Sip on this: 10 local coffee shops in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Curious about the story behind Lamppost Coffee's name, or what Summer Moon Coffee's moon milk is actually made of? Wake up, smell the coffee and support local businesses in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto with this guide to ten area coffee shops. Each coffee shop in this guide is locally owned or part of a chain that started in Central Texas. This list is not comprehensive.

Baked ‘n Sconed

Customers can order more than 100 different drinks at Baked ‘n Sconed based on various milk, syrup and flavor combinations, Owner Lacey Griffith said. A popular food item, and bakery namesake, is the scone. The Craisin Confused scone, or OG Cran, as staff calls it, is the cafe’s original flavor.

What to try: Griffith recommends the Hippo Latte, served hot or iced, and made with caramel and vanilla syrup.

Recent updates: Due to the coronavirus, Baked ‘n Sconed is operating as a drive-thru in place of in-person dining. Baked ‘n Sconed is also offering delivery services through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash.


143 Exchange Blvd., Ste. 100, Hutto | 512-222-5200 | www.bakednsconed.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-2 p.m, closed Sun.


Dazzle Coffee & Smoothies

While some coffee shops use two shots of espresso in their large drinks, every large Dazzle Coffee beverage is brimming with three shots.

What to try: For caffeine aficionados, the Six Shooter is made with four pumps of Ghirardelli chocolate or caramel sauce along with six shots of espresso. New to coffee? Try the Frezian, an original recipe frappe available as a coffee flavor, chocolate or caramel.

Recent updates: Dazzle Coffee has limited its store hours at this time.

The shop has also temporarily limited payments to card only, with cash only accepted when tipping baristas.

100 N. Second St., Pflugerville | 512-670-1100

2651 Gattis School Road, Round Rock | 512-341-0110

www.dazzlecoffee.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (both locations)



East Social House

East Social House serves organic fair trade coffee that is locally roasted, owner Lisa Woods said. The name of the coffee shop is a nod toward its location on East Street in downtown Hutto paired with its desire to be a staple in its patrons’ lives.

What to try: New menu additions include the Morning Glory Cookie—a breakfast treat made with oats, carrots, coconut and walnuts—as well as Sweet Berry Cream Tea.

Recent updates: East Social House is operating with reduced hours at this time. Dine-in service is restricted to 50% capacity. Patio tables have been set up outside, and takeout options remain available to customers.

109 East St., Hutto | 512-846-4062 | www.eastsocialhouse.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



Lamppost Coffee

Lamppost Coffee’s name pays homage to owner Brian Burns’ favorite author, C.S. Lewis. In “The Chronicles of Narnia,” the lamppost serves as a marker that helps guide the main characters home. Burns said his hope for his customers is that coming to Lamppost Coffee is like returning home.

What to try: Burns recommends Lamppost Coffee’s Lamba Latte, made with an in-house secret syrup. He also recommends the an 8-ounce cappuccino or a cold brew for customers who prefer a less sweet cup of coffee.

Recent updates: Lamppost Coffee is operating with reduced hours at this time. Dine-in service is restricted to 50% capacity. Delivery services are available through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash, and takeout options remain available to customers.

1205 Round Rock Ave., Ste. 129, Round Rock | 512-217-4962 | www.lamppost.coffee

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.



Malone Specialty Coffee

All coffee is roasted in-house. “Our motto is ‘Coffee so good, you should be able to drink it black,’” owner Paul Malone said.

What to try: Malone recommends the Austin Dream, a mocha latte made with dark chocolate and vanilla bean, along with the Southside Caramel latte, made with caramel, espresso and cinnamon.

Recent updates: The Pflugerville food trailer remains open throughout the pandemic. The brick-and-mortar cafe is open at 50% capacity and has recently added outdoor seating. Takeout and delivery services are available to customers as well, Malone said.

1434 Wells Branch Parkway, Pflugerville | 512-810-3598 | http://malonecoffee.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.



Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery

Mi Mundo is a locally owned organic coffee shop. Owner Sabin Shrestha said the goal is to give back 25% of its profits to charities and become zero waste in the future, meaning items used are recyclable, and no trash is sent to landfills from the shop. Mi Mundo sources all of its fair trade organic coffee beans from Central America and South America and won Austin Coffee Festival’s Best Coffee Roaster award in 2019.

What to try: Mi Mundo’s specialty lattes are made from Honduran beans, with Shrestha recommending the Double Chocolate Nutella, Lavender Honey and Red Hot Chili Pepper lattes. From its traditional coffee menu, Shrestha suggested Mi Mundo’s cortados, cappuccinos and espresso.

Recent updates: The shop is operating with curbside ordering and pickup services, Shrestha said.

106 S. Mays St., Ste. 100, Round Rock | 512-619-0880 | www.mimundocoffee.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



Nearby Coffee Co.

Nearby Coffee Co. has served coffee in the Austin area from a mobile truck and kiosk setups for the past five years, owners David and Maggie Porcher said. Just this month, the Porchers opened storefront in Pflugerville. In addition to continuing mobile services, Nearby Coffee Co. is now roasting specialty coffee, making cold brew and offering food options.

What to try: Hungry? Try the poached egg on an English muffin or a slice of freshly-baked zucchini bread.

Recent updates: Nearby Coffee Co. opened their brick-and-mortar coffee shop Aug. 3.

16921 Joe Barbee Drive, Unit B, Pflugerville | 512-826-8326 | https://nearbycoffeeroasters.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., closed Sun.


Star Coffee Texas

All menu items at Star Coffee Texas are made-to-order to allow for increased customization. In addition to serving fair trade organic coffee, the shop also offers pastries; Amy’s Ice Creams products; and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

What to try: Customer favorites include the shop’s flavored lattes, the mocha and breakfast tacos.

Recent updates: Star Coffee is open for dine-in services at 50% capacity as well as offers takeout and delivery services through GrubHub, UberEats and DoorDash.

201 E. Main St., Ste. 101, Round Rock | 512-840-0095 | www.starcoffeetx.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.



Summer Moon Coffee

Moon Milk is Summer Moon Coffee’s staple sweet cream, a seven-ingredient family recipe that can be added to coffee drinks and lattes. Moon Milk can be made dairy-free using oat, soy, almond or coconut milk as a replacement.

What to try: Popular drinks include Summer Moon’s espresso milkshake, made with Moon Milk, espresso and chocolate; black nitro cold brew; wood-fired drip coffee; and the Summer Moon latte, made with espresso and Moon Milk.

Recent updates: Dine-in options are currently closed. Takeout options and third party delivery services are available.

200 University Blvd., Ste. 110, Round Rock | 512-843-4269 | www.summermooncoffee.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.



West Pecan Coffee + Beer

All drink syrups are made in-house, and West Pecan serves locally roasted coffee and area craft beers.

What to try: The Everything Nice Latte is a staple made with two shots of espresso and housemade cinnamon brown sugar and vanilla syrups. For adventurous coffee lovers, owner Mary Foss recommends the Pecan Sunrise Latte, which includes two shots of espresso, oat milk and West Pecan’s homemade pecan sunrise syrup. The syrup is made with orange zest, reduced bourbon and pecans.

Recent updates: West Pecan’s full drink menu is available, and the cafe is now operating at 50% capacity with an additional covered patio area outside to add to its outdoor seating.

100 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville | 512-551-3471 | www.westpecancoffee.com

Hours: Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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