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One blogger’s favorite Austin coffee shop discoveries

By Lara Berendt

Everyone has their own favorite coffee lounges, and I’m no different. In choosing which shops to review for this blog, it’s been tempting to go to my regular spots, and I’ve hit up most of them since the blog’s inception. But my trips to unfamiliar coffee houses have been more rewarding because some have turned out to be real gems that I’m excited to revisit. Here are my top three newly discovered coffee shops, and tips on when to visit them and when it might be better to stick with your own regular spot.

Bennu Coffee interior

The eclectic and comfortable environment at Bennu Coffee on East MLK offers a creative drink menu in an ideal study spot. Photo by Lara Berendt.

1.  Bennu Coffee
Why: It’s cozy, the music is always awesome, the baristas are charming, and they have three different varieties of vegetarian breakfast tacos from Torchy’s.
When to go: If you want to get work done. There are more power outlets for your laptop in this place than there are hipsters—and there are plenty of hipsters.
When to skip it: If you want a really superb espresso drink. I love you Bennu, but you gotta step it up in this area. Continue reading

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Summermoon: South Austin’s coffee secret

By Lara Berendt

Summermoon Coffee Bar interior. Photo by Lara Berendt.

Summermoon Coffee Bar on South First Street offers delicious fire-roasted coffee drinks, served by charming, happy baristas. Photo by Lara Berendt.

I’ve been excited to visit Summermoon Coffee Bar since I first read their many rave reviews on Yelp, but I live northeast of downtown, and don’t get to South Austin very often. Today I finally stopped into the chic lounge on South First Street and, although it’s sort of a hole in the wall, it exceeded my expectations. Continue reading