Roundup: Downtown Austin Coffee Shops

Roundup: Downtown Austin Coffee Shops

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 21, 2008

A few weeks ago we brought you some of the hippest South Austin coffee shops to hang out in or gain inspiration from for your own homes. Now we're bringing you some of the coolest Downtown Austin java joints. Whether you're a long time resident or thinking about paying Austin a visit, these are all spots worth checking out for decor ideas on your next trip downtown!

Jo's Hot Coffee and Good Food 242 West Second Street, Austin, TX 78701

Jo's second location in Austin has a bit more interior space than its South Congress cousin, but still has plenty of style and good coffee. Located in the 2nd Street District, Jo's downtown features a hip outdoor seating area and a large interior space with modern seating and even cooler light fixtures.

Austin Java Downtown 301 West 2nd Street, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78701

Also featuring multiple locations throughout Austin, the downtown branch of Austin Java is located in the ultra-modern Austin City Hall. With ample outdoor seating and lots of people-watching opportunities, the interior of Austin Java has a cozy, artsy feel to it.

Halcyon Coffeehouse 218 West 4th street Austin, Texas 78704

Halcyon Coffeehouse, located in the Warehouse District downtown, caters to a variety of Austin residents in a hip, high-ceiling corner location with lots of different types of seating. If you're craving something a little stronger than coffee you're in luck: Halcyon is also a bar and lounge.

Emerald City Press 915 North Lamar Austin, TX 78703

More of a drive through or walk up to stand, (with no public interior to speak up) Emerald City Press deserves a mention due to its gorgeous decor details, like their emerald green tiles and wood paneling.

Caffe Medici
1101 West Lynn
Austin, Texas 78703

If you're looking for that traditional coffee shop look in a modern environment, Caffe Medici is for you. It's comfortable and reliable and features a lot of neat stone outdoor seating, too. Although it's a bit outside of the Downtown area, it's still a close enough bike ride!

What do you think of these coffee shops? Have we left one of your favorite Downtown coffee shops off this list?

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