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Austin 'Hounds -

I'll be in Austin on business this week staying at the Hilton closest to the convention center. I'd like recommendations for good places to get a good/great cup of coffee before the snooze fest that will be my meetings. I won't have a car but am willing to walk five to seven blocks for a cuppa.

Thanks so much and I'm looking forward to being back in your city.

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  1. Couple of them come to mind -

    - Easy Tiger - http://goo.gl/maps/Nrava - beer garden, bakery and coffee shop.
    - Progress Coffee - http://goo.gl/maps/uLtwc - more traditional coffee house

    Equally good coffee imho although Easy Tiger has the added bonus of home made baked goods (Its a full on bakery) and ping pong and great craft beer for after if your into that.

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    1. re: richardd_x

      My vote for Easy Tiger. For me better coffee than progress and good homemade pastries and bread and an easy walk from the hotel.

      And as you said you could walk 5-7 blocks, you could also go to Medici or Patika on Congress for better prepared coffee/espresso drinks.

      I think all of these three (Tiger, Medici and Patika) use the same beans (local roaster called Cuvee) that is usually very good.

      1. re: richardd_x

        I second the vote for progress, particularly if you like ice brewed cold coffee with real mexican vanilla. I also highly recommend the Patika Coffee trailer around the west side of the 4th and congress intersection.

      2. Cafe Medici - total coffee nazis, in a good way.

        1. I like the espresso and espresso based drinks like cappas and lattes at Royal Blue Grocery. Great breakfast grazing, too.

          1. Another vote for Medici.

            Save Easy Tiger for your post-conference craft beer drinking.

            1. Cafe Medici in the Austonian is quite good, but the best may be a little farther at Frank