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Does Austin Rival Seattle for Best Coffee Shops?

11 Mar

  1. Owl Tree Roasting - Named a Best Coffee Shop by Bon Appetit

Reason two I love Austin: Coffee Shops. Austin is a caffeine addict’s paradise. All over the city seem to be unique coffee shops with large patios just waiting for you to kick-back and relax.

I could have spent all day on my laptop working, drinking coffee, and soaking up the sun. That might be why everyone here seems so happy and stress-free. They all get to work on sunny patios with an endless supply of caffeine.

Adding to the glory of the Austin coffee shop – adult beverages. All the coffee shopsalso appear to be bars. It’s the same combo that Northside Social in my Arlington neighborhood at home is adopting. After my Austin experience I’m eager for the store to open for business.

In SXSWi news, I braved the long line at the Austin Convention Center to claim my SXSWi badge and “big bag.” Glad I took care of that task in advance so I can jump right into the festivities on Friday.

With the conference about to start I’m only left with two lingering questions:

  1. Will my iPhone workand can I withstand it failing me?
  2. Do people really wear their conference badges out all night even if it’s not necessary?