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A Local's Guide to the Best South Austin Coffee Shops

Posted by Ryan Rodenbeck on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 1:01pm

Nothing tastes better in cool or warm weather than coffee itself. When it comes to really good coffee, we know that finding the right cup of joe is definitely important. With plenty of coffee shops within 78704 - South Austin, it can be a challenge to choose your favorite!

We gathered a list of our best 78704 coffee shops that you should visit for your next cup!


1. Cosmic Coffee and Beer

Price Range: $$

121 Pickle Rd

Austin, TX 78704

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Located near St. Edwards University is one of our favorites, Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden. They offer specialty coffee, cocktails, locally brewed draft beer, and more. The ambiance of the shop is unlike any other you might have encountered. The atmosphere is family-friendly which means you can also bring along your kids with you. In addition to that, there is plenty of room to enjoy your goodies whether it is indoor or outdoor, you will love to hang out and relax with your favorite beverage in this place. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family.


2. Opa! Coffee and Wine Bar

Price Range: $$

2050 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Opa Coffee and Wine Bar serves Texas Traders organic, fair-trade, locally-roasted coffee. They carry Greek eats and w wide selection of local and important beverages as well as a wide variety of snacks. Experience a homey feel in a comfortable atmosphere with an expansive outdoor seating patio that rests under a beautiful old oak tree. Indoor seating is also available that is intimate and cozy. If you are looking for a haven to relax and wind down whilst having a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine, this spot is one of the best 78704 coffee shops that are worth checking out!


3. Radio Coffee & Beer

Price Range: $

4204 Manchaca Rd

Austin, TX 78704

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As we went around finding the best coffee shops in 78704, Radio Coffee & Beer joins our list. Get your favorite local coffee or beer in the big open space of Radio. It’s also a great place to hang out with your friends for a casual afternoon. They also have live music and offer delicious tacos and pizza!


4. Jo’s Coffee

Price Range: $

1300 S Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78704

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Jo’s Coffee Shop is one of the holy grails in 78704 - South Austin. Aside from their best coffee drinks such as the Iced Turbo, you can get iced tea and some breakfast or lunch fixes from pancakes, burgers, tacos, and even some salad. If you are on a mural hunt, the iconic “I love you so much” is featured around Jo’s Coffee Shop!


5. Patika

Price Range: $

2159 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Photo from Patika Coffee's Website

Patika started out of a little kart in downtown Austin. They served Austin’s food scene with tasty pastries, scrumptious breakfast, lunch, and brunch meals, and of course, hot coffee. The interior is modern, cozy and Instagrammable. A great place for a relaxing afternoon with your friends or a date spot with your significant other.



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