Best Coffee Shops Near Our Riverside Austin Apartments

Some days, we wake up in the morning and we just can’t function until we get our caffeine! Luckily for us, there are tons of fantastic cafes and coffee shops near our Riverside Austin apartments! Not only are we literally just around the corner from the popular Buzz Mill, but we’re also minutes from some of South Austin and East Austin’s best java joints. Let’s take you through our top favorites!


If you know a fellow coffee-lover in our community of apartments near Oracle, be sure to share this post with them so they can experience all the best coffee in the area! For now, read through our top picks and plan out your next coffee fix!


Buzz Mill


Just around the corner from our Town Lake Austin apartments, on Town Creek Drive, lies Buzz Mill. A Riverside staple, Buzz Mill offers coffee, cocktails, and craft beer, as well as food from nearby food trucks. Beyond having delicious drinks and a cozy, rustic atmosphere, Buzz Mill also promotes lots of community initiatives, including the “Buzz Mill Forestry Foundation” and the “River Clean Team.” How cool is that? Plus, this fantastic coffee shop is open 24/7, so residents of our community can enjoy this spot morning, noon, and deep into the night.


Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden


If you’re willing to drive a little further south, Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden just off SoCo is a must-visit. This popular spot can get crowded during happy hour, especially on Friday evenings, but with generous outdoor seating, several food trucks, and delicious drinks, you won’t mind bumping elbows with a few of your neighbors. Cosmic provides amazing coffee, espresso drinks, craft cocktails, and local beers, and is particularly perfect for Austinites looking for places to bring their dogs.


Fleet Coffee Co


If you’re serious about craft coffee and espresso drinks, Fleet Coffee will be just your speed. Located in East Austin on Webberville Rd, this upscale coffee shop crafts its coffee and espresso drinks with great care, while also offering a good selection of local tacos and pastries. Its small interior means it can be challenging to find a spot inside, but outdoor seating is also available when the weather is good. Try one of their creative espresso-based mocktails for something truly special!


Cafe Creme


An understated cafe on Oltorf, Cafe Creme is perfect for crepe lovers and anyone looking for a quiet spot to sit with their laptop. With a wide variety of crepes, pastries, espresso drinks, teas, and of course, coffees, this cafe has something for everyone. Try one of their seasonal specialty lattes. Their honey lavender latte is to die for!


Jo’s Coffee


Of course, no Austinite should skip out on the iconic South Congress Jo’s Coffee, home of the “i love you so much” graffiti wall. The only seating is outdoors, but it’s the perfect SoCo stop on a sunny day. Their Sinner’s Brunch on Sundays from 12:30-3 features live music and great people watching from their shaded seating area. Definitely try one of their iced turbos when you visit, especially if it’s hot out!


What’s your favorite coffee spot in Austin? We hope we’ve inspired you to get out there and get that caffeine fix somewhere new! If you want to see more recommendations like these, go ahead and bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts! We’ll be back with another post in a few weeks, but in the meantime, make sure you’re following us on Instagram so you stay in the know about community events, special offers, and updates for residents of our South Austin apartments near Oracle.

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