- Phone: (512) 814-6010
- Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM
- Saturday and Sunday 9AM-5PM (No Comply location closed on Sundays)
- Reservations: No
- WiFi: No
- Website: http://flattrackcoffee.com/
- Twitter: @FlatTrackCoffee
Flat Track Coffee is a small Austin coffee roaster with a tiny espresso counter located in the back of Farewell Books on Austin’s East Side. Flat Track prepares coffee for the aficionado and newbie alike, but don’t come here looking for caramel whip anythings. The baristas carefully prepare espressos, cortados, lattes, and other espresso-based drinks using their in-house roasted beans. Expect to find a rotating selection of single origin coffees, but don’t expect to park with your laptop and surf the web. The owners of Flat Track decided not to offer WiFi, which is actually not a bad idea for such a small shop. Rather, customers are encouraged to chat with the baristas, owners (who are often there), and each other.
In addition to their prepared coffees, Flat Track also sells bags of their house roasted beans, growlers of iced coffee, branded apparel and rags, and some truly delightful scratch-made caramels from Butterdays Confections (owned by Flat Track barista Emily Jackson).
Recently, Flat Track opened a second location inside the No Comply skate shop on W 12th Street. This location, as it caters more students, sells drip coffee along with espresso and espresso-based drinks. Additionally, the No Comply coffee counter also has house-made vanilla syrup, and ganache and caramel syrups made by Butterdays, so you can order flavored coffee drinks.
This post is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance City Guide 2014