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Houndstooth Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Has a stamp of approval from Austin Chronicle and Serious Eats
    • Austin Chronicle
    • Serious Eats
  • Alyssa B.
    "japanese ice coffee was pretty damn good."(7 Tips)
    Geoff R.
    "Amazing pourover coffee without the hike up north."(7 Tips)
    Roz T.
    "Fantastic coffee, doughnuts and they also serve breakfast tacos."(8 Tips)
    Brandon N.
    "Nice single origin pour overs available and good beans"(3 Tips)
138 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • casual
  • breakfast tacos
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  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HendricksMarch 13, 2014
    What an excellent cup of fresh pour-over coffee. This is not a frilly girly sugary coffee drink place. They are purists who specialize in real coffee, espresso, cappuccino, etc. very, very good.
    Upvoted Aug 10
  • Sven
    SvenAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Went here more than daily on my last Austin visit for their truly excellent espresso) with several choices of beans). The unique coffee julep is worth a try. They have breakfast tacos if you're early.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Josiah David C.
    An Austin original, Houndstooth is a coffee aficionados paradise, dolling out a variety of fine espresso, pour over, house brew, expertly frothed cappuccinos, and a tasty variety of pastries. 5/5
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeJune 1, 2017
    The Japanese iced coffee and blueberry iced tea are both solid options for your summer caffeine fix.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Adam K.
    Adam K.November 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent coffee, has a few pastries and treats you can buy to go with. Great space for working. The 5GHz wifi doesn't reach the outdoor patio unfortunately.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.March 12, 2017
    the banana walnut bread and cold brew. lots of seating for a meeting or quick work in your computer including outdoor patio coffee stand. they sell counter culture and pt's coffee
  • Dylan R.
    Dylan RobertsSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything everything everything! Get any of the beans on the clever, make sure you have 5 mins to spare-worth it! Excellent staff as well. Top notch courtesy and coffee knowledge.
  • Allie M.
    Allie MahlerMarch 12, 2015
    Awesome coffee shop in downtown Austin. Excellent selection of coffee (hot and iced). They do coffee tastings twice a week. Grab a seat by the window and linger all afternoon.
  • Martín
    MartínApril 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mod rustic in tone, atmosphere is both open and welcoming, however they get failing grades on lack of plugs. Staff is knowledgable and awesome as you would come to expect. Good place for a meetings.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleOctober 29, 2013
    This coffee shop comes well supplied with addictive Cuvée and Tweed coffee beans as well as baristas that pour out the tastiest and most gorgeous rosettas in the city.
  • Sarah Jo S.
    Sarah Jo SautterSeptember 17, 2015
    Ask for their special brew. The barista really knows his beans. Tell him what you like and he'll tell you which coffee.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NelsonNovember 27, 2017
    These guys know what they are doing. If you are looking for a good fresh cup, this is the place to go. Nice single origin pour overs available and good beans
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2013
    A multi-method and multi-roaster, which means that alongside regular roasters (like Cuvee, Intelligentsia, etc.) they bring in guest coffees all the time.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseOctober 6, 2017
    As far as I could tell, this is the only place in Austin that takes coffee seriously - possibly nobody wants to try to compete, because they do it very well indeed. Pour-overs are the thing here.
  • Pedro S.
    Just tried the seasonal special of cocktails coffee! Wonderful flavor, maintaining rich full expreso flavors!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19, 2016
    Serves up counter culture coffee. You'll find plenty of computer engineers here. They also have an extensive tea list and we opted for an earl grey tea latte instead.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    Houndstooth installed a pecan-slab experimental coffee bar where they'll be doing single-origin siphon brewing! Read more
  • Corey W.
    Corey WardApril 7, 2013
    This ain't no kiosk no mo'! Come get a shot of single origin espresso while ogling their as-of-yet not in use siphons. Coffee culture is alive and well in Austin!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilkinMarch 16, 2015
    Set up your laptop, drink a million coffees and power through that to do list. Thanks to Supper for the recommendation: http://supper.mx/places/houndstooth-coffee-austin/
  • @livehappy8
    @livehappy8January 14, 2014
    Cortado w/San Sebastian espresso is wonderful for someone who prefers a lighter, more floral coffee, but w/all the caffeine punch
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaApril 7, 2015
    Nice coffee shop, good coffee. It's on a bit of a bitter side, I prefer patika (across the street), but it's still very good
  • Chris N.
    Chris NesladekFebruary 16, 2015
    Artisanal coffee selections prepared with a smile. Awesome branding too!
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasOctober 29, 2014
    Beautiful macchiato and the coffee and walnut doughnut was delicious.
  • Corey W.
    Corey WardJanuary 2, 2015
    Travelers take note: this is one of very few places in Austin you can walk into and ask for a flat white without anybody flinching.
  • Shadi
    ShadiDecember 13, 2015
    What a great place to start your day. Very nice staff and the Coffee is superb. Try the drips..
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasNovember 8, 2014
    Fantastic coffee, doughnuts and they also serve breakfast tacos.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 3
    People rave about the Japanese ice coffee and the breakfast tacos here.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LougheedApril 6, 2017
    Bustling and lively (i.e. loud). drip coffee was satisfactory. Decent amount of single seating if you're looking to do some work. Wifi password on request from barista it seems.
  • Evan C.
    Evan ChenSeptember 7
    Friendly baristas! I got the pour over which was great!
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SmithNovember 11, 2017
    Delicious coffee and really nice baristas. Definitely get some breakfast tacos while you're there!
  • Anders M.
    Anders MellbrattSeptember 17
    Friendly people, great coffee! Accessible by meerkat scooter transport 🛴
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaMarch 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Even the pourover decaf coffee is pretty good. And you know that that's saying something.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriceJuly 25, 2016
    Espresso, power outlets, and great staff! Perfect for client meetings!
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerMarch 26, 2017
    A nice place to grab a coffee and get some work done. Free wifi and many plugs.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtOctober 11, 2015
    Finally a top tier coffee spot in dowtown Austin! Amazing pourover coffee without the hike up north.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MerrimanOctober 9, 2014
    They do things with coffee here I've never even heard of before! The Japanese iced is damn refreshing on a hot day
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 3
    I would be pretty disappointed with the flavour of this espresso in NYC or Australia, so it pains me to say that this is the best flat white in Austin.
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 20, 2014
    Great espresso and passable breakfast taco. What else do you need in the morning?
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    What to Order: The coffee julep: espresso, vanilla, sparkling water, and fresh mint.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LSeptember 16, 2015
    The julep is still a shot of espresso, and is appropriately sized as such. (Not that anyone forgot that when they ordered or anything...)
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott ChengerNovember 27, 2014
    My goto coffee shop in Austin great variety of beans from great places.
  • Marloes H.
    Marloes HaarsmaSeptember 17, 2013
    Great recommendation about the beans for my latte. They also serve Aeropress coffee, ftw
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMarch 21, 2016
    Awesome almond cappuccino & lots of seating but on side of an office lobby.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyNovember 26, 2016
    Great staff, modern vibe and good coffee
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 22, 2016
    Their version of the Arnold Palmer is worth a try - cold brew + lemonade.
  • Dilek U.
    Dilek UnarDecember 6, 2016
    Very friendly baristas. I loved the atmosphere as much as their coffee.
  • Roger C.
    Roger CauvinJune 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi password as of 06/14/2013 is 'coffeeandcheese'.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SDecember 18, 2016
    Cappuccino. Simple. Classic. Whole milk. Perfectly made.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SimAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love an iced Americano, go for the Japanese cold brew
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniApril 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly baristas and great location for excellent coffee.
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