Juan Pelota Cafe

Restaurants, Coffee shops Market District
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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Scott Beale

It’s easy to write off Juan Pelota as a pet project of Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s bike shop, but the adjoined cafe is much more than just a place to wait while for a tune-up. The tongue-in-cheek name harks to the consequences of Armstrong’s cancer treatments (pelota is Spanish for “ball”), but they aren’t joking with the coffee. Shots using beans from Stumptown and Dallas-based Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters make it the best downtown coffee option west of Congress Ave.

By: Dan Gentile

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Venue name: Juan Pelota Cafe
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Address: 400 Nueces St
Austin

Cross street: between 4th and 5th Sts
Opening hours: 7:00AM to 7:00PM weekdays, 7:00AM - 6:00PM Sat, 8:00AM - 4:00PM Sun
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