It's the only place where one can chill oblivious to the surroundings and focus freely on your artwork, reading, schoolwork, web project, or whatever. If you ever do decide to lift your head for a break and look around, the Muse has some of the coolest interior design ideas lifted from industrial art. The food choices are limited, but that is good because the few things they do create are created to perfection. The coffee is the draw that will keep you coming for more. It is consistently good. And the chai? - heaven. I have had a pint now and then and I'm so happy they carry Live Oak (yeah local). They have plenty of beer and wine to take your worries away. The music is the BEST song selection I have ever heard - Maybe a little loud in 1 spot, but nobody seems to care because the music is so great. Location is a little creepy, especially at night. Sits almost invisibly between an Ace Cash and cheap pizzaria with nearby a car repair shop, Church's chicken and more. I suppose that is good because I like the number of people. Just right. Smokers and non smokers will love the shaded patio in the back with the cool turtle pond, elevated decks and close stage make this area nice. The inside is so clean, no smoke drift. A good combo of plush and functional seating with gobs of power outlets. Two wireless antennae, front and back make the connection one of the best. The staff behind the bar is so Austin. If you're looking to be greeted with a forced smile and cheesy hello, you'll just have to go to Starbucks. the Muse baristas are so unobtrusive that you may have to gong the little prayer chime bar thingy to get one to come out of the kitchen. However, ask for a coffee and let your eyes behold the art of making a great coffee.
Pros: Coffee, Ambience, Patio
Cons: parking is tight but it's better to bring a bike anyway