Positive, Austin is a laid-back metropolis. However its residents are additionally extremely caffeinated, and hard-charging, athletically talking. For proof, look to the steadily rising coffee-shop-and-cyclery scene. Lance Armstrong opened Juan Pelota, a café inside his Mellow Johnny’s bike store in 2008, Downtown; on the East Facet, cool commuters have been getting their repair (and fixing flats) at Flat Track Coffee Roasters, which shares an area with restore store Cycleast. Now, a 3rd entrant to the scene has arrived: The Meteor, a South Austin all-day cafe that additional fizzes-up the idea.
Exterior the glassy mid-century rework, a retro neon signal guarantees espresso, Champagne, and chain lube. And that’s the reality.
Step as much as the counter, and you may order espresso and espresso drinks with beans from Intelligentsia—Doug Zell, the buzzy Chicago-based espresso firm’s co-founder, is a co-owner right here—whereas in huge reach-in coolers you’ll be able to pull bottles of bubbly like Deutz Brut Traditional and P. Lancelot Royer Blanc de Blancs, together with a spread of biodynamic wines.
And in a small bike store set-up in again you’ll discover, as promised, chain lube: Rock ‘n’ Roll Gold “The King of Lubes.” Together with big-dollar bikes, in fact.
“The thought was to serve the most effective model of that trinity: the most effective espresso on the town, the most effective wine program on the town, the most effective bike store on the town,” says Common Supervisor Andrew Werth.
To not point out meals: Werth additionally designed the menu, which from midday to shut, options Roman-style pizza, with toppings like summer season squash and ricotta béchamel, offered by the pound.