Caffé Medici Culture: Sharing Life and Coffee in a Friendly Community

With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly baristas, Caffé Medici has a distinctly ‘neighborhood café’ feel that makes you feel instantly at home. There are stools outside on the dog-friendly patio, and plenty of cozy places inside to curl up with a hot coffee and a good book.

Feel free to bring your laptop and work or study; wi-fi is free. Members of the Medici staff are top-notch coffee experts, delivering excellent coffee every time. In fact, two of the Medici baristas won 1st and 2nd place in the 2013 South Central Regional Barista Competition in Dallas.

A relaxing and comfortable place to enjoy the best coffee in the city, Caffé Medici provides a warm, welcoming ambiance for coffee lovers.

A Peaceful Neighborhood Living Room, Rich with History

Located in a charming West Lynn bungalow, Caffé Medici is in the Clarksville section of Old West Austin. The original building was erected in the 1950s as a residence. But prior to its current incarnation as Medici’s, it has been an accounting office, a boutique, and a beauty salon. The ambiance is comfortable, simple and elegant, with open ceilings, wood furnishings and warm colors. Owner Michael Vaclav, who opened shop in 2006, calls Caffé Medici ‘the neighborhood’s living room’ due to its peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.

A Flavorful and Precisely Prepared Coffee

At Caffé Medici, the talented baristas craft some of the most beautifully prepared coffee in the city using locally roasted Cuvée Coffee. The seven-bean Medici house blend is rich and full-bodied, while the espresso blend is sweet and fruity with a chocolate finish. Every cup is prepared with expert care and served in traditional white cups — perfect to pair with a tangy lemon blueberry muffin or delicious citrus cookie.

Caffé Medici is a great place to start your day, serving Austin’s famous Taco Deli tacos and warm Quack’s cinnamon rolls in the morning. To keep the rest of your day running smoothly there is a wonderful selection of Medici’s blends of roasted whole beans for sale, perfect for enjoying at home or at the office.

Eye-Catching Art in a Serene Setting

Caffé Medici is not only a serene retreat for sitting and sipping a delicious cup of coffee while reading a book; it is also a place to view some of the most eye-catching art in Old West Austin. Featuring original work by local artists, Caffé Medici hosts revolving art exhibits throughout the year, including artist meet-and-greet events. $1 off beer and wine every day between 4 and 7 make happy hour a great time to stop by with friends for a relaxing visit at the end of a busy day.