Instead of scraping an old coffeemaker that you found buried in the woods for coffee resin, you can discover the wonders of fresh coffee with today’s Groupon. For $10, you get $30 worth of coffee and espresso drinks at Emerald City Press, a locally owned café, drive-through coffee shop, newsstand bar, and dog-friendly floral shop that's nestled between a convenient store and a saloon. Emerald City Press was voted Most Ridiculously Friendly Staff 2008 by the Austin Chronicle.
The menu offers ready-to-drink coffee beverages served at temperatures such as hot and cold. You can bring a laptop, grab a shaded patio seat, and take advantage of the free WiFi to read blogs about famous animals in captivity over a coffee ($1.70 small, $2 large), espresso ($1.50 single, $2.25 double), latte ($3.65 single, $3.95 double), or mocha ($3.75 single, $4.25 double). For a sweet take on morning milk, you can try the espresso soft serve with your choice of syrup ($4 small, $4.50 double).
The staff of Emerald City is made up of some of the most friendly, welcoming, likeable folk this side of the Kuiper belt, so they will not begrudge you should you choose to take advantage of the drive-through service. There's no pressure to redeem this Groupon in one visit; you may put this deal toward as many visits as it takes to procure your $30 worth of drinks.
The Austin Chronicle says Emerald City Press has the “Most Ridiculously Friendly Staff” in Austin and raves about the espresso soft serve as well as the drinks:
- On the hot afternoon I first dropped by, the espresso-drenched, low-fat, organic soft-serve was probably the most satisfying pick-me-up to be had legally. Beverage highlights include Katz organic coffee and espresso, agave lemonade, an assortment of teas (hot and iced), and 12-hour cold-brewed iced toddy coffee. – Daniel Mottola, Austin Chronicle
- The women of Emerald City Press are like peaches and ice cream. So sweet and so damn refreshing. – Jessica N., Yelp
- This is the friendliest, most fun place in Austin. I love coming here! The coffee is awesome (especially the iced coffee), and I love that they have both soy and almond milk available. The iced tea is also great, and the chai latte is solid. – Kari S., Yelp
915 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78703Get Directions