Texas McCombs MBA students studying at the center of Austin, Texas – our Full-Time, Evening and Executive MBAs, plus our Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston MBAs at least a few times a year – share the opportunity to explore the unique businesses, art, music, and culture that make up Austin.
With the cooler autumn/winter weather moving into Texas, students may be looking for study spots that celebrate the vibrant local coffee shop scene. If your MBA journey brings you to Austin, we suggest checking out the places below– with a selection of coffee, tea, and even local beer, wine or spirits, these are great places to hang out with your classmates, get work done, or meet new people.
Spiderhouse is more than just your typical cafe. It is a venue with live music, comedy, food trucks and unique events almost every day of the week. The outdoor patio gains a lot of attention since it is dressed up in multicolored lights and fountain art installations. And it’s about a 5 minute car ride (15 minute walk) from the UT Austin campus!
Wi-Fi: Yes Outlets: Yes
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:00am – 2:00am
Location: 2908 Fruth St. Austin, TX 78705
Radio was opened by a 2006 UT graduate and voted ‘Best Coffee Shop’ in 2017 by The Austin Chronicle. Aside from coffee and tea, the unique location offers 25 beers on tap, margaritas, bloody marys, irish coffees, and food trucks on site.
WiFi: Yes, during business hours Outlets: Yes
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 12:00am; Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am – 12:00am
Location: 4204 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78704
Buzz Mill is a cabin in East Austin in the heart of Riverside and it never closes! Not only does Buzz Mill do coffee, teas, a variety of infusions, beer and cocktails very well; they also participate in community service and clean up efforts.
Wifi: Yes Outlets: Yes
Hours: 24 hours
Location: 1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78741
Famous for its nitro-cold brew, fun events, and handcrafted Austin roasts, Cuvée Coffee Bar is classic Austin. The coffee bar offers its nitro-cold-brew, Cuvée roasted coffee, espresso, horchata and even beer on tap.
Wifi: No (They have a “human interaction” atmosphere they are proud of)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 8:00pm ; Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am – 8:00pm
Located: 2000 E 6th St Austin, Texas 78702
Brew & Brew offers a full espresso bar, cold-brew and filter coffee, and a 39 rotating taps of craft beer, and a variety of cider and wine. With free WiFi, seating inside and outside, bagels, sandwiches and breakfast tacos, what more could you ask for?
Wifi: Yes Outlets: Yes, but limited
Hours: Monday–Sunday: 8:00am – 12:00am
Located: 500 San Marcos Street, Suite #105 Austin, TX, 78702