There are many ways to get a cuppa downtown. Honestly, we don't buy too much coffee except with meals because we have a fancy machine that grinds, tamps, brews one cup at a time in our condo. But coffee shops are a great place for breaks when you are out walking. New to downtown (with a couple of other Austin locations) is Caffé Medici in the Austonian. They have a big red espresso machine.