Flat Track Coffee in Austin operated for years as a pop-up before opening a 150-square-foot kiosk in the back of Farewell Books (R.I.P). After raising $30,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, founders Sterling Roberts and Matthew Bolick finally moved to larger digs further up Cesar Chavez.
The new space shares a roof with bike shop Cycleast—a kindred match if there ever was one. (One glance at Flat Track’s Instagram feed and you know they’re obsessed with biking, motorbiking, motorcycling, and other modes of wheeled freedom. That, and dogs.) Coffee is still their main squeeze though; Bolick even trained under Tyler Wells of Los Angeles’ dearly missed Handsome Coffee Roasters. Custom bean blends like Sidepipe (with its notes of chocolate, cherry, and praline) and Dogsled (fruit-forward and heavy-bodied with a dark chocolate-y finish) are popular for a reason, as are custom mugs by local ceramicist Ryan Lee and gourmet Pop Tarts from Capital City Bakery.
1619 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX; 512-540-6040.