Here are 2 coffee shops new to Southwest Austin

Madrone Coffee opened Oct. 2 in Southwest Austin. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Madrone Coffee opened Oct. 2 in Southwest Austin. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Madrone Coffee opened Oct. 2 in Southwest Austin. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)

1. Freddo ATX will open in November at 2336 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The coffee shop will have both an indoor space and a patio. Menu offerings will include Greek food, such as baklava and spanakopita, and iced cappuccinos and espresso along with beer, wine and food. The coffee shop will be located in the historic Walter Tips House, which was built in 1876 and restored in the 1970s. 512-599-4069


2. Madrone Coffee Co. opened Oct. 2 in the former Austin Pizza Garden location at 6266 Hwy. 290, Austin. Its menu includes everything from drip coffee to a range of espresso drinks, such as a cortado and a cafe Americano. Austin Pizza Garden closed Jan. 17 after 27 years in the community. The restaurant operated inside a stone building built in 1898, just east of The Y at Oak Hill in Southwest Austin. The building has also served as a steakhouse, a masonic lodge and an art gallery. The structure was designated a historic landmark in 1970. 512-894-5000.
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.



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