Currently sitting in Epoch coffee at midnight writing this post. I mean what can beat a 24 hour coffee shop that serves pizza! Last time I was here I did indulge in a slice of "Moon Tower" pizza and some Ethiopian coffee but this time I tamed it down with a giant breakfast muffin and a guest roasted coffee in a giant Texas mug. [To give you a little ambiance, they're yelling "pizza!" over and over again for someone to come pick up their slice. If they don't want it, I might claim it.] It's definitely an Austinite spot, filled with bearded men and college students studying hard for the class they've put off for the past few weeks. They even have extension cords that can be pulled down and retract back up to the ceiling. Not sure if I've seen that before, but a coffee shop that gets as packed as this place definitely needs some ingenuity and Epoch definitely has it. An eclectic, funky spot, inside and outside seating with good coffee and small eats to keep you going, Epoch is my favorite 24 hour spot that I've been to in Austin. Got a couple more to check out, but it's hard to beat a pizza and coffee combo for me. [In case you were wondering, someone finally claimed the pizza. *sad face*]
Very cool vibez here. Definitely a very "Austin-y"/"grown-up hipster" spot to get stuff done. Brew & Brew is in a building that has apparently houses a handful of local businesses so there's a cool back entrance that they all use (and that's where the extra restrooms are). This is a meeting place of the Austin entrepreneur. And if you can have beer and coffee in the same spot, it's definitely not a bad place to schedule a not-so-formal meeting and get some work done. The coffee itself isn't my favorite. A little too flowery of a taste for my liking, but I really do enjoy the feeling there and having the beautiful Texas sun shining through the huge windows coaxing me through each of my tasks for the day.
You can ask to see the menu which has a few listings on there. Beware of their Chex Mix offering as it's not slightly spicy, it is spicy. I don't do spicy so you can imagine my disappointment. But I will be going back to try out other items. I saw a few people eating some sandwiches that looked pretty delicious. I will update the next time I go back but for now, Brew & Brew = good vibezzz.
Sorry for the wait! It's been a while since I've posted but with holidays and starting off a new year, I've been busy running around with tons to do. But that doesn't mean I havent been to my fair share of coffee shops so I'm really eager to get back to sharing!
With that out of the way, I can now rant and rave about the beautiful Walton's Fancy & Staple in Austin, Texas. Oh my goodness. This is where botany, pastry, catering, coffee, beer, and lunchy-brunchy foods collide in a old timey, tiny space. By far one of my favorite places as far as ambiance. I could sit there all day and just soak in the vibes. I had some macaroons, a croissant, and a latte. Totally forgot to order soy or almond, so I only got to sip on the coffee. Not my favorite, but not bad by any means. Croissant and macaroons were a little more crumbly than I like, but like I said, I love this place just because of how it feels. I'll have to go back sometime to test out the rest of the menu. Very much worth the visit.
Now I know there isn't any coffee in this post, but I have been wanting to check out this restaurant for a while now and when the opportunity presented itself I had to share. This place was originally a dessert bar with gelato and cake balls but merged with the restaurant portion to become a restaurant/dessert bar. I tried the tiramisu and red velvet cake balls. Both great, but the tiramisu was so perfect. My friend had the Oreo and a birthday cake balls, and he said the Oreo tasted like Oreos. I'll get the coffee next time because there definitely will be a next time. Scouts honor.
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