Jo's Coffee Downtown
242 W. Second, Austin, 78701, 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.
From noon-3pm, a local rescue group will be on-site with dogs available for adoption. Sundays in April and May. Free.
Test your Drag Race knowledge. Bring yer friends and make it a party. Wed., May 30, 5-8pm.
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 #100, 512/481-9400
At this coffeehouse, it's all about perfectly prepared coffee. Period.
200 Congress, Ste. 2B, 512/827-2770
“Slow down and stay awhile” is the motto of this upscale diner. While a split-level bakeshop and beer garden may seem an unlikely pairing, the interplay among handcrafted breads, house-cured meats, and a lovingly curated beer menu is surprisingly successful.
709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972