Flitch Coffee (ATX)

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Holly Richardson
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Flitch Coffee is another F-named coffee shop on the east side of Austin that could easily be missed when driving by, as it’s somewhat hidden by fencing and located right next to a lumber shop. As you drive (or bike) into the parking lot, you’ll feel as if you’re approaching an old warehouse. The 1952 Spartan trailer appears as the cutest little coffee shop with all outdoor seating. It has a wide array of seating—picnic tables and miscellaneous benches built from the wood from the lumber shop next door. This is one of the more unique places that I love bringing out-of-town guests. When my mom was in town, I brought my mom here and she loved the funky unique personality of it. Flitch has really friendly baristas and you truly feel the local vibe, when spending time here. I typically only drink black coffee, but I overheard at least 5 orders being called out for the Maple Latte on Sunday morning, so that seems to be the fan favorite! 

Good for: bikers, dog-owners and kids

Don’t come here if: you need outlets

Vibes: very local, young couples and family-friendly. 

Crowd: outdoorsy hipsters wearing beanies, vans and no-name clothing.

Serves coffee in glass: yes

Discount for bringing own mug: no

Roasts their own coffee: no but serves local favorite, flat track coffee. 

Food: breakfast tacos from Pueblo Viejo + assortment of pastries

Pro Tips: bring your notebook and spend time journaling or relaxing with your significant other on a warm weekend morning and then drive over to East Austin Succulents afterwards to buy plants for your home or for a gift to a friend you’re visiting. 

You can entertain yourself with the blocks they have for kids (and adults!)

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