Nationally known shopping district, South Congress offers a unique shopping and cultural experience that entails everything, Austin. Wether you are on the hunt for vegan pizza, a juicy burger, live music or a new clothing accessory – So Co is most definitely your one-stop shop.
Now, we all know you can’t get things done without a good cup of coffee, thankfully Austin has your back with coffee shops on every corner. And if this is your first time to the city, be sure to visit three of my favorite spots for that Monday pick-me-up.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
First, we have Jo’s Coffee – the creator of “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH” easily the most popular mural in town – where you can grab Java, tacos, and sandwiches. If you’re looking for a good people watching spot with an excellent Instagram photo opportunity, speak no more. Make sure to order the Iced Turbo!
1300 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Free wifi, good vibes
Walk down South and you will come across TOMS Austin, which in my opinion happens to have the strongest iced coffee in town. Here you can grab coffee, tea, shoes, and eyewear from the charitable brand that is known to give a pair when you buy a pair. Free wifi, good vibes and a strong cup of Joe, TOMS has that aesthetic that will keep you coming back. Try their swings on the front patio, perfect for Summer time.
1401 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
Using local blends from Austin-based cuvée coffee
My third recommendation for coffee is Mañana Coffee, Juice & Bakeshop located at South Congress Hotel. A curated menu of handcrafted specialty coffee drinks, using local blends from Austin-based cuvée coffee – you are sure to get through that weekday slump with a good batch of their nitro cold brew.
1603 S Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704