Whenever we travel we look for a home base. It's the place we go back to again and again -- the start of our daily routine and a place of comfort when we're in a new place. Most often it's a coffee shop that comes recommended by one of our coffee industry friends. They're usually spot on.
Our first introduction to the magical Mexico based sparkling water was here at Fleet coffee. While The choice of sparkling water at a coffee shop is in no way related to the quality of the coffee (that we know of) we believe it's a good sign of character at an establishment.
Fleet Coffee is owned by Lorenzo Perkins and Patrick Pierce. Both amassed expert coffee experience at Austin standards like Medici and Cuvee. Incredibly knowledgeable about the culinary scene in Austin -- from local taco joints to super-secret hidden speakeasys we basically got a map of the best spots to try from the eyes of a local. That map did not suck.
Anyways, when you stop in at Fleet Coffee next time you're in Austin go many times -- because there's no way you could safely drink all their specialty drinks without going coffee crazy. BUT you should absolutely try The Morning Ritual. This donut infused cortado is served with a light and fluffy donut hole.