Lola Savannah is a posh lounge for espresso or vino

By Lara Berendt

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge, West Lake Hills, Texas

Lola Savannah is a neighborhood favorite for West Lake residents. Photo by Lara Berendt.

For full disclosure, I must preface this post with the admission that my husband is managing partner at Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge in West Lake Hills. He’s also the reason I’ve become somewhat picky about espresso quality, and I’m not just plugging his business when I say, Lola serves some of the absolute best espresso drinks in the greater-Austin area.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge, West Lake, Texas

The decor at Lola is welcoming and chic. Photo by Lara Berendt.

As an East Austinite, I don’t frequently make the drive out to West Lake, but the handful of times I’ve stopped in have been just lovely. The shop is furnished with plush leather armchairs, and the ceiling is artfully draped with burlap coffee bags. Lola is a coffee house by day that hosts spillover traffic at night from the adjoining Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen, a restaurant and wine lounge under the same ownership.

Lola Savannah latte art

Baristas at Lola are known for creating gorgeous lattes. Photo by Lara Berendt.

The highly skilled baristas here are known for making top-notch espresso drinks and creating impressive latte art. I’ve had superb cappuccinos from Lola, but Sunday I opted for a refreshing iced green tea, which had a touch of peach flavoring. The shop also offers breakfast tacos and a variety of decadent pastries, of which the coffee cake is particularly delicious.

Lola Savannah flavored syrups

The shop has a variety of flavor shots that can be added to the drink of your choice, with several available sugar-free. Photo by Lara Berendt.

You might recognize the Lola Savannah coffee brand from Central Market or HEB. The shop in West Lake serves solely this brand, which is based out of Houston, and also sells the beans in bulk for home brewing. The coffee has won over a lot of neighborhood regulars, many of whom set up shop in the relaxing lounge and work on their laptops for hours a day.

The next time you’re in West Austin, or anytime you’re craving an excellent coffee drink, give Lola Savannah a try. You can even stay for dinner and wine at The Grove next door.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge
6317 Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-0093
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