Cherrywood Coffeehouse is a friendly spot, night or day

By Lara Berendt

Cherrywood Coffeehouse palm

The spacious patio at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on East 38 1/2 Street is a nice place to enjoy a burger and a beer after dark. Photo by Lara Berendt.

There aren’t many coffee shops I would make my Friday night destination, but Cherrywood Coffeehouse not only serves a full menu, it also features live music several nights a week. I stopped by Friday night because the “Events” page on their website advertised an acoustic set featuring members from Austin fixture Ghostland Observatory.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse music

An acoustic set provided a lovely background on a mild spring evening in Austin. Photo by Lara Berendt.

After sipping wine on the patio for half an hour, though, I learned that the Ghostland members were “unable to make it,” and a lone young man on an acoustic-electric guitar busted into a stripped-down rendition of  Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Eh, no harm, no foul.

On a past visit, I gorged on a massive and scrumptious vegetarian breakfast taco. Tonight I opted for a glass of tempranillo and an order of fries. The tempranillo was a touch too sweet for my liking; their malbec was more palatable. The fries were great though—flavorful, and crispy on the outside.

Cherrywood fries and wine

Cherrywood boasts "real food" on their menu, like these diner-style fries, and a few varieties of wine by the glass. Photo by Lara Berendt.

Cherrywood’s beautiful patio area is lightly shaded by towering palm trees and draped with strands of glowing white bulbs. If you’re interested in checking it out, consider doing so before the Texas heat becomes oppressive.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse
1400 E. 38th 1/2 St
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 538-1991
View Yelp page

Cherrywood Coffeehouse signage

Cherrywood's full menu includes a variety of salads, sandwiches and tacos, and they conveniently serve breakfast all day. Photo by Lara Berendt.


One response to “Cherrywood Coffeehouse is a friendly spot, night or day

  1. The tacos here are great! I take everyone who visits me here for brunch. After grabbing a hot chocolate inside, I sit outside to wait for my food. The atmosphere here is fun, people bring their kids and pets, and there’s chatting between tables.
    One drawback: terrible parking, so carpool. But it’s worth inching in!

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