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Austin Coffee Shops – Where Everyone Is Welcome, Day 118

When in Austin, you must take the time out of your day and go to a coffee shop.

And by coffee shop, I don’t want you to picture the traditional Starbucks store that you see on every corner in almost every city.

Just like almost all things in Austin, their coffee shops are unique. And we have totally fallen in love with them!

outdoor covered pavilion
All Are Welcome in Austin Coffee Shops!

Picture a small building nestled in the middle of a community with a large, outdoor courtyard. Tables scattered throughout the property, filled with guests from all different ethnicities.

The ages range from infant to older adults. And there aren’t just people that frequent the Austin Coffee Shops. Dogs are welcomed to join in the atmosphere as well.

dog water bowls
Not only do most coffee shops allow dogs, they even provide water bowls for them!

In fact, every coffee shop that we have ever been to in Austin is dog friendly. They even have stacks of water bowls ready for the dogs so that they can have their own complimentary drinks.

Our Two Favorite Austin Coffee Shops

So when we headed to Austin today, we decided to take our computers and hang out at a couple of coffee shops this morning.

Radio Coffee & Beer

On the southern edge of Austin proper, we arrived at Radio Coffee & Beer. It is nestled in a small business/residential district right off of highway 290.

Austin Coffee Shop
Inside Radio Coffee you can order your drinks and chose to sit inside or outside.

No matter what time of the day that you arrive, you are lucky if you can find a parking space on either side of the building. However, even if you had to park down the street, the extra few steps are well worth it!

In the middle of the property is a small building that has indoor seating and a bar. Here is where you can order your coffee, beer, or spirited drink, even first thing in the morning.

Austin Coffee Shops Outdoor Seating Areas

Right outside of the front doors are 3 different seating areas. Towards the front of the street are several patio tables that line the front lawn and edge of the parking lot.

covered area
This morning we sat under the covered pavilion, closest to the food trucks!

Then in the center of the courtyard is a covered, outdoor area that is lined with plastic side walls. Here you can enjoy the outdoors without the threat of wind or rain.

And finally, in the ‘backyard’ you will find another covered seating area. However, this time, there are no side walls. Instead, there are electric heaters hanging from ceiling to keep you warm on chilly days.

But the best part of all, is that there are food trucks available to feed your hunger from breakfast to dinner time.

taco food truck
The line at the food truck can get quite long, but the wait is well worth it!

And yes, we did enjoy a cup of coffee and a couple breakfast burritos while we worked here!

By 11:00am we decided to pack up and find one more Austin Coffee Shop to enjoy before we explored the rest of the city.

And that is how we ended up at Cosmic Coffee.

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

Just a short mile and half away from Radio Coffee, we arrived at another amazing, indoor/outdoor coffee shop.

Austin Cosmic Coffee Shop
Cosmic Coffe + Beer shop was just a short distance away from Radio Coffee.

Cosmic Coffee sits just off the main road and shares a parking lot with an indoor climbing facility.

It has a large outdoor, open courtyard filled with outdoor heaters and food trucks.

The area is large enough for groups, families and all to enjoy comfortably. There is also covered outdoor seating and fire pits in the front lawn area.

families in the courtyard
The best part about Austin Coffee Shops is that everyone can come and enjoy them!

And just like Radio Coffee, it has a fully covered, outdoor room for those that might get a little colder, but still want to enjoy the outdoor seating area.

But this Austin Coffee Shop has something else that is unique – composting piles and a large chicken coop!

chickens at austin coffee shop
Cosmic Coffee even has compost bins and chickens!

Talk about our kind of place!

We could have stayed here all day, but we decided to move on and check out downtown Austin and the famous 6th Street!

To read all of our adventures from day one, check out all of our Daily Blog Posts.

Happy Traveling! Jim and Mary


  • Day 118 of 365
  • States : 15/50
  • National Parks / Monuments : 18
  • Stayed In : Katy, TX
  • Miles Driven : 145.0
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 13,303.9
  • Total Gallons Used : 964.05
  • Biking Miles : 0.0
  • Biking Miles To Date : 152.8
  • Hiking Miles : 0.0
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 273.0

On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States

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Alex Ruiz

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

This is Alex from the bar, centerfield, hope all is well with your travels!


Thursday 9th of January 2020

Hi Alex!!! So good to hear from you and so glad you found our trip online. We are doing well and still in Texas, but in the Fort Worth area. Next is Oklahoma! Thanks for following our journey and tell everyone at Centerfield we say hello!

Cindy Mount

Monday 6th of January 2020

Am loving your journey. Sorry I missed you when you came through Idaho. Would have loved to seen you. Safe travels


Monday 6th of January 2020

Thank you so much Cindy. After our visit to Idaho we have already determined that we will be back! But this time in the summer!