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Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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South Austin
Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Diner
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1900 South First, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee stop!

My husband and I were looking for a fun, local coffee house and we couldn't have picked a better place! Boildin Creek has great outside seating as well as cozy bar inside. Coffee and service are both excellent. Would highly recommend Bouldin if you are in South Austin!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
misopiso88
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
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532 reviews 532 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were looking for a fun, local coffee house and we couldn't have picked a better place! Boildin Creek has great outside seating as well as cozy bar inside. Coffee and service are both excellent. Would highly recommend Bouldin if you are in South Austin!

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Denver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a cute place off first street with all the charm and quality you expect of an Austin eatery. The ambience is eclectic and unique and the food is amazing. Probably the best grilled cheese you will ever have, but the range of food is impressive. They have breakfast all day, too. Prices are great and the service is... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Local, organic, sustainable practices... This is my dream restaurant! I wish more places were doing what BC is doing! You gotta check this place out... So LEGIT!

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good safe place to visit in Austin but top .5%? I don't think so. Maybe top .5% to see the Austin culture but the food does not deserve the rank. Trendy place to go and good enough food.

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Austin, Texas
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99 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Thank God I have a couple of vegetarian friends, otherwise, I'd be visiting this place alone. (My husband doesn't believe in meals that don't contain meat.) A girlfriend and I enjoyed an early lunch here one weekday to dodge the crowds and actually find parking. There's such a great vibe even when you walk in the door though the sound... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was recommended by a friend to check out this spot. My cousin being a vegan was incredibly stoked and being from LA it was great to have that comfort of many options to choose from on a menu. The food was delicious, portions were very generous and the staff were accommodating. Be sure to get the blueberry cornbread!

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Austin, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Don't know what all the 'hype' is about ...perhaps I didn't order the right meal? Knew about the long waits to be seated at this particular coffeehouse/café, but Saturday afternoon, 2pm, we 2 decided to try it because of its "blogged popularity" among Austinites. Waited 30 minutes for a table. Service is slow but very friendly. My husband LOVED his... More 

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Denton, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Usually a Saturday morning visit to this very popular destination would be a mistake, unless you want to wait for a table while hanging out with hipsters and their dogs in the lawn - which is probably pretty alright. We ventured for it anyway, we were only in town for a few days and this was our only chance to... More 

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Carlsbad
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I live in So. Cal. and there is plenty of "weird" here, but nothing like what I saw at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Seems they only hire staff with tattoos and multiple piercings that look like they're headed to rehab. Not saying it was a bad thing, our food server was wonderful though she was one of the most normal ones... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great coffee (with art) and the food was also above par. Sat outside and listened to the lawn mower so just some unfortunate timing for us. Would recommend for a laid back, excellent, organic and vegan meal (not that we're vegans...).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 South First, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 416-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?