Progress Coffee

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop
500 San Marcos St #105 (at E 5th St), Austin, TX 78702, United States
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Total Visitors
2,612
Total Visits
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    Taylor S.
    "Oh Breakfast biscuit - you win my heart!"(5 Tips)
    Felix J.
    "Iced Lightning & bacon, egg n cheese biscuit are both great!"(2 Tips)
    Katie C.
    "One of the best places to get coffee in Austin."(2 Tips)
    Chrysanthe T.
    "jalapeno breakfast biscuit sandwich with avocado."(2 Tips)
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  • Jorge R.

    Noticing coffee shops in Austin are nothing special :/ this place has better coffee than most though!

    Jorge Reyes · July 20, 2013
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  • Felix J.

    Iced Lightning & bacon, egg n cheese biscuit are both great!

    Felix Jacomino · June 20, 2013
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  • Ben T.

    wi-fi network: Progress-N wi-fi password: BEANJUICE - via 4sqwifi.com

    Ben Thoma · June 15, 2013
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  • George H.

    Their lemonade is lemony goodness!

    George H · May 26, 2013
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  • Sarah

    Sandwiches are way overpriced for what you get and the drinks are only meh. With so many choices in Austin, I'd pass on coming here again.

    Sarah · May 4, 2013
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  • Chris R.

    2.7 My favorite of the not quite right milk/coffee v cup size ratio. Willing to work worth them.

    Chris Robertson · April 24, 2013
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  • Diana

    Breakfast is 50% off before 8:30 with the purchase of a drink!

    Diana · April 12, 2013
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  • Joseph V.

    "Bathrooms are for customers only!" - Progress Guy

    Joseph Villafranca · March 14, 2013
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  • annie l.

    Wowza. Iced lightning ftw

    annie lin · March 13, 2013
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  • Ian F.

    They put this genius shot of Mexican vanilla in the ice coffee...

    Ian Fitzpatrick · March 13, 2013
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  • Gregory H.

    Jalapeño biscuit breakfast sandwich is delicious

    Gregory Hoffmeister · March 11, 2013
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  • Ilya B.

    The yogurt granola is really good!

    Ilya B · March 7, 2013
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  • Matthew G.

    Good coffee and reasonable power, but the wifi is unreliable. If you need a persistent connection, look elsewhere or bring your own.

    Matthew Gordon · February 28, 2013
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  • Dub A.

    Good place to get your head on right before starting your class at Dub Academy!! If your not a student stop by and check us out, we are right down the sidewalk!

    Dub Academy · January 29, 2013
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  • Igor O.

    Cappuccino is amazing. Get a moodini or a caprese, sit outside and enjoy the view.

    Igor Omerbegovic · December 28, 2012
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  • Eric S.

    Mind boggling breakfast sandwich on habanero biscuit.

    Eric Sauter · December 13, 2012
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  • Jason D.

    Soy milk is $0.50 extra. They used to have vegan snacks, but no more. Grumpy wait staff. Did they get new management since a year ago? Either way, I won't be back.

    Jason D · October 7, 2012
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  • Vi D.

    Ice lighting is the best

    Vi Do · August 18, 2012
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  • Magnus S.

    Make sure if you come in the morning you have mosquito repellent!

    Magnus Strange · July 13, 2012
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  • Magnus S.

    I have yet to get a good mocha here. People are friendly though.

    Magnus Strange · July 11, 2012
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  • Neven S.

    Careful, they close at 5 on Sunday's. Iced lightening, seriously sweet, but seriously good.

    Neven Simpson · July 1, 2012
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  • Sierra K.

    This place is a hipsters dream.

    Sierra Kneifel · June 20, 2012
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  • Amin M.

    Ojan best was here!!!

    Amin M · May 12, 2012
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  • Riley S.

    The bald guy who works here always looks like he's pissed.

    Riley Spiller · May 5, 2012
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  • ScioniQCity

    Raise your City iQ: Every season, Progress Coffee gives away a $500 gift card! Read more

    ScioniQCity · April 28, 2012
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  • Austin 360

    Situated in the 501 Studios, Progress Coffee serves up organic, fair-trade coffee and foods. You’ll spot many of East Austin’s creatives hacking away on laptops and sipping a cup of joe.

