There’s plenty of coffee shops in Austin, and plenty of them have some kind of uniqueness that makes them worth a visit. But not one of them comes close to beating the relaxed outdoor feel of Mozart’s. With it’s lakeside view, in-house coffee roasting and numerous outdoor spots, each with their own ‘feel’, you can let the stress of the day fade away.
Based on Lake Austin Boulevard at Oyster Landing alongside Abel’s on the Lake and Hula Hut this serene coffee shop is a favorite among student’s and telecommuters. You’ll often see as many people relaxing as you do working, laptops out as the birds sing overhead. Along with the students and workers this is a common date location. A plentiful array of delicious deserts and dim outdoor lighting along with live music some nights (and the view) make this a great romantic destination.
The charm of Mozart’s is hard to describe, but it comes across as completely different from many of the other coffee shops in town. Some go for the clean, restaurant like look, others go for the more rustic vibe. Mozart’s however makes you feel as though you are in a place to relax, even if oyu are working at the same time.
The coffee at Mozart’s most (if not all) of which is roasted in house, with several blends and beans available, you can mix up your coffee habits to find your perfect brew. Their bottomless coffee also comes in at just $3.50, which is cheap as it gets for an all day caffeine high if you work remotely.My favorite is the Quacks fair trade organic light/medium roast, which can give me a much needed caffeine kick in the morning with a slightly sweeter flavor.
When it comes to food there are plenty of deserts to choose from, but only limited meal items available, mostly pastries and similar. Don’t worry though, you can bring in any food from the Oyster Landing so you can bring over a to-go order from the two other Oyster Landing restaurants if you get a little peckish. The only downside for those who come here to work is that the Internet can get a little slow sometimes, even with quite a few WiFi networks available. It can get a little frustrating if you are coming up to a deadline.
The clientele of Mozart’s definitely does change throughout the day. The daylight hours bring people with laptops and students buried deep in their books. Once the sun sets however the laptops begin to close and the chatter of conversation rises as a more social tone takes over the establishment.
If you haven’t checked out Mozart’s I highly recommend it, for the view if nothing else, for many it quickly becomes a regular hangout, and for good reason!
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