Bennu Coffee in Austin, TX
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2001 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Austin, TX 78702
  • The most common problem I have come across in more coffeehouses than I can count is the small availability of outlets for plugging in my laptop
  • Atmosphere and physical amenities aside, the menu is extensive and most importantly, delicious
  • Go in during the morning and you can enjoy their breakfast tacos, my favorite being the migas
  • Like the majority of java spots in Austin, Bennu serves pizza from East Side Pies, which can be enjoyed late into the night if they have not been cleared out for the day

    • by lizziepelz
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      Austin has spoiled me in many ways, one of which is Bennu Coffee- East Austin’s one and only coffeehouse that never closes. Though it has only been around for a few years as a result of a local individual separating themselves from Austin’s very first coffeehouse, Epoch, it has quickly become the go-to place for University of Texas students, late night freelance professionals and night owls that need a chill spot to hang. I myself have made use of the orange- bricked, dark wood interior establishment when I worked as a freelance researcher and writer and could only focus at odd hours of the night and early morning. So popular is this place to Austinites during all hours of the day

      that it is often hard to find a free seat from 7:30 am to 1 am despite having an enormous amount of seating both inside and out.

      The most common problem I have come across in more coffeehouses than I can count is the small availability of outlets for plugging in my laptop. Bennu, however solves that problem by having installed outlets on cords that can be pulled down from the ceiling. Hence, aside from a few spots on the outdoor patio, no one is without an outlet and need not worry about their battery running out. Heaven for those who earn a living with their laptop. Also, the seating is varied to accommodate the comfort of the diverse population within

      Austin city limits. Ranging from bar stools to chairs to couches, everyone’s lower half is pleased. The walls are decked with the works of local artists and the wall ext to the bathrooms is reserved for anyone that needs to post a flyer for their event, service or information.

      Atmosphere and physical amenities aside, the menu is extensive and most importantly, delicious. I personally am a big fan of their $1:50 small house coffee with the $0.50 refills. $5:00 could keep me going all night when I needed to keep myself up with a tedious project. Their dark roast is especially good, as it does not taste burned like how many coffeehouses roast their beans. They have signature blends as well ...


      • Bennu Coffee in Austin, TX
      such as the Don Quijote and the Pride and Prejudice in addition to their French Press beverages. Go in during the morning and you can enjoy their breakfast tacos, my favorite being the migas. Like the majority of java spots in Austin, Bennu serves pizza from East Side Pies, which can be enjoyed late into the night if they have not been cleared out for the day. My preferred edibles here, however, are the pastries. Their chocolate banana muffin is only $2:50 and is absolutely amazing.

      The staff are the cherry on top of it all. The night staff are those who prefer being awake when the sun has already set, so I have never run into a barista in a

      tired mood at Bennu. The day manager runs the place very smoothly and once assisted me when an aggressive and mentally ill woman was harassing me on the patio, having possibly saved me from being assaulted by her has two of his employees had been. The night staff having seen me so frequently when I lived in East Austin knew to pour me a mug of the dark roast as I approached the counter. Not only invested in their customers, Bennu has also participated in community events such as the East Austin Studio Tour, providing even more support for the local creative types. Since moving out of the country, Bennu is one of the spots in Austin I miss the most.




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