Labor Day weekend called for a mini getaway. Up at 5:30am and 3 hours later, we hit the coffee scene in Austin. We enjoyed our share of caffeine, food, ice cream, and humidity. Here is my list of things to do while in Austin for the weekend.
1. FIGURE 8 COFFEE SURVEYORS
On a corner, tucked into a quiet neighborhood, this cafe offers some great coffee, pastries, and tacos from Tacodeli. The laid back atmosphere with white walls, wooden tables, and plants make it a great spot to meet up with friends, to study, or to just enjoy the morning.
2. SEVENTH FLAG COFFEE
Across the street from food trucks and in a building that looks just like a home, is this open space. Dressed in neutrals, this cafe provides lots of natural light as you find the energy to start your day. Their coffee is also amazing and it so happens that they also serve tacos from Tacodeli. These tacos are seriously so good!
4. VERA CRUZ ALL NATURAL FOOD TRUCK
Since moving to Texas from California, I have had little success in finding good Mexican food. Tex Mex just doesn’t cut it for me. But these tacos from Vera Cruz All Natural Food Truck are some of the best tacos I’ve ever had and are enough for me and my husband to drive three hours to enjoy. I recommend the Chicken Al Pastor taco.
5. DOLCE NEVE
You know that guilty feeling that sometimes creeps up on you when you’ve eaten a very delightful dessert? Well that feeling doesn’t exist when you eat gelato at Dolce Neve. At least it didn’t happen for me when I ate their Watermelon Sorbet and Goat Cheese Lemon flavors. On a hot day, it tasted so refreshing and so light. I wanted seconds!