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Q: Is there an early morning coffee place (non-chain if possible) near campus?

A: Sorta. Here are some options, listed north-to-south:

  • Wheatsville Food Co-op (3101 Guadalupe) is a little walk, but opens at 7:30 & offers lots of co-op awesomeness.
  • Tom’s Tabooley  (2928 Guadalupe) serves breakfast now starting at 8am.
  • Spider House Cafe (2908 Fruth) opens at 8am, but may have a coffee trailer out front that opens earlier.
  • Texas French Bread (2900 Rio Grande) opens at 7am.
  • Kerbey Lane (2606 Guadalupe) is a fancy diner which has coffee, not a coffee place, but it’s open 24/7.
  • Closer to the Library is Caffe Medici (2222B Guadalupe) which opens at 8. They may have weird hours during the conference, since students are gone.
  • Prufrock’s is in the library and often opens at 7am, but may also have weird summertime hours.
  • Blanton Museum Cafe (200 E MLK) opens at 8 and is very close to the library.
  • Arturo’s Bakery & Cafe (314 W 17th) opens at 7am and has coffee and tacos.
  • There are some chain places, too. For some reason, all the really good coffee is far away from campus 🙁


Conference food information

UT Libraries is underwriting our food during the conference (Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday reception & Saturday breakfast). Please bring money for your lunch at New South Fest on Saturday, and all other mealtimes. See the conference wiki ( for more food options, or ask a local for a tip. Here’s what’s on the menu during the conference:

Friday breakfast, 9am-9:30

  • coffee with ½ & ½ or almond milk, maybe tea and honey, orange juice, water
  • breakfast taco assortment: bacon, egg & cheese; prosciutto, egg & mushroom; black bean, avocado & Cotija; bean & cheese
  • fresh fruit


Friday lunch, 12:30-1:30

  • quesadilla assortment: goat cheese & wild mushroom; chicken; shrimp
  • sandwich assortment: turkey & havarti, tuna salad, tomato mozzarella
  • grilled vegetables, fresh fruit
  • iced tea, water


Friday reception, food at 5pm

  • smoked salmon profiteroles; curried deviled eggs; prosciutto–wrapped asparagus; Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms; Pacific Rim meatballs; Medjool dates with blue cheese; fresh mozzarella & tomato baguette cocktail sandwiches
  • lemonade & strawberry lemonade, water


Saturday breakfast, 9:30-10am

  • coffee with ½ & ½ or almond milk, maybe tea and honey, orange juice, water
  • quiche assortment: quiche lorraine, spinach mushroom, three cheese
  • fresh fruit


Saturday lunch at New South Fest, trailer options:

  • Arlo’s (vegan comfort food):
  • PitaLicious (Middle Eastern wraps):
  • Cold Ones (artisanal Mexican popsicles):