Jul 12, 2018

Local Coffeehouses Deliver More than Just a Cup of Java

If you’re looking for tantalizing coffees and appetizing fare area coffeehouses are certainly delivering. These days coffeehouses are offering more than just a cup of smooth java to wake you up in the morning. They are doing double duty and are serving craft beers, creamy ice creams, artisan breads and pastries, and wine for some interesting and winning combinations. And, what’s even better is that these coffeehouses are all local.

Whether you are meeting a friend, relaxing on a Saturday morning, planning on having lunch, or just want some delicious coffee or craft beer try these local area coffeehouse favorites. They’re everything you want in a coffeehouse and so much more.

Black Sugar Caffé

From fresh-roasted coffee and espresso to smoothies to frappes, Boba and beyond, Black Sugar Caffé offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages. There’s beer and wine too. But, you don’t want to limit yourself to just a beverage because there’s so much more. Breakfast and lunch is served daily. So, are tapas. However, here’s some friendly advice. Save room for dessert. Black Sugar offers an array of freshly made creative desserts such as trail mixes, chocolate covered fruits, biscotti, chocolate bars, croissants, and Bijoux. The atmosphere is trendy combined with a mix of old-school charm.

Cypress Creek Coffee Company

Sleek and inviting, this coffee house is open seven days a week and ready to serve up morning cups of steaming coffee and more at 6 a.m. If you like your coffee with an artistic flair Cypress Creek baristas deliver. Choose from a variety of coffee favorites such as a latte, mocha, Americano, cappuccino and house drip. Non-coffee choices include chia tea, hot chocolate, hot and ice tea, root beer and coke floats, and Kombucha. A variety of frozen drinks, espressos, and a choice of syrups round out the menu.

Easy Tiger – Whole Foods 365

This downtown Austin favorite is a second location for Easy Tiger. You’ll find them in Cedar Park sharing space with the Whole Foods 365 market. Their claim to fame is their handcrafted baked goods, coffees, craft beers and house-cured meats. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or, grab a snack, beer, or cup of coffee off the large menu and have a seat at the counter. A small coffee and pastry combination is just $5. Bakery favorites include pains au chocolat, spiced tiger claws and cinnamon knots. But, don’t forget about their sandwiches and cheese platters.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge

Bright and airy this coffee emporium shares the same space with the Grove Wine Bar. Which makes this another winning combination. The friendly staff are happy to serve up espresso, drip and steamed coffees, shakes, smoothies, teas, and a variety of cold drinks. Breakfast tacos are served daily until 11 a.m. Sit in inside or on the spacious, inviting outdoor patio decked out with bright green umbrellas.

Mandola’s Italian Kitchen and Caffé

Don’t let the name steer you away from this great family spot that serves pizzas and pastas. Because, this newly opened self-service Italian Restaurant has a separate counter for coffees, Italian cakes and pastries, and gelato. It’s the perfect spot to relax and grab an early or late evening coffee and dessert. The caffé offers a variety of traditional Italian and American espresso drinks and filtered coffees. Desserts include Italian specialty cookies, cheesecake, cannoli, Neapolitans and much more. Gelato comes in 13 flavors and a flavor of the month. Sorbets come in four refreshing, fruity flavors.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Company

As a local neighborhood hangout this Cedar Park brew pub has it all. From freshly brewed coffees, to delicious sandwiches, and over 30 crafts beers, there’s no reason not to try it all. Because there really is something for everyone here. The cozy laid-back atmosphere has plenty of inside tables and comfy couches. And, a side patio equipped with picnic tables and umbrellas provide plenty of shade for outdoor seating. You can also relax, listen to live music on Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy a fine brew. Whether it’s a cup of on-site roasted coffee or a glass of hand-crafted beer, that’s up to you. Red Horn brews five house mainstay beers and 13 house seasonal varieties and rotating taps. However, for a true sensory experience visit Red Horn while their in-house roaster is hard at work.

Scoop and Score Ice Cream and Coffee Parlor

Scoop and Score owners Alex and Angie Ellis began their new business venture in 2016 because their taste buds yearned for Graeter’s French Pot ice cream. The hand-packed Ohio staple is a creamy confection with a long history that is 145 years in the making. The difference, says their website, is all in the process. As a locally owned Cedar Park family-friendly business they definitely got it right. They serve both coffee and hand-packed ice cream. If you like your ice cream flavored with chocolate chips, you’ll score big. They carry 11 flavors chock full of chocolate chips in varieties such as black raspberry, cookie dough, mocha, and more. The shop serves Cuvée Coffee, a local coffee roaster from Spicewood, TX.  The shop serves hot and cold coffee combinations in addition to Cuvée’s classic Spicewood variety.

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