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Progress Coffee

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  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 27, 2011
    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
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 29, 2012
    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.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LloydJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Must try a DD! Very relaxing. Don't know what that is? Go in their bathroom right after someone else, drop your drawers, & sit down. Take your time, now! You will experience...the Dump in the Dark.
  • Dub A.
    Dub AcademyJanuary 29, 2013
    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!
  • Frank B.
    Frank BurnsOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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?
  • iLuvtra1ls P.
    iLuvtra1ls POctober 27, 2010
    nice boutique coffee shop with talented baristas. my latte was perfect n even gave me an extra shot! worth the short walk! small b'fast menu but good.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonFebruary 28, 2013
    Good coffee and reasonable power, but the wifi is unreliable. If you need a persistent connection, look elsewhere or bring your own.
  • Craig F.
    Craig ForsterAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee, and great simple breakfasts. Also conveniently located right next to I-35 for the commuters like myself.
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TorresJune 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Jalapeño breakfast biscuit (made in-house daily) with avocado and an Americano will start off your morning right.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RobertsonApril 24, 2013
    2.7 My favorite of the not quite right milk/coffee v cup size ratio. Willing to work worth them.
  • Chrysanthe T.
    Chrysanthe TenentesSeptember 15, 2011
    If the barista likes you, he might offer you a splash of Mexican vanilla in your iced coffee. SAY YES!
  • Adobe SXSW
    Adobe SXSWMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Just a short walk away from the ACC. The coffee is fair trade, organic and custom roasted by hand in small batches. Enjoy a few minutes of fresh air on your way to a proper caffeine fix. Read more
  • Igor O.
    Igor OmerbegovicDecember 28, 2012
    Cappuccino is amazing. Get a moodini or a caprese, sit outside and enjoy the view.
  • Cassel K.
    Cassel KrollMarch 16, 2011
    Great coffee. Amazing biscuits. Go for the Jalapeño Cheddar. If you don't you'll really miss out.
  • jake f.
    jake furstMarch 9, 2011
    Good coffee, free wifi, nice vibe, bananatown breakfast biscuits* (*no actual bananas in said biscuits)
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 11, 2011
    Tons of parking by the train tracks during the day, but if you bike, you'll get more karma points.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud
    They make a strong cup of Joe as well as a mean egg and cheese biscuit sandwich.
  • H F.
    H FrambachMarch 15, 2011
    Would go here a lot more if they had a gluten free bfast menu. Even if it was just sliced meat + cheese!
  • George H.
    George HMay 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Their lemonade is lemony goodness!
  • Chrysanthe T.
    Chrysanthe TenentesMarch 14, 2012
    Iced coffee with a splash of Mexican vanilla, jalapeno breakfast biscuit sandwich with avocado. Sit on the porch.
  • Ilya B.
    Ilya BMarch 7, 2013
    The yogurt granola is really good!
  • A.T. F.
    A.T. FoutyJune 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the jalapeño & cheddar biscuit. It comes w/ egg+cheese, but you have to spring for the bacon. It's a must!
  • Rob R.
    Rob RessmannMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the 5th St. Turkey sandwich. The rosemary habanero jelly provides a nice twang.
  • Magnus S.
    Magnus StrangeJuly 11, 2012
    I have yet to get a good mocha here. People are friendly though.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appétit named this Eastside spot one of our Top 10 Best Boutique Coffee Shops. With Owl Tree coffee and fresh biscuits, it’s the best hangout in town.
  • Felix J.
    Felix JacominoJune 20, 2013
    Iced Lightning & bacon, egg n cheese biscuit are both great!
  • Magnus S.
    Magnus StrangeJuly 13, 2012
    Make sure if you come in the morning you have mosquito repellent!
  • Anna M.
    Anna MentzerSeptember 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cold-brewed coffee and white-chocolate-chip-macadamia cookies on the planet. A well-designed haven of east-side culture and design.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RessmannApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The oatmeal is great. Apples, raisins, almonds and steamed milk. Yummers!
  • Caleb E.
    Caleb EubanksApril 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Iced white mocha is awesome. Get a breakfast biscuit on a crossaint, you wont regret it
  • Matt G.
    Matt GlazerMay 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Grab a breakfast biscut but add turkey and put it on a croisant. You won't be disappointed.
  • Katie N.
    Katie NaranjoMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ok, get my favorite drink: iced latte with caramel & hazelnut. It is amazing.
