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Triumph Cafe

Rating: three starsPrice: average
Area North
Address 3808 Spicewood Springs 78759
Phone 512-343-1875
Hours Mon–Thurs: 7a–9p
Fri: 7a–10p
Sat: 8a–10p
Sun: 9a–3p
triumphcafe.com
Coffee Outdoor Seating

About Triumph Cafe

In addition to selling excellent coffee – both whole bean and by the cup – this place also has a crazy variety of food, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast they have dishes like migas and huevos rancheros; for lunch and dinner it’s Thai food: spring rolls, stir fries, and more goodness. You might even run into Kinky Friedman.

Dhaba Joy

Rating: three starsPrice: average
Area Central
Address 2900 Guadalupe 78705
Phone 512-320-0705
Hours Mon–Thurs: 9a–11p
Fri–Sat: 9a–12a
dhabajoy.com
Coffee

About Dhaba Joy

Home to vegan speed dating – Dhaba Joy is located inside Toy Joy. They feature an all vegan menu along with their coffee and espresso: sandwiches, mac and cheese, smoothies, and fresh juices.

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