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.
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’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.
1400 E. 38th 1/2 St
Austin, TX 78722
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