Located across the street from the University of Texas on what locals call ‘The Drag,’ Caffé Medici is extremely popular with students and faculty. This two-storey space offers French-pressed coffee blends as well as a variety of direct-trade coffee and tea options that will satisfy any caffeine fix. Caffé Medici is almost always bustling with students, giving it a great atmosphere while also being perfect for studying. Great coffee and snacks, fast WiFi, and a friendly staff make Caffé Medici a great off-campus spot.
Caffé Medici, 2222 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 474 5730
A perfect spot for those who live at UT and have limited transportation, Texas Expresso is located right on campus as part of the university’s alumni center. Although closed evenings and weekends, Texas Expresso is a great place to relax for lunch or during an afternoon lull. Texas Expresso offers coffee, sandwiches, and some of the best paninis in the area. The chai tea latte is especially worth trying. Despite being located on campus, Texas Expresso doesn’t feel like a cramped library or a student center.
Texas Expresso, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 471 8076
Houndstooth Coffee on N Lamar serves carefully sourced coffee and tea as well as beer, wine, and pastries. Houndstooth’s goal is to become part of your daily routine. It makes an effort to be cool and casual while also serving high-quality food and beverages. Houndstooth offers great service that more than makes up for the prices. Its coffee is some of the best in Austin, and the atmosphere makes you want to stay and work awhile.
Houndstooth Coffee, 4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 531 9417