Chic and cool is the vibe at this local Austin coffee shop with delicious coffee and snacks.  It’s a perfect place to grab a coffee and relax before or during a work day in downtown Austin. One of my favorite things about this local coffeeshop? Well, just look in the bottom of the mug to see a printed picture of Texas. Quirky and Texan!

TIP: Hours Mon-Fri 6:30am–7pm, Sat & Sun 8:00am–5pm.
2nd location on North Lamar. They hold weekly educational classes

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In the hub of downtown Austin, is Annie’s Cafe & Bar, a European style cafe with side walk seating and cozy bakery.  A classic restaurant serving fresh bread & pastries, homemade soup & salads and delicious breakfast such as Steel Cut Oats and Omelets using fresh, local ingredients.  Try their freshly squeezed orange juice, espresso, and Fried Egg Sandwich for a great start to a day.

TIP:  Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm; Sat 8:30am-midnight and Sat & Sun 9am-3pm.  Breakfast until 11am and Brunch on Sat-Sun. Catering available.  
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A new, must check out store is Consuela. Featuring handbags, shoes, accessories, and decor, this unique store has everything a closet needs to reflect Austin, Texas. The totes are colorful, festive, and sturdy, perfect for a weekend trip or busy day shopping around town. The beautifully patterned pillows and blankets are sure to transform any room into a bohemian, yet Southern chic space.

TIP: Open 10am-6pm. Closed Sunday.

All located within 1600 ft of 401 Congress Avenue.