food and somehow always quiet."(12 Tips)
    Kell C.
    "Love an iced Bennu with a shot"(3 Tips)
126 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • 24-hour
  • scarlet letter
  • casual
  • study area
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  • Geoff D.
    Geoff DuncanSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not a coffee drinker myself, but this is one of my favorite spots to hang in Austin. They serve lots of food, including breakfast tacos and pizza. Great place to study or get work done.
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 19
    The BEST place for all-nighters. Don't get the Iced Bennu unless you plan to be up for awhile. Make sure to get here before the afternoon if you want a good study spot, it gets packed.
  • Sofía A.
    Sofía AlumaOctober 25, 2014
    My favorite coffee shop in austin by far. 24/7. Friendly staff. they have an entire menu for mochas. Vegan and gf options. It's always packed so come early and ready to fight for a table.
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor StockettJanuary 12
    The Don Quixote is my favorite of specialty mocha menu. Student hangout! Open 24/7 with ample power outlets hanging from ceiling.
  • Mario G.
    Mario GuerraAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I usually spend plenty of time at Bennu and I have always found it to be a good study environment. I usually have plain coffee, espresso, or iced tea (good variety) and they have all been delicious.
  • Gigi 🎀
    Gigi 🎀March 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool place but usually packed so I only come here when I study late at night or in the summer. Their hot chocolate is delicious! 🍫
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JohnsonNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    This is one of the top spots for 24hr coffee and studying! I highly recommend. The people and coffee are legit and awesome. Very indie and very Austin!
  • Andrea K.
    Andrea KOctober 10, 2011
    The BEST 24 hour study spot in Austin! This place is quieter than Epoch, and the drinks are just as good (often better). Tons of outlets for your laptop. I'm always here cramming at midnight.
  • Jean N.
    Jean NicolasNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love their gourmet mochas they are delicious. Only thing I would like different is how LOUD the music is. If you ask them to turn it down they hardly acknowledge it. It's over all good though!
  • Ruth B.
    Ruth BruhnNovember 4, 2014
    Great for studying, good selection of drinks and food, reasonable prices. Lots of comfortable seating and electrical outlets. Usually a spot open to study.
  • Amar M.
    Amar MDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best time to get a table for late-night studying is usually around 6-7pm when there is a change in the crowds from those going to dinner... to those that skip it to study.
  • Kayla Maro M.
    Kayla Maro MosesSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you come during the school semester, bring a long power cord. Seating is at a premium. Try coming at dinnertime to snag a table before the night rush.
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JohnsonApril 14, 2015
    Great service and 24 hours. Free wifi and outlets available in all seats. Wish there was more seating because it's always packed
  • Jiesu L.
    Jiesu LeeAugust 29
    Always packed, but an amazing little spot with good coffee to get some work done if you can grab a seat!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BooneFebruary 13, 2015
    If you get there early enough, they serve up some great breakfast tacos from tacomex (off manor). 3.25 each.
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingMarch 6, 2013
    Yes, you have power access even from tables in the middle of the room from the strips hanging from the ceiling.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FosterMay 21, 2013
    Funky hipster/student coffee shop. Reminds me a lot of a Portland coffee shop. Great original art and even better coffee.
  • Damiano S.
    Damiano SalseroSeptember 18, 2011
    Banana bread/Iced Bennu. Love the food/vibe...wish they'd turn down the music especially when they're playn this heavy grungy shit that's one would think is frickn inappropriate for a coffee shop! :-/
  • Lady G.
    Lady GunterAugust 27
    Harvest cake and Texas Gold tea w honey for her. Iced Bennu (Sweet n Creamy) for me. 😊
  • RiemerResidential
    RiemerResidentialApril 3, 2013
    great laid back vibe, not sure why their spinach salad is so good but its amazing. scarlet letter is a favorite.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 29, 2012
    This place is great for studying all night! But if you see an available seat, grab it; they're hard to get on weeknights!
  • Social N.
    Limited seating and parking, but great study spot. Many people toil away here, so it is comforting to see you aren't the only stressed out college student. Great pizza. Biscotti, meh. No free refills.
