Downtown Austin's oldest indie coffee house also boasts two theatres, one upstairs, one downstairs, that play hosts to films, stand-up, performance art, and bands. With tasty treats and a great view of the Congress goings-on, this storefront gathering spot is a major find.
Live improvisation is back at the Hideout! Been about, what, two years now? But now the diverse lineup of sometimes hilarious, always surprising yes-and shows has returned, with Pgraph
and more for the most unexpected delights of in-person entertainment. For instance, this weekend: Pets
, a sort of lolwhut follow-up to Cats
, and Hoot Night
, which riffs on skiffy tropes like there's no tomorrow. See the website for details.
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
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