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)
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