Fodor's Expert Review Jo's Coffee
Though its sister location in the Second Street District attracts a more chi-chi crowd, the original Jo's on South Congress is where you're likely to run into your neighbor, catch the latest gossip on the Austin music scene, or spot a celebrity visiting town. Oh, and the coffee is fantastic, too. The morning rush hour is intense, yet somehow cool and lively. There's limited seating, and it's outside-only, so come early on a Saturday and bring a good read. You may witness patrons dancing in the parking lot by afternoon. Jo's is an integral part of South by San José during SXSW—a definite must-visit, with live music in a lively outdoor setting throughout the week.