Original Austin Java is closing

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After more than 20 years in Central Austin, Austin Java will be closing the doors at its original location, 1206 Parkway St. The coffee spot and lunchtime hang that opened in 1995 will close permanently on November 1, citing “economic changes in the area.” The coffee shop always maintained its original 90s Austin vibe, coming along well before the recent wave of hip coffee shops. Austin Java remains open at Austin City Hall on Second Street and at 1608 Barton Springs Road.

But don’t think that one closure means the business is struggling. In fact, the coffee shop announced they will be opening three new locations in the coming months and years. There is one opening at 3799 US 290 in Dripping Springs coming at the end of this year, and three slated for opening in 2018 and 2019. They include slated 5404 Manchaca Rd., the Met Center at 7701 Metropolis Drive and one at on the cellphone lot called The Landing at ABIA.


Austin Java Company in 2004, located on Parkway near 12th and Lamar. (Deborah Lykins AMERICAN STATESMAN)


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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