With so many exceptional institutions of higher education near Avery Ranch, it’s only to be expected that there are a number of top coffee shops brewing around town. With so many to choose from, here are some local favorites to ‘stir’ coffee lovers in the right direction.

Summer Moon Coffee Bar

Summer Moon Coffee Bar is a family owned and operated java joint established as a coffee bar in 2002, and within two years they expanded their business to include their own brand of American-style wood-roasted coffee. Each sip of perfectly prepared coffee hails from these locally roasted beans and pair perfectly with the extensive variety of pastries, breads (don’t miss the banana nut bread). Sit down with a cup of their trademark Summer Moon blend or Half Moon and enjoy the free WiFi amid this cozy, yet somewhat spacious atmosphere.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge

Charming and filled with an easygoing ambiance, Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge in Cedar Park is partnered with The Grove Wine Bar, making it one of the most unique coffee shops near Avery Ranch. This contemporary coffee shop features cozy couches, intimate two-tops and long community tables facing towering picture windows. Here, one can indulge in a glass of wine, gourmet coffees, lattes, affogato shakes (gelato smothered in espresso), smoothies and specialty teas while enjoying the whimsical art or free WiFi. Don’t miss out on the locally sourced treats and pastries, or a fresh breakfast taco on weekends.

Illuminate Coffee Bar

Those looking for illumination beyond pick-me-up cup will find a beacon of light within the Illuminate Coffee Bar in Austin. This locally owned coffee shop is highly regarded for offering stellar espressos and craft lattes infused with coconut and herbs and other natural flavors. Illuminate also boasts manual brews like French press and pour over coffees, which are rarities to find today. Partake in locally made pastries, tamales, Paninis and breakfast tacos with your java and soak in the illuminating vibes at this popular coffee bar.

Cuppa Austin

With their own sumptuous line of coffees served alongside gourmet Asian teas, fruit smoothies and locally baked pastries, Cuppa Austin delivers what caffeine lovers need with a smile. Favorites here are the frozen coffees, and their bulletproof coffee, which is a Keto-friendly cup of Joe. However, on the treat side, one cannot go wrong with their famous chocolate banana muffins. Guests here love the comfortable seating options and the crowds of friendly folks that hang out at Cuppa Austin. Stop in and check out the weekly specials, and don’t forget to sign up for their rewards program to earn free coffee and other perks.

Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company

In addition to large selections of house roasted coffees, house brewed beers, wine, kombucha and gourmet delicatessen goods like Charcuterie and cheeses, this is a great place to be morning, noon or night. At the Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company in Cedar Park, patrons can also partake in salads, sandwiches and local baked goods while enjoying live music on weekends. This top coffee shop boasts friendly staff and an array of comfortable seating, making it a great place to park for a few hours and imbibe the senses.