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Jeanie’s Java Lets You Take in Nature’s Beauty While You Eat and Drink

By Julie Bissinger

Jeanie's Java leases space from the Great Outdoors Nursery on South Congress. Photo by Julie Bissinger

Jeanie’s Java truly is another of Austin’s hidden gems.  I had no idea the coffee shop existed until I stumbled upon on it while visiting the Great Outdoors Nursery with my roommate.  Jeanie’s Java blends in with the nursery’s trees and plants, so it took me a minute to realize the building was a coffeehouse.

Jeanie’s Java takes advantage of its location, though.  The coffee shop, located at 2730 S. Congress Ave., leases its space from the nursery and is a separate business.  The outdoor patio overlooks the nursery’s gardens, allowing patrons to view flowers, plants, trees and yard decorations.  The air also feels cleaner due to all of the vegetation. Continue reading

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Don’t get in traffic, go to Pacha instead

pacha coffee house

Pacha's "Pachamama" logo is a fertility goddess from the Andes.

By Zach Miller

Pacha is a cozy little house with a landmark coffee cup sign on Burnet. Although this coffee shop is located on a busy street, the mood inside is lax and friendly.

To those who find themselves struggling to get north at traffic times, Pacha can serve you a great latte and some relief from the hustle and bustle. At 4618 Burnet Road it would be a quick detour from Mopac.

I was suggested to try the Pacha Latte and I’m so glad I did. This frothy delight was gently sweetened and had a mellow nutty aftertaste. It took me 20 minutes to figure out why I enjoyed it so much, the walnut-iness was perfect.  I am firmly against any combination of sugar and coffee, BUT this signature drink brought it all together nicely. As most lattes go, they are mostly milk and just a bit of coffee. Even though this combination isn’t terribly appealing to me, I will absolutely go back for this drink. Superb.
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Progress Coffee’s green logo matches owners’ sustainable approach

By Lara Berendt

The balcony patio at Progress Coffee in Austin, Texas

The shaded outdoor patio at Progress Coffee fills up when the weather is pleasant. Photo by Lara Berendt.

The area around East Sixth Street in Austin is a burgeoning cultural hot spot, with modern housing complexes and trendy new restaurants and bars springing up all of the time. Progress Coffee at the corner of San Marcos and East Fifth streets joined the community a few years ago and quickly became a neighborhood hangout and workspace for hip, health-conscious locals. Continue reading