Greater Goods Coffee Shop (ATX)

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Holly Richardson
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When you walk into Greater Goods, you feel as if you’re in a renovated high ceiling barn that’s brightly lit with wooden framework, plants and a very minimalistic aesthetic. The counter is in the middle of the coffee shop, offering a modern, bright feel. The baristas are all young and knowledgeable about the different coffee blends since some of them lead roasting classes in their classroom space. Greater Goods was my “first love” when moving to Austin. It's right around the corner from my old apartment with a quaint neighborhood feel. This is always the first coffee shop I recommend people visit when on the east side of town. 

Pro tip: The AC is normally blasting, so bring a sweatshirt!

Ambiance: bright light, hipster, friendly staff, quiet enough to work, but also have conversation

Crowd: lots of young professionals working remotely or having small work meetings

Coffee: hot, cold, lattes, etc. all A in my book, lots of options

Free refills? yes! (on hot drip coffee)

corner view with the plants drinking free refills!

Do they roast their own coffee? Yes

Serves coffee in glass: Yes

Discount for bringing your own mug? No

Rewards card: No

Food? Yes small selection of local pastries + recently added a small but solid brunch menu consisting of avo toast and a breakfast bowl with a poached egg, greens and potatoes. 

Free wifi: yes

Good for: sipping coffee by yourself, working or meeting a friend

Expect: to run into friends here in the neighborhood 

Don’t come here, if you’re looking to hide from your neighbor you went on an awkward date with recently or if you’re working on an old computer that constantly needs to be connected to power. 

Standing desk options: yes -- high top behind the  counter with 3-4 tall seats

Outdoor seating? Yes, cute patio in the front with lots of tables

Restroom situation: clean, a couple stalls, easy to access

Outlets: not many--some hidden on the exterior bench seating indoors.

Other perks: they offer roasting classes 

Hours: 6:30am-7pm daily


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