Mozart’s Coffee Roasters in Austin, Texas serves up great coffee and wonderful desserts with a gorgeous view of Lake Austin. The coffee shop has a huge multi level patio overlooking the lake to allow patrons to take in the view while enjoying their coffee. Parking can be a problem at Mozart’s, but don’t let that deter you. Park in the lot up the hill and catch a ride on the golf cart that circles picking up patrons for the restaurants near Mozart’s. Once at the coffee shop, jump in the long line that will string you slowly past the huge dessert case, giving you plenty of time to decide what to snack on. Mozart’s always has several different types of creamy cheesecakes in the case, including turtle cheesecake with a thick layer of caramel topped with pecans and chocolate chips; red velvet cheesecake that has the slight cocoa flavor and deep red color traditional of red velvet cake; fudge brownie cheesecake on a brownie crust topped with espresso beans, chocolate chips, or cookie crumbs depending on who made the cake that day; and of course the traditional New York cheesecake swirled with cherries and topped with rum soaked cherries. If you don’t crave cheesecake, there are also many cakes to try. My husband and I split a slice of delicious Italian cream cake at Mozart’s the night we got engaged. The pillowy cake is wonderfully complemented by the coconut and almond traditional of Italian cream cake as well as the traditional cream cheese frosting. The chocolate ganache cake is one of the best decadent indulgences in Austin, consisting of a dense chocolate cake covered in a rich ganache swirled with frosting. For a summery treat, Mozart’s offers a delicious and refreshing key lime pie in a graham cracker crust. This pie is perfect with a cup of iced coffee out on the deck during the warmer months in Austin. Finally, if cookies are more your style, Mozart’s offers a wide variety of cookies, macaroons, lemon bars, brownies, and biscotti. Whatever your favorite is, you’re sure to find it at Mozart’s.
Now that you’ve finally chosen a dessert and made it passed the huge case, it’s time to pick a coffee to go with your dessert. Mozart’s has both hot and cold espresso drinks in addition to drip coffee, teas, hot chocolate, and Italian sodas. The Mozart’s mocha special is an Austin favorite, consisting of chocolate and caramel steamed with espresso and milk. The espresso shakes are a delicious blend of coffee and ice cream to keep you cool on hot summer nights in Austin. Mozart’s also offers a wide variety of syrups to flavor your lattes and mochas, available both hot or iced, so feel free to tailor your drink! Another Mozart’s treat is the smoothie granita, which is something like a slushy mocha and another great option to keep you cool in the sweltering Austin heat.
Outdoor dining is a huge part of the Austin culture, so carry that over to your coffee experience and head to Mozart’s. The variety of choices in both desserts and coffee will keep everyone satisfied. Take in a beautiful Austin sunset on the large deck or just relax at a picnic table and catch up with friends. If you’re looking for a caffeine fix that breaks away from the traditional Starbuck’s trip, Mozart’s is a must!
For directions and more information, visit Mozart’s website at http://www.mozartscoffee.com/.