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Coffee granita in Austin - where to find

gizmo_carolina Nov 27, 2010 06:21 AM

I have a serious craving for a coffee granita - if I recall when I was a student at UT I used to get them all the time at the Texas Union Store (this was back in '92). I don't want a frapuccino - I want the real thing - usually it's dispensed from a machine. Any ideas?

  1. s
    ssouth Dec 8, 2010 05:51 PM

    If you're up in the 620 and 183 area, I think Roaster's Coffee Haven has it. It's been a while, but I recall seeing it on the menu and seeing the machine.

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    1. re: ssouth
      gizmo_carolina Dec 9, 2010 10:42 AM

      thanks ssouth - that's close to my house and I will check it out and report back.

      1. re: ssouth
        gizmo_carolina Jan 15, 2011 07:36 AM

        Wanted to report that Roaster's Coffee Haven on 620 (between Anderson Mill Rd and 183) does have granitas - I just tell them no whip cream. Thank ssouth - my granita cravings have been answered!

      2. r
        RuthieBaby Dec 8, 2010 02:51 PM

        Not sure whether it's still the case, but a few years back they had 'em, machine and all, at Mozart's (on Lake Austin).

        1. bubbleboy79 Nov 28, 2010 11:36 PM

          After equal parts researching and revisiting my own granita fixes circa 1992 (La Creme, Dallas), the best I can offer is Hot Slices (also called Slices & Ices) at 2530 Guadalupe. This is second-hand, but I'll explore at some point this week.

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          1. re: bubbleboy79
            gizmo_carolina Dec 2, 2010 08:44 AM

            Thanks bubbleboy79. I also heard the same thing about Slices and Ices second hand. Let us know!

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