This amazing guide is a carefully crafted list of my favorite places for coffee, food, and good times in Austin. I am confident that fellow coffee-food-action-packed-trip-lovers will like all of the places that made my final cut. Only the best of the best made the list! 🙂 There are so many great places in Austin but if you only have a day or two these are my top picks.
Coffee // Food // Adventure Highlights For a One or Two Day Trip
Austin Coffee Adventure (By Bike)
Austin Coffee Adventure (by bike)
1. Start at Hotel San Jose. We stayed here and it was great. The coffee they have for guests in the lobby is tied for best ever drip coffee (it’s Stumptown and it’s SO good).
2. Jo’s on South Congress (right across from Hotel San Jose). Don’t be tempted by the sweet coffee drinks here, their Stumptown americanos are awesome.
3. Tom’s. Like the shoes Tom’s. The cafe inside their store is worth seeing just to check out the concept (the only other Tom’s Roaster is on Abbott Kinney in Los Angeles…oh wait and also apparently New York!). I would skip ordering a coffee here and get a Topo Chico, or just check out the store (be sure to go on the back deck!)
4. **Pit Stop** Juice Austin food truck just down the street and on your way to the next stop.
5. Wright Brothers Brew and Brew. This place rocks. They have great beer and great coffee (from a ton of different brewers and roasters).
6. Cuvee. Get the cold brew on a nitro tap but don’t get your own. Unless of course you want to be over caffeinated and sad.
7. Flat Track. Cute little coffee place for just grab and go coffee. There’s no seating here.
8. **Pit Stop** The secret juice bar down the street behind Cenote.
9. Hungry?? It’s taco time. Head to the Veracruz Taco Truck.
Other Austin Awesomeness
Whole Foods Flagship Store (and neighborhood) – This is the most exciting Whole Foods in the country (and I’ve been to a lot of them) haha. It is the flagship so that makes sense. Their breakfast taco bar is amazing and they have about a million salsas at the salsa bar. It’s honestly as good as any restaurant. If you go later in the day you can walk around the store drinking a glass of wine (after purchasing it). They have an awesome rooftop where you can enjoy your food, too.
Other things to see in this area:
If you’re in the mood for a craft cocktail, Whistler’s (pictured) is pretty cool. This is right by Cuvee coffee (if you went there on the coffee tour).
Quickie Pickie is a little market/cafe/I don’t even know what to call it place in this same neighborhood. Super unique and feels Portland-y // Austin-y. Awesome place if you just want to buy a bottle of wine (from the shelf not from a menu), maybe grab a salad (order at the counter and get a number), and sit outside.
Beer/Drinks – Easy Tiger (on east 6th) is a good place for a beer in the afternoon and a mostly easy-ish walk to Rainey Street. NOTHING is open on Rainey until 4pm, so don’t even try (you’ll be like — “what is this place??”). It’s a full two blocks of houses that were renovated and are now bars. Definitely a party scene at night. This street is also home one of my favorite veggie burger’s of all time. Order the veggie burger on greens (instead of a bun) at Javenlina and get a margarita. Grab a spot on the patio, and you’ll be happy.