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No. 12 Austin, TX

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In a city that ranks highly for its wild weekends, the morning-after coffee options need to be substantial. Houndstooth Coffee in East Austin is a good place to sample the nation’s most renowned roasters, such as Counter Culture, Cuvée, and Intelligentsia; nearby, Cenote (named for Mayan wells) does French-press coffee, gluten-free pastries, and local Rockstar bagels, a New York–style bagel outfit started by a local drummer. Indeed, the Texas capital also ranked near the top for its live music scene.

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America's Best Coffee Cities 2013

No. 12 Austin, TX

In a city that ranks highly for its wild weekends, the morning-after coffee options need to be substantial. Houndstooth Coffee in East Austin is a good place to sample the nation’s most renowned roasters, such as Counter Culture, Cuvée, and Intelligentsia; nearby, Cenote (named for Mayan wells) does French-press coffee, gluten-free pastries, and local Rockstar bagels, a New York–style bagel outfit started by a local drummer. Indeed, the Texas capital also ranked near the top for its live music scene.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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