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Nov 27, 2010 06:21 AM

Coffee granita in Austin - where to find

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?

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  1. 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

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

    2. 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. 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

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

          1. re: ssouth

            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!