Merit Coffee Review – Coffee Shop in Texas

Merit Coffee Co. is a local chain of Texas coffee shops with three stores in Austin. They promise quality roasts and specialty coffee, working directly with farmers to find the best beans. Founded in 2008 as Local Coffee in the San Antonio area by Robby Grubbs, Bill Ellis, and Javier Lobo, Merit Coffee prides itself on the dedication they pour into its coffee.

Merit Coffee Review:

In this review, we are going to review one of the best Coffee Shops in Austin, The Merit Coffee, And share our own authentic review about the Coffee, Ambiance, Menu, Online Ordering, And Location & Timings of Merit Coffee Shop

Ambiance of the Coffee Shop

The Austin locations are great places to read a book, study, work remotely, or even just relax. Each location offers a wealth of natural light, provided by the large windows spread out within. A variety of booths, high tops, and standard tables are spread throughout. Outdoor seating is also available depending on the location, 

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Merit Coffee’s Menu

The standard fare that most other coffee shops offer is featured at Merit, cappuccinos, americanos, iced lattes, and matcha lattes. But, the menu is also diverse. Merit Coffee offers specialty drinks such as the shaken maple pecan, golden milk latte, and an apple cider chai, to name a few. As for food, the Austin locations sell cookies; pastries such as croissants, scones, and cinnamon rolls; and simple grab-and-go sandwiches.

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Location + Opening and Closing Hours

Merit has three locations in Austin. Both their Triangle location on North Lamar and the Seaholm location is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 7 am to 6pm. Their South Lamar location is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.

Merit Coffee’s Online Order Process

To order in advance, select the top option of the homepage’s sidebar, ‘Order Ahead’. Select your desired items, food, or drink, and then continue to checkout. 

On Merit’s website, you can also order their roasts, cold brew mix, instant coffee, and a decaf blend. To do this, go to the main sidebar from the homepage and click on shop. From there, you can select whichever blend you prefer. 

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The Merit Coffee locations are perfect for sipping on a perfectly crafted coffee. You can tell that every step in the process has been workshopped and refined from the sourcing to the brewing that takes place. The food offered is great for snacking on while getting work done or just hanging out with friends. 

With locations dotted around Austin, Merit is always nearby. Their cappuccinos are comforting in times of need. The warm and crispy croissants are nice on a rainy day. Staff is consistently kind, and always ready to go the extra mile for the customer. You really couldn’t ask for more from Merit. 

Eva Rogers

A Texan through and through, her passion for the Lone Star State is evident in every word she writes.Hailing from the vast plains of West Texas, Eva has a deep appreciation for the unique blend of tradition and innovation that defines the Texan spirit. Eva crafts articles that celebrate the diverse tapestry of Texas, from its bustling urban centers to its serene rural landscapes.