    Austin 360 · March 29, 2012
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  • Chrysanthe T.

    Iced coffee with a splash of Mexican vanilla, jalapeno breakfast biscuit sandwich with avocado. Sit on the porch.

    Chrysanthe Tenentes · March 14, 2012
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  • Oracle Marketing Cloud

    They make a strong cup of Joe as well as a mean egg and cheese biscuit sandwich.

    Oracle Marketing Cloud · March 9, 2012
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  • Nate M.

    They fresh roast their own coffee in Austin!

    Nate McGuire · January 16, 2012
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  • Jennifer

    Tons of parking by the train tracks during the day, but if you bike, you'll get more karma points.

    Jennifer · December 11, 2011
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  • Frank B.

    Just be aware that for every hip creative professional, or hip bum in here, there's two real estate developers doing a deal to change the neighborhood. Hear them?

    Frank Burns · October 11, 2011
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  • Clarisa R.

    Best iced coffee I've ever had.

    Clarisa Ramirez · October 2, 2011
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  • Chrysanthe T.

    Jalapeño cheddar biscuit breakfast sandwich. Add tomato and avocado.

    Chrysanthe Tenentes · September 15, 2011
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  • Chrysanthe T.

    If the barista likes you, he might offer you a splash of Mexican vanilla in your iced coffee. SAY YES!

    Chrysanthe Tenentes · September 15, 2011
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  • Craig F.

    Great coffee, and great simple breakfasts. Also conveniently located right next to I-35 for the commuters like myself.

    Craig Forster · August 16, 2011
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  • Scion Advisor

    Nestled between the East side and downtown neighborhoods, this coffeehouse is a great place to catch up with friends or get some work done. It's a nice place to stop en route to the Hope Farmer's Mark Read more

    Scion Advisor · July 27, 2011
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  • rimsha t.

    cousins here, must b having fun

    rimsha taqdees · July 23, 2011
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  • A.T. F.

    Try the jalapeño & cheddar biscuit. It comes w/ egg+cheese, but you have to spring for the bacon. It's a must!

    A.T. Fouty · June 26, 2011
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  • Rachel W.

    Not the best chai I've ever had. Crappy drinking straws but I do love the 5th Street Turkey!

    Rachel Wenzler · June 19, 2011
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  • Cesar T.

    Jalapeño breakfast biscuit (made in-house daily) with avocado and an Americano will start off your morning right.

    Cesar Torres · June 13, 2011
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  • Rob R.

    The oatmeal is great. Apples, raisins, almonds and steamed milk. Yummers!

    Rob Ressmann · April 8, 2011
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  • Katie N.

    Ok, get my favorite drink: iced latte with caramel & hazelnut. It is amazing.

    Katie Naranjo · March 24, 2011
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  • Kathryn Y.

    The password for the wifi is right next to the cash register.

    Kathryn Yu · March 23, 2011
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  • Lucy S.

    Must try iced toddy w Mexican vanilla! Sxsw must!

    Lucy Shay · March 19, 2011
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  • Cassel K.

    Great coffee. Amazing biscuits. Go for the Jalapeño Cheddar. If you don't you'll really miss out.

    Cassel Kroll · March 16, 2011
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  • H F.

    Would go here a lot more if they had a gluten free bfast menu. Even if it was just sliced meat + cheese!

    H Frambach · March 15, 2011
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  • jake f.

    Good coffee, free wifi, nice vibe, bananatown breakfast biscuits* (*no actual bananas in said biscuits)

    jake furst · March 9, 2011
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  • Rob R.

    Try the 5th St. Turkey sandwich. The rosemary habanero jelly provides a nice twang.

    Rob Ressmann · March 9, 2011
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  • Leighton C.

    Get Charlie's Roast Beef. It is an unbelievable sandwich!

    Leighton Copley · March 3, 2011
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  • Phil W.

    Gold Beach CD Release Party on Feb. 25 -- you can listen to the CD now at the listening station by the counter.

    Phil West · February 18, 2011
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