Friday, November 19, 2010

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Kick Butt Coffee, Austin, TX

Kick Butt Coffee
*5775 Airport Blvd. Suite 725, Austin, TX 78752 / (512) 454-5425
Open Mon-Fri 7am-10pm or Later - Sat/Sun 8am-10pm or Later
*4600 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78751 / (512) 467-4365
Open Mon-Fri 7am-10pm or Later - Sat/Sun 8am-Midnight or Later

I visited the Kick Butt Coffee location on Airport. The inside is done all in dark and light wood with red and galvanized steel accents. The decor consists of large round mirrors (somewhat reminiscent of feng shui mirrors), swords and other bladed items on the wall, and a black and gold leaf picture of horses. There's also a clock on the wall made to look like a large throwing star and a poster of "Chuck Norris Facts". Seating consists of small two person tables, bar stools at the bar, and three booths. Besides beverages and food, they also sell foam nunchucks and foam throwing stars. The coffee shop seems to be owned by the same people who own a Tai Chi and Kung Fu studio, so there are ads in the bathrooms and on the website for the studio. Kick Butt offers free password-protected wi-fi.

I ordered a soy mint mocha, and it was good. My companion ordered an antioxidant smoothie, which the barrista told me was vegan as well. The chai is made with honey. Besides the smoothies, several mochas and lattes are available with soymilk. They offer Ronnie’s Real Food Vegan Cookies, and a "Green Dragon Samich" (Provolone, Tomatoes, Romaine on Focaccia with a secret blend of basil infused extra virgin olive oil) that looks like it might be vegan without the provolone, but at that point, it's just a BLT without the B. They also have a full bar, for those who are into that sort of thing.

Kick Butt Coffee has regular nightly events, such as bellydance shows and blues dancing.


  1. Both Kick Butt Coffee locations - Airport and the Triangle - have free wifi, its just password protected.

  2. Ah ha! It's actually been a while since I wrote this review, and I'm wondering if they've added it since the last time I went. I'll update the review. Thanks for the info!