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Top 10 Coffee Shops Near the University of Texas at Austin

By Bella

As a UT student myself, I know how hectic it can be juggling classes, internships, student organizations, and more. There’s no doubt that, for a large number of students, coffee is what gets you through a long day at the University of Texas.

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When living at Rambler in West Campus, you’re at the center of the action as a UT student. We know how exhausting college life can be, so we’ve compiled this list of a few coffee shops that are popular among UT students to help you get your caffeine fix.

10 Best Coffee Shops Near West Campus at UT Austin

1. Lucky Lab

Dog next to Lucky Lab coffee flight.

Photo courtesy of 365 Things Austin.

Neighborhood: West Campus

Distance from Rambler: 4-minute walk

Address: 2421 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

Conveniently located right off Guad, UT students love to grab a coffee and stuffed croissant from Lucky Lab between classes. With tons of outdoor seating space next door at Space 24 Twenty, this is a great spot to enjoy a nice day.

2. Caffé Medici

Caffé Medici on August 28, 2018

Photo courtesy of The Austin Chronicle.

Neighborhood: West Campus

Distance from Rambler: 9-minute walk

Address: 2222 Guadalupe St B, Austin, TX 78705

Another coffee shop on our list conveniently located near campus, Caffé Medici’s Guadalupe location is a popular study spot. The spacious interior is always full of UT students hard at work, making the atmosphere a perfect match for the great coffee.

3. Lola Savannah

Photo courtesy of thinAIR Solutions, LLC.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Distance from Rambler: 7-minute drive

Address: 800 W 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78701

Lola Savannah is a gourmet coffee lounge offering carefully crafted drinks and delicious pastries. What makes Lola Savannah unique is that each of its four locations is adjoined to its sister restaurant, the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen.

4. Bennu Coffee

Bennu Coffee on MLK.

Photo courtesy of Visit Austin.

Neighborhood: East Austin

Distance from Rambler: 8-minute drive

Address: 2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Have you ever pulled an all-nighter in a coffee shop? Bennu’s three 24/7 locations are the perfect place to get some serious work done with a delicious coffee in hand.

5. Merit Coffee

Merit coffee signage in Austin, TX.

Photo courtesy of Merit Coffee.

Neighborhood: South Lamar

Distance from Rambler: 11-minute drive

Address: 1105 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Merit’s sleek and cozy South Lamar coffee house serves up delicious staples every day of the week. Whether you’re grabbing it to-go or want to stay and study awhile, Merit Coffee has three locations around Austin with friendly service.

6. Mozart’s

Friends talking at Mozart's Coffee Roasters in Austin.

Neighborhood: West Austin

Distance from Rambler: 11-minute drive

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

One of the most picturesque spots on our list, Mozart’s is popular for its ample outdoor seating, panoramic Lake Austin views, and of course, the annual Christmas Light Show. From coffee and pastries to smoothies and everything in between, every UT student has to visit Mozart’s at least once.

7. Houndstooth

Houndstooth coffee in Austin, TX.

Photo courtesy of ArchDaily.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Distance from Rambler: 11-minute drive

Address: 401 Congress Ave #100c, Austin, TX 78701

Houndstooth takes pride in the intention behind each of their drinks, making this Downtown Austin coffee shop a must-try on our list. Flooded with natural light from the massive windows, the ambiance of this coffee shop can’t be beat.

8. Summer Moon

Summer Moon coffee in Austin, TX

Photo courtesy of Summer Moon Coffee.

Neighborhood: Bee Cave

Distance from Rambler: 12-minute drive

Address: 3201 Bee Cave Rd #163, Austin, TX 78746

A cult favorite among UT students, Summer Moon is known for its classic coffee shop vibes and delicious pastries and drinks. Whatever your coffee order is, be sure to get their one-of-a-kind Moon Milk!

9. Revival Coffee Co.

Revival coffee in East Austin.

Photo courtesy of A Girl From Texas.

Neighborhood: East Austin

Distance from Rambler: 13-minute drive

Address: 1405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Decked out in all pink everything, Revival Coffee Co. is a unique spot to try in Austin. Here, you’ll find everything from classic coffee options to their Fruity Pebbles house special.

10. Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food

Photo courtesy of Jo’s Coffee.

Neighborhood: South Congress

Distance from Rambler: 14-minute drive

Address: 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Jo’s Coffee is an iconic stop to make if you find yourself on South Congress. Home to one of the most popular photo-ops in Austin, be sure to get a photo in front of the “I love you so much” wall while you’re here!


We hope that this guide helps you get started exploring some of the best coffee shops around Austin. If you want a coffee recommendation or have any other questions about living in Austin, contact the Rambler team, who is always happy to help!

Bella | Rambler Marketing Intern


Bella is a Marketing Intern for Rambler. She is a senior at the University of Texas, majoring in Public Relations.

September 01, 2022

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