Where to 'espresso' your love of coffee
The pretty. The warm. The delicious. Those were the menu items I requested while exploring gourmet coffeehouses in the Highland Lakes.
Baristas in Kingsland, Burnet, and Marble Falls crafted their establishment’s specialties, creating a display of tasty temptations that were shared with co-workers over a few days. The only complaint heard (faintly) was the timing of so many sweets available at once since everyone claimed to be watching their waistlines (and I don’t mean watching them expand).
After an intensive investigation, it is safe to say coffeehounds can’t go wrong when deciding which of these establishments to visit. Pictured are a speciality drink and sweet from each shop, but they all offer a wide variety, including cold coffees, drips, and espressos.
Some also serve smoothies, breakfast tacos, soups, and sandwiches. They all have free WiFi and are open to hosting business meetings and social gatherings, too. Try each one and decide for yourself which is your favorite.
1001 King Court, Kingsland
SPECIALTIES: Honey nut latte and coffee cake, made in house
THE LAZY HERON COFFEE HOUSE
240 RR 2900, Kingsland
SPECIALTIES: JaMocha flappe and Texas pecan hot coffee with a pecan cinnamon roll made by Sarah’s Cookie Jar
THE PLACE DOWNTOWN
1910 RR 1431 West, Kingsland
SPECIALTIES: The Local Leche and a homemade fried apple pie
FUEL COFFEE HOUSE
106 E. Main St., Llano
SPECIALTIES: Mocha cappuccino and housemade brownies and blueberry pound cake with lemon frosting
609 E. Polk St., Burnet
1300 Lantana Drive, Marble Falls
SPECIALTIES: Riser coffee with Irish cream and Breve and a chocolate chip muffin top
134 S. Main St., Burnet
SPECIALTIES: Caramel macchiato and a cranberry-orange scone
301 Gateway Parkway North, Marble Falls
SPECIALTIES: For the fall, pumpkin spice latte and a cheese danish
NUMINOUS COFFEE ROASTERS
715 RR 1431, Marble Falls
SPECIALTIES: Traditional latte and a house-made gluten-free monster cookie
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