Probably The Coolest Place in East Austin

East Austin is full of life, from the cocktail bars to vintage stores and every breakfast taco in between. As much as we love beautiful spaces, we love community even more, which is why we're so happy to share 913 Collective with you! The address houses a book shop, vintage shop, art gallery, food truck, and yes, even a coffee shop and it's all run by local, independent business owners. 

First up is Flat Track Coffee, Austin's local micro-roastery which operates in a teeny, tiny minimalist coffee shop. There's no wifi or food, and only a few bar stools, but the coffee is stellar and the outdoor space is rad. Where else can you find a slingshot to amuse yourself?

Farewell Books is a new and used book shop that's full of unique pictures, records, and stories. It feels like you can browse their zine collection for hours, and they have work from both local and emerging authors and artists. 

You'll also find an art gallery / pop-up shop that rotates every few weeks, so you always have a reason to return! While we were visiting, the artist-in-residence was Cast + Crew from Marfa, Texas and we were obsessed with their "lucky horseshoes" - how cool are they? 

And last but certainly not least is Las Cruxes Vintage, a curated collection of beautiful goods, records, local jewerly, and yes, vintage. You can stay up-to-date with all their community events here, and be sure to visit 913 Collective when you're in Austin! 

Oh, and we can't forget the food trailer: Shhmaltz makes a mean vegan reuben! Who says Texas is all pulled pork and BBQ? Check it out for yourself at 913 E Cesar Chavez, and discover more of our recommended local gems in our East Austin Guide here. 

Thanks for reading, and a special thanks to Tourism Texas for flying us down to the Lone Star State!