242 W. Second, 512/469-9003
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 8am-9pm
Brunch is the news here: From healthy to heavy duty, every diner can find a favorite at the younger sister of the famed SoCo original. Counter service and pushed-back weekend hours are friendly to both early birds and hungover souls, though seating inside or on the patio can be limited during peak hours. Highlights are the expert hot/cold coffee bar, huge made-to-order pancakes, an egg white omelette, and breakfast tacos like the black bean, avocado, and pico de gallo.
Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide. Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
Sign-ups begin at 5:30pm. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Free.
(Disclaimer: We know they are totally the cutest.) There's also a contest for lookalikes and best dressed. Donations go to Austin Humane Society. Sun., Oct. 28, noon-3pm. Free ($10 for contest).
Located in the Waller Creek Boathouse, this cafe serves coffee, wine, smoothies, and a small food menu along with terrific views of Lady Bird Lake and the hike & bike trail.
74 Trinity, 512/499-0470
Beyond the necessary hot cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts to get you back on the move on a cold day.
301 W. Second, 512/481-9400
This Austin born-and-bred coffee roasting and retail business serves artisanal coffee, smoothies and vegetable squeezes, and a variety of breakfast tacos, panini, wraps, and more in the cafe.
303 Colorado #100, 512/220-2326