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Austin Coffee

A quick weekend trip to Austin, TX lead us to a few nice coffee shops. We have never visited Austin before, so I thought it would benefit us to reach out to a few Twitter people as well as our flight neighbor who turned out to be a local foodie.

All recommendations sent us to Patika and Houndstooth Coffee. Neither disappointed.

Patika was our first stop and it was wonderful. The interior was clean and bright, and the smell of freshly made pastries filled the air. We ordered and made our way to a nice outdoor patio where we enjoyed our breakfast and great coffee.



Our second morning sent us to Houndstooth Coffee. It was a little later in the day and the crowd was buzzing. Both places served wine and beer respectively and although we were only there for coffee, the afternoon pints of beer looked really good. I also really appreciate the shop motto. “THE PATTERN OF COFFEE AND PEOPLE”.



Two great coffee spots that I would love to visit a second time. Hope to see you again, Austin.

A Visit to Verve Coffee Roasters – Santa Cruz, CA

A trip to Santa Cruz always means a visit to Verve Coffee Roasters. The atmosphere is wonderful – fun lighting with rustic wood paneling, open look at an awesome coffee bar, and some killer espresso machines make it a joy to be in.

A simplified menu helps make decisions and we always love the relaxed Santa Cruz vibe. Nitro Cold Brew is on tap (highly recommended) and I don’t know where else you can get a delicious Whiskey Latte (no seriously, where else can I get one? They are so delicious.).

The Seabright location is another neat spot in an industrial warehouse area a bit closer to the beach, but we tend to prefer the location Downtown. Either way, this place is a mandatory stop when in the area.


Pictures by Tyler Naumann.