Though somewhat less renowned than Parisian cafes, American cafés offer little danger of being imprisoned in a puff pastry by an overzealous chef. Enjoy a relaxing, safe café experience with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at Austin Java. This Groupon is only valid for redemption at Austin Java's locations at 12th and Lamar, on Barton Springs Road, and at City Hall. It is valid toward alcohol as long as food is purchased. It is not valid toward Cake Jar and Sugar Mama's Bakeshop products.
Austin Java incorporates fresh, local ingredients into its menu whenever possible, serving only cage- and hormone-free eggs and organic, fair-trade coffee, prepared locally using a low-emission, biofuel-powered roaster. Sample the community-minded cuisine by diving fork-first into breakfast (served all day), lunch, and dinner. The Caesar Chavez salad, a highly organized concoction of romaine lettuce, leads croutons and parmesan cheese on a victory march to your mouth ($5.99), while vegetarian-friendly options such as the confetti pasta ($8.99) and the spicy African peanut soup ($3.99 for a cup, $4.99 for a bowl) keep hungry herbivoyeurs in check. Build your own burger ($7.79, with additional ingredients $0.59–$0.99 each), or decode the DaVinci chicken sandwich, topped with marinara, parmesan ($8.29), and the blueprint for a flying machine. Austin Java also offers all-day breakfast, with options such as omelettes ($7.29–$8.99), eggs benedicts ($7.79–$7.99), and build-your-own-breakfast tacos ($1.99 with three ingredients; $0.69 for each additional item) pleasing palates. The Barton Springs location also boasts a new full bar, allowing for savory sips of brews and booze between burger or breakfast taco bites.
Friends of the environment and its denizens, Austin Java uses 100% recycled material in its to-go coffee cups and encourages patrons to bring along their dogs when grabbing a seat on the outdoor patio. Soak up the tears of the sun while eating outside, or step inside and absorb the soul of the eatery's coffee with each sip.
Citysearchers and seven Yahoo! Locals give the Austin Java's on Parkway an average of 4.5 stars, and more than 80% of Urbanspooners like the South Lamar location. Yelpers give all three Austin Java locations between a three and four star average:
- I love this eclectic, little coffee house. The coffee is great, and they have a yummy breakfast. You MUST order the french toast on farmer's toast - Not only is it a huge portion, but it's THE best french toast I've ever had!! – sharasmile, Citysearch
- First off, let me tell you that you will not get a better cup off coffee any where.period. When a place is able to serve gourmet coffee and food, then I always come back. Ive been coming here every day for a while now. – Rudy M., Yelp