Whether you’re a student who needs a quiet place to study or you simply need a caffeine kick, we rounded up the top 5 places to get coffee by transit in Austin:
Houndstooth Coffee, 4200 Lamar Boulevard
If you’re a true coffee nerd (ahem, aficionado) look no further than Houndstooth to talk shop with your barista about the nuances of each coffee blend as if you’re discussing a fine wine. Want to know whether your coffee is bright, briny, or buttery? No problem, just pop into Houndstooth on Lamar via the 803 from downtown.
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Summer Moon Coffee Bar, 3115 South First Street
Are you familiar with a Summer Moon, Half Moon or Mocha Moon? If not, you should make your way to Summer Moon to get a taste of these and other wood-fired coffees, and magical “Moonmilk.” Take the 10 South First/Red River from Guadalupe and 4th Street to South First and Peacock.
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Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats, 916 Springdale Road
This brainchild of the restaurateurs behind East Side King, Komé and Daruma Ramen serves excellent coffee in a hip but cozy Japanese-inspired atmosphere. From Cesar Chavez and Brazos, take the No. 17 eastbound to Springdale and Bolm.
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Fair Bean Coffee, 2210 South First Street
Ethically minded coffee aficionados can feel good about their sipping at Fair Bean. This shop aims to foster sustainable living for coffee farmers around the world and has a selection of fair trade beans. Hop on the No. 10 at Guadalupe and 4th to South First and Live Oak to give them a try.
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Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
If you want a good place to study or read while also snagging views of Lake Austin and enjoying a bottomless cup of coffee, Mozart’s is the place to go. Especially convenient for UT students, simply take the 663 Lake Austin/UT bus at 6th and Rio Grande from downtown to Kermit and Lufkin and it’s a short walk to Mozart’s.
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