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Wise people know that caffeine makes the world a better place. The delicious distillation of coffee, caffeine, and incredible flavors is essential for many of our daily lives, and where better to pick up some of that delicious go-go juice than at an independent coffee shop? Indie coffee shops offer personalized, ethically sourced coffee at good prices in ways that directly benefit the community around them. And, they’re the perfect spot to catch up on some work in peace. Check out these top picks in Austin for delicious coffee, frappes, and more from independent coffee shops that are great for remote work.
Trianon Coffee supplies some of the best, freshly roasted coffee in all of Austin. Their signature roaster, Charles Lauriat, has been handcrafting coffees and bean blends for almost fifteen years. Their coffee beans are carried in many major Austin cafes, including the original independent roastery, Trianon. Each order features organic coffee hand-roasted and blended just for you, making it a must-visit for coffee lovers.
Built to weave “the pattern of coffee and people”, Houndstooth Coffee is an Austin staple that strives to bring coffee shop culture to every part of Austin. With multiple locations across the city, Houndstooth brings premiere blends, crafts, and baked goods to the people of Austin without fail. Their robust menu offers coffee, tea, beer, wine, and pastries, sourced from sustainable estates, farms, and provinces around the world.
This local joint takes local and independent coffee brewing to the next level. Founded by two longtime Austin baristas in search of their dream coffee shop, Figure 8 is a simple and sweet neighborhood staple that serves up traditional and exotic coffee blends featuring deliciously sustainable flavors and ingredients from around the world. The one and only, Figure 8 is a must-see for any coffee drinker ready to try all kinds of new flavors.
One of the best Austin coffee shops, Flitch puts its own unique twist on the idea of a shop. They offer specialty coffees entirely out of a remodeled 1952 Spartan trailer. Flitch works with local and national roasters to bring a variety of coffees to the menu, including all types of blends, drips, and brews. Additionally, they serve tacos, bagels, teas, baked goods, and community staples, so you’re sure to find the perfect meal!
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This delicious local spot offers a variety of drinks and meals for an all-inclusive cafe and restaurant experience. Breakfast and lunch feature all kinds of tasty coffee-based drinks as well as specialty cocktails and other delicious treats. Independently owned and community-based, you’ll find your own better half at Better Half, one of the best coffee shops in Austin for remote work.
2501 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78702
Greater Goods is one of the best coffee shops in Austin for remote work. Featuring full wall windows that let in so much natural light it’s like you’re in greenhouse, Great Goods sources high quality beans from sustainable growers all over the world. Then they give a little back, making a donation to a Texas charity for every bag of coffee purchased.
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Bennu has certainly spread out over Austin, but still makes for one of the best coffee shops for remote work. Bennu names its drinks for cheeky literary references and has beautiful remote work spaces inside and outside at all three of its locations.
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