Sometimes a Day Trip doesn’t have to be a big undertaking or far from home. Maybe you just have the morning to get out and do something different. We are lucky here in Cedar Park that we are very close to Austin to be able to enjoy all that Austin has to offer, yet we still get the small town, relaxed atmosphere of suburban living.
Weekends are actually a great time to experience Austin because you don’t have to fight the commuter traffic. One of our favorite places to go for morning coffee and a great pastry or bagel is Motzart’s Coffee Roasters on Lake Austin. Located next to the famous Hula Hut, a popular hang out spot for boaters, Motzart’s features a beautiful decked patio overlooking Lake Austin.
On weekends, Motzart’s also offers a nice selection of hot breakfast tacos, totally Austin. The coffee is roasted and ground on premise, making for the freshest and most robust coffee. Motzart’s is great any time of year. During warmer seasons the patio is a perfect place to relax outdoors and even bring the pooch. During cooler months, the indoor spaces are warm and cozy, while still taking in the sparkling Lake Austin views.
There is probably a fast way to get to Motzart’s in downtown Austin from Cedar Park, but we like to take the scenic route to make it more of a road trip. If you head down 620 towards Lake Travis and then turn left on 2222, you can enjoy the views as you travel towards 360. Enter Texas Highway 360 on the right and head South over the famous Pennybacker Bridge. If you are feeling adventurous, you can park on the side of the road just before the bridge and take a Short Hike up to a spectacular view of the Bridge and the Colorado River below. Continue to travel on 360 and then turn Left on Westlake Dr. which meanders past gorgeous homes perched along Lake Austin. Eventually after a few twists and turns you will reach Red Bud Lane, where you will turn Left. Get ready for a great view of downtown Austin as you make your way to Lake Austin Blvd. where you will turn Left to reach Motzart’s on the Left. It’s easier to park on the Right in the parking lot across the street.
During the week there are a lot of tele-commuters parked at tables with their laptops, what a great place for an office! If you work from home, why not move your office to Motzart’s for a few hours for a change of scenery?
Don’t miss the fantastic Holiday Light Show at Motzart’s! Bundle up and spend an evening with a nice mug of hot coco and some scrumptious desserts as you enjoy a spectacular show of choreographed lights and music.
We love living in Cedar Park and we appreciate all of the amazing local treasures in Austin, just right out our backdoor. Head out to Motzart’s one morning, you won’t regret it!