Mozart’s is no stranger to the Austin music scene, and neither is Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter, Morgan Nicole. She may have only been performing at Mozart’s for 1 year now, but she has been heavily involved in the music industry since she was just 12 years old.Continue reading
One thing we like to do here at Mozart’s is work with our employees. We give them the flexibility to work full-time, part-time, some time, here and there — whatever works best for them. This is why, if you come often, you may see people for a season, or just on Saturdays, or for a straight year and then never again.Continue reading
Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee is a weekly tradition for local Austinite, Genevieve Watson.
We reached out to Genevieve on Instagram after noticing not only her routine visits to Mozart’s, but also her beautiful post about cinnamon rolls on her instagram page, @genevievewatsonn. If you follow us, you may have even seen her before!Continue reading
Back when our forefathers shouted “… no more taxation without representation”, they were complaining about Britain’s tax on tea. Well, that’s when coffee became our national drink. It wasn’t a fancy Sumatran pour over or a spiced vanilla latte … just simple black coffee drank by colonists acting out their red-blooded, new-found American patriotism. At Valley Forge, holed up for 6 months with no hope in sight, Washington turned our first militiamen into real soldiers that would go on to take back town after town from the British. Those troops were saved from complete starvation on primitive baked goods, what they called firecake – a mix of flour, water, a little bit of salt – baked on rocks in the fire.
So, as we celebrate this 4th of July, toast our country’s birthday with some coffee and cake. It’s a wholly American thing to do.
We think its fitting that on this Independence Day, we’ve been recognized as the Best of the Best for both our Bakery and Coffee Shop. George Washington might not recognize the coffee … or even the cake. But, we’re proud to be an Austin icon for 25 years, remaining fiercely independent along the way. God Bless America.
To answer your first question, YES! We are going to be open all day on the 4th of July. Our hours are as normal, 7AM – Midnight.
The fourth of July means many different things to many different people. It’s a work day off to go on the lake with family friends you’ve had forever. It’s a reason to head to the beach! It’s a chance to invite people into town to explore the world you live in. Most importantly, it’s typically a day spent celebrating in some form or fashion.
It means many different things for us at Mozart’s, too! We’d love to see you be a part of our 4th of July celebrations. Some that have already begun. You may notice our new 4th of July inspired cookies that are already in the bake case ready for you to eat up or take to your 4th festivities.
We also have Andrew Stone playing live music on our patio from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.
We hope to create a place that you can visit not only on special holidays with family and friends in town, but one that you’ll keep coming back to. From our place, to our coffee, to our cafe — there truly is something for everyone. We want to help be a part of your story.
Enjoy your 4th of July! We hope to see at our Lake Austin Abode. Safe travels and loads of fun!
We hear Mozart’s stories left and right. We love to not only hear them, but to share them with you! We met Jovannah over Instagram when she expressed her love and devotion for Mozart’s. Here’s what she had to say when asked what keeps her coming back time and time again.
“Vermont, DC, Florida, Georgia, California… my husband and I have been all over the country, and being the coffee fanatics that we are. We make sure to scout out new coffee shops to visit everywhere we go. In my mind I can picture them: walking along the street lined with towering Florida palms; rushing in to escape the chilly winds on Fisherman’s wharf; cozying up by the fireplace in the home converted to a coffee shop. While these are among some of our favorites, there is something special about Mozart’s that keeps us coming back (so much so that we don’t even mind the hour long drive from our home).
Our favorite things about Mozart’s are the atmosphere, and the coffee, of course!
The outdoor area is so inviting with its wide wooden deck, large shady trees, string lights, and a great view of the lake. It is so enjoyable sitting out with a nice iced vanilla latte (my drink of choice), or a cortado (my husbands drink of choice). And hey, our daughter loves it, too! 😉
In addition to the in house drinks, we absolutely love that they offer coffee beans as well! We love that they are freshly roasted and give us a little taste of Mozart’s at home; carrying us over until our next trip!”
Thank you so much for driving the distance and sharing your love of Mozart’s with us. We hope to see you and your family back again soon!
People come to Mozart’s for many different reasons. Whether it’s stopping in on your way out of town or sitting in the same spot under the tree every Sunday — there’s something special about our lakeside abode.
Take it from these two: Randi & Jesse.
On any given day, you may find Randi and her husband Jesse sitting out on the patio. What you may not know about them is that they actually met at Mozart’s! We asked Randi about that day, and this is how it goes. “So my husband and I met accidentally, through a whirlwind of poor timing, (my friend was running late, his parents were in town because he’d just become an attorney) and were destined to be together. His little dog broke off her leash and attacked my large great dane (puppy at the time!) – (Great Dane, Charlotte, is 6yo now!) and I asked him if this was how he tried to pick up women. He said, on that day, that it was. We began some lighthearted banter – and we’ve been together since.”
Randi goes on to mention what Mozart’s means to her. “This shop is a home away from home for me. When my husband and I have family or friends staying at our house, it’s the first place we bring people. When we need an escape one or both of us will head over. We can sit and work, focus on what we need to, and are always around kind people and delicious brews. It’s also a great place to just work quietly, as a lot of my sales job revolves around typing and honing in on proposals, and I can edit and work freely – with the most perfect bottomless drinks in the summer and always-outdoor-months in Austin!”
What a story! Randi says she studied here during undergrad from 2000-2004 and has been frequenting ever since. She says no matter where she goes in life, she will always come back to Mozart’s!
Her go to drink: extra ice, bottomless black tea. Right amount of caffeine and bite, cold and crisp every time!
Randi and Jesse — your Mozart’s family loves you. Be sure to say hi to them next time you’re at Mozart’s. I’m sure they would love to meet you!
Twenty-five years ago, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters broke into the Austin’s coffee culture by being the first in-house roaster.
Yes, others were roasting their own beans, but none in house. That same roaster is the same one you’ll find on the premises today!
We’ve worked hard to establish our classic blends by taking the best practices for artisan roasting and implementing each process here at Mozarts to ensure we have consistent quality for all our roasts. These blends are created, blended, and roasted in the age-old Northern-European Germanic tradition of smooth and bold flavor profiles. These coffees are of the medium to dark roast spectrum reflecting the classic coffees of Europe in the twentieth century.
Moving forward, we have developed a newer line of offerings that are reflective of the 21st century and it’s evolution of lighter roasted, uniquely- sourced and selected single origin coffees, espressos, and old blends.
Be sure to swing by not only to see our in-house roasting happening live, but also to grab a bag of coffee beans to take a little piece of Mozart’s history home with you.
Traffic in Austin at 4AM is light. The drive from all directions is something from 1980’s era Austin where miles equal minutes.
Sarah Hamilton is the first in and her own espresso is poured plenty; one for her and sixteen shots for Mozart’s Espresso D’ORO Opera Cake production. Continue reading