From Our Editors
On the corner of South Congress and James Street, Jo’s Hot Coffee – Good Food might be just as well known for its photogenic exterior as it is for its caffeinated drinks. The shop is immediately recognizable: a giant red sphere on the roof lets passersby know they are, in fact, at Jo’s, and the phrase “I love you so much,” scribbled in cursive on the side of the walls, is a popular spot for lovebirds and friends alike to pose for pictures. Inside, Jo’s serves Cuvée Coffee, roasted in Austin, and when the weather heats up the Iced Turbo is a refreshing blend of coffee, espresso, hazelnut, chocolate and cream. Diners can order homemade sandwiches like the BBQ pulled pork or Frito Pie, or simply relax on the vibrantly-colored outdoor patio while noshing on a variety of fresh pastries from Quack’s 43rd Street bakery.