Where to Find the Best Hot Drinks in Austin to Keep You Warm This Winter

We may not often get snow here in Austin, but it certainly gets cold enough to crave those hot winter beverages! From hot cocoa and cider, to mulled wine and other more boozy concoctions — these are some of the best places to warm up with hot drinks in Austin. 

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Cosmic in general has some amazing coffee and cocktails, but they’ve gone all out with a variety of winter specialty and holiday drinks this season. There’s a s’mores mocha, peppermint hot cocoa, eggnog, a Cosmic-special hot toddy, boozy-optional apple chai-der — all perfect for taking the edge off that winter chill!

Donn’s Depot

1600 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703

Donn’s Depot is part piano bar, part dancehall, and an all around great hang-out spot. They’ve got an entire special menu dedicated to festive drinks. They’ve got specialty cocktails, their famous hot toddy, buttered rum, German mulled wine, plus some non alcoholic options.


1905 Aldrich St, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78723

Halcyon is doing the most for hot chocolate this winter. Among excellent cocktails, their seasonal menu includes four different flavors of hot chocolate — with optional spiked versions — that come in a flight so you can try them all! When you find your fave you can also order them in full size, but the flight is adorable.

The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Rd, Suite A, Austin, TX 78702

The Cavalier is a neighborhood pub with some excellent Southern-inspired food. This year their seasonal menu has gone nostalgic, with drinks themed around childhood favorite cartoons, per their holiday pop-up bar. They’ve got Rocko’s Modern Toddy, a spiced rum drink called the Gromble’s Grog, and a hot cider named after Goku.


3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

While they may not have any boozy drink options, Mozart’s is a must-visit during the holiday season for hot drinks in Austin. Not only do they have some spectacular coffee — roasted in house, and loads of pastries, but they also have an annual Christmas light show


2207 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Lala’s is the ultimate festive destination, and if all the decor doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, their delightful hot drinks in Austin absolutely will. They have a lovely hot toddy, cider, hot cocoa, and — most important — Grandma’s secret eggnog.

Austin Chai Wala

1309 W 45th St, Austin, TX 78756

Not your standard delicious hot chocolate or cider, at Austin Chai Wala you’ll find some of the best Indian and Pakistani chai around. Their teas are spiced to perfection, and will leave you feeling all warm and cozy on the inside. It really hits the spot on those cooler mornings — and they’re even open late into the night!


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