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Green Muse Cafe - 15 Reviews - 519 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX - People Watching Reviews - Phone (512) 912-7789

Green Muse Cafe

519 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-7789
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This place is great. I love the atmosphere, it's quiet, but people still talk, the servers are friendly, and the Italian sodas are good. The only drawback is that parking can be a...


The Green Muse kills me. It should be so awesome. Such a great space. Especially the outside, with the movie screen etc.. Great location. Pros: awesome building Cons: ...

Green muse boooo's 11/2/2010

Okay so me and my roommate go here a good bit, and I took my best friend there to study too. So obviously at one point in time we were all big fans, however, not so much anymore. more

Best coffee shop ever 6/22/2009

This place is great. I love the atmosphere, it's quiet, but people still talk, the servers are friendly, and the Italian sodas are good. The only drawback is that parking can be a hassle sometimes. That however, is a small price to pay. Pros: Everything Cons: Parking more

Could be great 3/10/2009

The Green Muse kills me. It should be so awesome. Such a great space. Especially the outside, with the movie screen etc.. Great location. Pros: awesome building Cons: parking, weirdness more

There is tragedy, but from the tower? 11/30/2007

I love this place. OHH...I am a towing professional. This place is quiet, relaxing and a great cup a jo! I am not sure how long you have been in town, or any major city, but towing is, and always will be, an issue that is a fact of life. Read the signs! It really is that easy! Property owners and tenant have the right to disallow anyone they choose on thier property. If they are having towing conducted on that property, then I am certain they had a reason to even go this far as a solution. And come off of this ""I parked facing away from the business"" stuff. You know where you parked and knew you were wrong for doing it. Yea, it may have been after you came back and actually read the sign, but you knew. And you know that you thre in this little bit of ""the property is getting kickback"" stuff of of the top of your head. They are not being paid kickbacks, not getting a portion of the tow bill, or anything like it. I bet they do not even know you were towed, which means the towing company is doing thier job right and keeping unwanted vehicles of of thier property. If it was your business, you may have done the same thing. You cannot sit here and give that answer without being in thier shoes. Pros: Coffee Cons: Parking more

tow tragedy #2 10/2/2007

yeah, i got towed last night and i have to wonder: does step by step have any actual customers or do they manage to stick around based solely on their towing racket with assured? the tow trucks park across the street and watch til they can pounce. i had gone there myriad times and avoided the towing by squeezing myself into spots in the small area that officially belongs to green muse (a cafe that i actulally really enjoy, though i won't be going for a long time, despite the fact that i know this isn't their fault - just that a $200 coffee/email checking bill left a bitter taste in my mouth). more

Small but comfortable. 2/11/2007

Green Muse is one of my favorite study places in town. The atmosphere is just... extremely conducive to studying and relaxing, and the coffee is great. Pros: Ambience, espresso, food, prices Cons: sometimes parking, finding seats more

zone out to work and relax at the same time 7/26/2006

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 more

great coffee, etc. 7/2/2006

the location is out of the way but near downtown if you're touring through austin... the coffee is great, and the chai's are better. as one of the other reviews state, the mediteranean plate is wonderful, and very filling. if you have less room just order the toasted pita which comes with hummus. the baked goods are tasty, and there's a pretty good selection of beers if that's what you're into. Pros: great food and drink, patio is nice, a/c is good for summer Cons: parking can be tight once it starts getting dark, and the neighbors tow. more

Green Muse knows bleus 6/18/2006

Food here is consistently very good; my fave is the vegetarian Middle Eastern platter. Excellent beer list and Thursday nite's open mic with Black Molly has become the how-to; especially with the featured 2 dollar special on selected specialty beer. If you visit Austin, or live it, meet your muse. more

Nice place 6/9/2005

A very nice place, that has good prices on coffee with 1.35 for reg coffee and 50 cent refills its pretty economical. Plus it just has anice vibe and isn't scuzzy. I searched all over austin to find one would replace my beloved Highlands coffee in Baton Rouge this one is the best i've found to take its place(still not the same but close. more

Not just any strip coffee shop 5/28/2005

Excellent coffee shop! I didn't think much of it from the outside, but inside and out back it is perfect. Great music, great drinks, and great ambience. Just go there and try it out yourself. Pros: Dog Friendly more

Great place to work 5/28/2005

The wireless is great, lots of tables with A/C outlets, great coffee, limited menu but offer vegetarian items, they do take credit cards, good parking. All around a great place to sit and work. Pros: coffee, not too busy, parking Cons: limited food menu more

Best cofee in South Austin 11/12/2004

I have not eaten any foods there so I'm not going to say anything about food,But I can say that coffee at Green muse is the BEST in South Austin!!! more

Badass!!!! 4/6/2004

This coffee shop rocks! It's stylish, has good music and the food and drinks are great! Not to mention that the owners are very nice and accomodating. more
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  • Earth tones reign at this peaceful South Austin coffee house and cafe, popular with students, writers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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