- January 22, 2019

Love Coffee And Chocolate? These Are The 15 Best Hot Mocha Lattes In Austin

Flavor Profile: Rich & Deep

Apanas Coffee & Beer

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Apanas’ mochas are impossibly rich and delicious. Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

Though they’ve closed their newest location on SoCo, Apanas Coffee & Beer on Rock Rose Ave in the Domain is still going strong — and they brew up one of the best mochas in town.

Using their own organic, fair trade beans, Apanas’ baristas have mastered the art of mocha-making. And they’ve honed their process to ensure that different baristas produce the same consistent flavor every time, so you know exactly what to expect: perfection.

11501 Rock Rose, Ste. 118. 512-520-2822. Open Mon 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tue-Fri 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Menu. Website.

Patika

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A rich mocha from Patika will most certainly brighten your day. Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

The word “Patika” can be translated to “footpath” or “alley” in Turkish. That’s perfect because when we first accidentally discovered Patika’s (late) tiny little coffee trailer in downtown Central Austin accidentally, drinking one of their rich mochas felt like an escape from the bustle of the city — a shortcut to hidden treasure.

Now, Patika has its own brick and mortar cafe on South Lamar, where they serve amazing food and coffee brewed with Wild Gift beans.

2159 S Lamar. Open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website.

Lamppost Coffee

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Lamppost’s chocolate-heavy mochas will make you super productive. Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

We first turned your attention to Round Rock’s only artisan coffeehouse, Lamppost Coffee, back in late 2016, and we’ve got great news — they’re still one of the best places north of SH 45 to enjoy a well-crafted latte. Sporting Wild Gift espresso, Lamppost‘s goal is to make your mocha experience as magical as walking through a wardrobe into C. S. Lewis’ Narnia. And trust us — they’ve done it!

1205 Round Rock Ave (Round Rock). 512-217-4962. Open Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website.

Flitch Coffee

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Flitch’s beautiful mochas taste even better when enjoyed their live wood seating area. Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

Flitch Coffee is something of an anomaly among the coffee trucks of Austin. Instead of ordering at their vintage airstream trailer’s window, you actually get to step inside to request your latte and then make your way back into the Texas sunshine to find outdoor seating among live edge tables, stumps and wooden benches.

The whole experience of drinking coffee at Flitch feels like a hipster adventure — and their rich mocha tastes like backpacking in the wilderness.

641 Tillery St. Open Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Website.

Cenote

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You’ll definitely find crowds at Cenote, but their amazing mocha is worth it! Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

Located in East Austin along Cesar Chavez St. and in South Austin just off of Hwy 290, Cenote can’t be missed. It’s always buzzing with masses of brunchers, so arrive early if you don’t want to have to rub elbows with strangers in order to try their deep, flavorful mocha, which is made with Wild Gift espresso. However, if they’re already busy when you arrive, don’t let the crowds deter you from trying their coffee. It’s worth the wait!

1010 E Cesar Chavez St., 6214 Cameron Rd. Hours and contact details vary by location. Website.

Radio Coffee and Beer

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Radio’s mocha is just as lovely as their decor! Photo by Rebecca L. Bennett.

Your only opportunity to try Radio Coffee & Beer‘s amazing mocha latte is at their singular establishment on Manchaca Rd. in South Austin, so don’t pass it up!

Everything about this coffeehouse is gorgeous (except the limited parking situation) — the woodsy architecture, the vintage furniture, the stunning artwork, the craft beers on tap, the Veracruz All-Natural food truck out on their patio, and of course — their coffee.

4204 Manchacha Rd. 512-394-7844. Open Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Sat-Sun 7:30 a.m. to midnight. Website.