  • Shani S.
    Shani SMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Really great assortment of teas, coffee, vegan and gluten free goodies. I love my 'hood and I love Bennu.
  • Theda S.
    Theda SandifordJanuary 2, 2012
    Try the Vanilla Latte - OMG, their vanilla lattes are delicious and you can't beat the free wi-fi and ample work space.
  • Mashable
    MashableJune 5, 2010
    For late-night work, nothing beats Bennu. Open 24 hours, it has plenty of room, comfortable seating, tasty food and coffee, and outlets that literally hang from the ceilings. - Josh Catone
  • Fernando L.
    Fernando LabastidaJuly 19, 2011
    These guys make an amazing iced Yerba Mate drink, otherwise known as Tereré in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Try, it, you'll like it!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BOctober 14, 2014
    If you get there early enough, they serve up some killer bean, nopalito, and potato breakfast tacos.
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KalthoffJuly 6, 2014
    Great friendly baristas . We enjoyed frappes and the steamer. The sandwiches looked good as well.
  • Shannan R.
    Shannan RiemerFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the vibe. Delicious salads(gluten free) and the Scarlet Letter is my favorite drink.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TerryAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cajun turkey sandwich is awesome. I've stopped in several times just for it alone.
  • D'Ann F.
    D'Ann FaughtMay 16, 2010
    Be warned..if you order something simple like a caramel latte, they will suggest the Oliver Twist - it's good, but it comes out with a bunch of whipped cream, chocolate & caramel on top...dessert!!
  • Arif K.
    Arif KarimApril 21, 2012
    Curried chicken salad sandwich is unique and delicious. Try it with an ice cold Dublin dr. Pepper.
  • Nick S.
    Solid coffee offerings and an excellent place to chill and enjoy them.
  • Lisa
    LisaSeptember 14, 2015
    WiFi often sucks (well, what can you expect, it's always packed with people). Bring your own MiFi if you have one!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CormanyJune 17, 2012
    you have to walk across the interstate, past the cemetery, and through the low-rent district, but then: BOOM hipster haven.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    24 hour bad ass coffee shop. Hanging power outlets are a nice touch. During SXSW it was my home away from home for work.
  • Sameer S.
    Sameer SadhuSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    24 hours, great coffee, good food and somehow always quiet. Favourite coffee shop in Austin. Love it.
  • Aryan H.
    Aryan HedayatiDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Arguably the best 24 hour coffee place in town. Good for studying since it's so cozy.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EngNovember 10, 2013
    tons of comfy seats and power outlets. they want you to stay!
  • Kayla M.
    Kayla McKainMarch 25, 2014
    Love this place great place to study and relax. Amazing coffee too!
  • Loku Austin
    Loku AustinJune 2, 2012
    Outlets hanging from the ceiling, free wifi, and open 24-hours... This is where you take care of business. More info:
  • Slaton W.
    Slaton WhatleyOctober 5, 2011
    Great iced coffee with crushed ice! Definitely a haven for hipsters but a chill place nonetheless
  • Stacey
    StaceyNovember 14, 2011
    I appreciate that they have a small selection of gluten free pastries, but unfortunately, nothing that isn't sweet (would love a gf pizza option)
  • Clemonse L.
    Clemonse LinMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The music is incredibly loud and distracting. Bring ear plugs or your own music....
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LiuOctober 7, 2012
    Iced Chai is my jam. It's not the best I've ever had, but it's satisfying when you're sitting on the couches at 4am.
  • Crew
    CrewApril 30, 2015
    Plenty of plugs and seating. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • Neven S.
    Neven SimpsonOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chai - ice or hot. Delicious. Internet is sketch most of the time.
  • Cory H.
    Cory HartmannJune 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There's nothing more satisfying at Bennu than pulling up and seeing an open spot to park in the parking lot.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SFebruary 15, 2015
    Great prices. People come here to work. No two chairs alike.
  • Liss L.
    Liss LieuMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome spot but what happened to the sweet, cute baristas? Today a few of them made me wait while they talked - I'm the customer! Be nicer!
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