  • Diana
    DianaApril 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast is 50% off before 8:30 with the purchase of a drink!
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HoffmeisterMarch 11, 2013
    Jalapeño biscuit breakfast sandwich is delicious
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WenzlerJune 19, 2011
    Not the best chai I've ever had. Crappy drinking straws but I do love the 5th Street Turkey!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SauterDecember 13, 2012
    Mind boggling breakfast sandwich on habanero biscuit.
  • Jorge R.
    Jorge ReyesJuly 20, 2013
    Noticing coffee shops in Austin are nothing special :/ this place has better coffee than most though!
  • Chrysanthe T.
    Chrysanthe TenentesSeptember 15, 2011
    Jalapeño cheddar biscuit breakfast sandwich. Add tomato and avocado.
  • Nate M.
    Nate McGuireJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They fresh roast their own coffee in Austin!
  • Neven S.
    Neven SimpsonJuly 1, 2012
    Careful, they close at 5 on Sunday's. Iced lightening, seriously sweet, but seriously good.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DOctober 7, 2012
    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.
  • Lucy S.
    Lucy ShayMarch 19, 2011
    Must try iced toddy w Mexican vanilla! Sxsw must!
  • Ian F.
    Ian FitzpatrickMarch 13, 2013
    They put this genius shot of Mexican vanilla in the ice coffee...
  • Phil W.
    Phil WestFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Gold Beach CD Release Party on Feb. 25 -- you can listen to the CD now at the listening station by the counter.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LeedyJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    breakfast food is delicious. but damn the espresso drinks are horrible.
  • Tune O.
    Tune OuthavongMarch 7, 2010
    If you're a frequent coffee drinker, use their punch card program to get free coffee.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 4, 2013
    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.
  • Leighton C.
    Leighton CopleyMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Charlie's Roast Beef. It is an unbelievable sandwich!
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuMarch 23, 2011
    The password for the wifi is right next to the cash register.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweSeptember 29, 2010
    ...great music, great coffee, great food, great ambiance, wonderful people! Taste the Samson's Lox... Read more
  • Katie C.
    Katie CookSeptember 9, 2009
    One of the best places to get coffee in Austin. Very laid back and centrally located.
  • Seth C.
    Seth CarsonMarch 30, 2010
    Try the Ben's Brie on a croissant. It makes for a good breakfast.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CFebruary 14, 2011
    Try the iced lightning! It'll wake you up!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MillerFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to get a punch card, that way you can claim your free drinks.
  • ScioniQCity
    ScioniQCityApril 28, 2012
    Raise your City iQ: Every season, Progress Coffee gives away a $500 gift card! Read more
  • annie l.
    annie lMarch 13, 2013
    Wowza. Iced lightning ftw
  • Vi D.
    Vi DoAugust 18, 2012
    Ice lighting is the best
  • Clarisa R.
    Clarisa RamirezOctober 2, 2011
    Best iced coffee I've ever had.
  • rimsha t.
    rimsha taqdeesJuly 23, 2011
    cousins here, must b having fun
  • Riley S.
    Riley SpillerMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bald guy who works here always looks like he's pissed.
  • Amin M.
    Amin MMay 12, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    this place is pretty sweet except that they dont have ice green tea :c
  • Punky R.
    Punky RJuly 8, 2010
    Nice place n u must try the coffee..
  • Josh L.
    Josh LloydOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Nobody use the bathroom for bout 35-45 minutes! Someone open up a window, too!
  • Tom L.
    Tom LaPlanteJune 26, 2010
    Nice feel, interesting location
  • Kamran S.
    Kamran ShahJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go within an hour of closing time, they tend to start cleaning early.
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SchaefferMarch 23, 2010
    Oh Breakfast biscuit - you win my heart!
  • Will I.
    Will IkardJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're at Progress, come down the hall and say hello to us @GNIStrategies
  • Evans T.
    Evans TuckerApril 29, 2009
    Get breakfast there. They have a really tasty breakfast menu.
  • Sierra K.
    Sierra KneifelJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a hipsters dream.
  • Joseph V.
    Joseph VillafrancaMarch 14, 2013
    "Bathrooms are for customers only!" - Progress Guy
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    sweet spot.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas MeisselAugust 8, 2010
    Have to try this place! Read more
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RiveraFebruary 27, 2010
    Don't trust the wifi password
  • Ben T.
    Ben ThomaJune 15, 2013
    wi-fi network: Progress-N wi-fi password: BEANJUICE - via 4sqwifi.com
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