Austinites: a unique breed of the Texas population that prides itself as organic, environmentalist, eclectic, and weird. For restaurant owners, that is the secret recipe for success. A great example is locally owned Monkey Nest Coffee. The name itself is odd, but that’s exactly why we’re drawn to it in the first place. This hotspot is a coffee shop located in the Burnet Road district, specializing in delicious and aromatic organic coffee.
The Monkey’s Uncle is quite a work of art, beautifully executed, with a distinct aroma. It is a latte consisting of the magical blend of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. Sweet at first taste, but the winning effect is the subtle banana after taste. As we welcome autumn, the pumpkin spice empanada becomes the perfect pairing.
The empanada has a mildly salted crunchy crust on the outside with sweet cinnamon pumpkin purée on the inside. Take a bite, take a sip, and repeat to your heart’s delight. Other menu choices include: teas, smoothies, breakfast tacos, sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza.
There is a decent vegetarian menu serving hummus and spinach panini. Natural ingredients are proudly acquired from local farmers which get you major brownie points when it comes to Austin ratings. To top it off, Monkey Nest Coffee always has you covered especially when the UT Tower is lit bright orange to celebrate a football victory by the Longhorns, or the perfect meeting spot after the 2:00 a.m. bar hopping fun on 6th Street. You guessed it, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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