What the Do Your Thing coffeeshop in Marfa, TX, lacks in signage, it makes up for with a dynamite exterior mural by Liz Harris. The reclusive musician—better known as Grouper—painted her Op Art masterpiece as part of her Repeating Pattern series. The work was a collaborative effort with local art stars Ballroom Marfa and record label Mexican Summer. If you can find the door handle, the café inside serves the town’s most meticulously sourced beans: Four Barrel for espresso and De La Paz for everything else.
Do Your Thing co-owners Robert Gungor and Simone Rubi met in Oakland and moved to Marfa in April 2014, where they found a lack of progressive third-wave coffeeshops like the ones they loved back home. To pull off the complex profiles and lighter roasts, the duo went back to the Bay Area to learn the ropes at Blue Bottle. Their attention to detail shows up in specialty drinks like a cold brew cut with mesquite syrup and a horchata latte, plus a rotating toast menu featuring out-there combinations like homemade plum-and-rum jam with goat labneh and freshly grated nutmeg.
201 E. Dallas St., Marfa, TX; 432-701-0501.