Merit Coffee is a specialty coffee shop and roaster that also offers Bakery Lorraine’s baked goods and pies, as well as tacos, juices and donuts.
Located in the Seaholm District at the base of the Seaholm Residential Tower, Merit Coffee was established in 2008 in San Antonio. Within a year of opening their first shop, customer appreciation and demand led the team to open three more cafes around Texas, including the one in Austin, and their own roasting facility, Merit Roasting Co. They source the finest coffee in the world and work to improve the art and science of brewing.
Merit Coffee serves “honestly imported, freshly roasted” coffee. They say it is “truly farm-to-cup”.
Business Address and Operating Hours
Merit Coffee, Seaholm, is located at 222 West Avenue, Suite #120, in Austin, Texas, 78701. Merit is located right next to True Food Kitchen.
The café’s phone number is 512-906-0266.
Merit Coffee’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 8 PM and Saturdays from 7 AM until 8 PM. On Sundays, Merit Coffee is open from 7 AM until 6 PM.
Street parking is available, but it’s also an easy walk or bike ride.
Customers say Merit Coffee is the best coffee shop in Austin. They say the staff is friendly, the café has plenty of space and the interior inviting and modern, and the prices are reasonable. While the café does have plenty of space, some note that the café can get busy and space is at a premium during those times.
Reviewers say the café is laid back, never pretentious, and offers great coffee you can buy to brew at home, too. Some say it is a great place to hang out and work, as the space has free Wi-Fi and a chill vibe along with great lattes, shots, and coffee. They rave about the espresso, the cortado, and the friendly staff.
Some reviewers note that while Merit Coffee has a limited food menu, everything available is good. They note that Tacodeli breakfast tacos are available for breakfast, as well as toast and a selection of Bakery Lorraine’s pastries.