By Julie Bissinger
Flipnotics is built on a steep hill in the heart of South Austin. Photo by Julie Bissinger
During my quest to find coffee shops around Austin, I came across Flipnotics on a Google search. The website is space-alien themed, so I figured this coffee shop must be a cool place to hang out or to catch up on work. I could not have been more correct.
Flipnotics, located at 1601 Barton Springs Rd., lives up to its eccentric qualities displayed on its website. The coffee shop is perched up on a steep hill and is surrounded by trees. The large outdoor seating deck features odd decorations like an old television set converted into a fish tank. Flipnotics also holds live music concerts on its patio throughout the week. Continue reading
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By Lara Berendt
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. Continue reading
By Zach Miller
Samantha McCrary preparing a cappuccino for the mock judges.
To prepare for a barista competition this weekend the Houndstooth Coffee staff held a mock competition.
Although the event mainly brought together friends and employees, this gathering created the comptetition setting for Baristas Daniel Reed and Samantha McCrary.
Each Barista had 15 minutes to prepare their station and then an additional 15 for the brewing and cupping. The competition was graded on first an espresso, then a cappuccino and finally a signature drink . Continue reading