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Ascension Coffee Quietly Opens in the Design District

The mother of all coffee machines (via Ascension’s Facebook page)

A lot has already been said about Ascension Coffee already, so I won’t bog you down with details. (Plus, news of the Connecticut shooting today has made it terribly hard for me to concentrate on anything. It’s been a rather dreadful day, and all my thoughts are going out to the families affected by what’s happened.)

Here are a few snappy ones, anyway:

  • Owned by restauranteur Russell Hayward
  • In the daytime, Ascension will be a coffee shop, but starting at 5 p.m., it’ll turn into a wine bar.
  • There won’t be any muffins. The food will be “chef-driven” and “inexpensive,” according to this CultureMap article by Teresa Gubbins.
  • The espresso machine is a Synesso Hydra Hybrid, if that means anything to you coffee snobs.
  • Ascension is right next to Meddlesome Moth.



Service starts bright and early tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

One comment on “Ascension Coffee Quietly Opens in the Design District

  1. This is great! The hybrid coffee shop has really taken off in Austin and I’d love to see more of it here. Next up, we need a coffeeshop/biergarten not unlike Easy Tiger.