"With a name like Kick Butt, you'd think the atmosphere in this coffeehouse would lean toward assertive--or at least jittery. "Kick back" is far more descriptive. Unpretentious and un-corporate, Kick Butt is the creation of Austin's renowned Tai Chi and Kung Fu master, Thomas Gohring (pictured). Here you're just as likely to bump into artists, musicians and poets as you are entrepreneurs, office workers and bean counters.
The art of latte-making has been mastered. Deliciously original "sammiches" named for legends like Jackie Chan are featured on the menu. And don't resist treating yourself to the "Ying Yang" white and black chocolate cake.
Kick Butt has earned its well-deserved black belt in mouth-watering fare and entertaining yet relaxed ambience. The only thing you'll have to fight here is the impulse to sip, eat and linger all day and night."
- Magic 95.5 FM
BAR MENU ----> Click Here (6 page scrollable pdf of our monster bar menu)
Espresso (Hot or Iced)
Regular 16oz / Large 20oz / Kick Butt 24oz
Two Shots / Three Shots / Four Shots
Our delicious velvet espresso with steamed milk & your choice of flavor: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, Caramel Macchiato, Almond, English Toffee & Irish Cream
Our delicious velvet espresso with steamed milk, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce & whipped cream: Mocha, White Choc. Mocha & Mint Mocha
Our delicious velvet espresso with steamed milk & foam. Wet or Dry. (Wet means less foam. Dry means more foam)
Three, Four or Five of our delicious velvet espresso shots & hot water. Regular or Decaf
One Shot—Red Eye, Two Shots—Black Eye, Three Shots—Dead Eye, Four—Crazy Eye
Espresso Shots...........Single Double
All Coffee and Espresso Beans are Certified Organic AND Fair Trade.
Chef Gohring's Breakfast Tacos
Made Fresh In-house each morning and sold till we run out.
"No improvements needed, you rock! Good music, good coffee, internet, a nice place
to break for the day and the crowd isn't as stuffy as most Austin Coffee Houses."
- Mark Tilton, I Try Not to Work (KB 24oz Caramel Latte)
"I really enjoy open mic nights @ both Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze locations. I think the atmosphere and the baristas (usually Trevor and Frankie) are Great! They're always cordial and supportive of the artists on stage." - Jamie L. Helton (UT, Mocha)
Specialty Espresso Drinks
Regular 16oz / Large 20oz / Kick Butt 24oz
Rocky Road, Hazelnut Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, White Chocolate Raspberry, Choc. Chai Tea Latte, Dirty Chai, Chocolate Covered Cherry, Polar Bear, Snickers, Zebra, Sweet Tooth, Reese’s, Sweet Dream, Caramel Mocha, Heath Bar & Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Spice Latte,
Orange Creamsicle Frappé, Limeade, Iced High Mountain Green Tea.
Italian Sodas & Italian Cream Sodas:
Vanilla, Orange, Raspberry,
Hazelnut, Cherry, Kiwi, Chocolate, Caramel and Coconut
"Love the people and the atmosphere. I love coming to Austin just to hang out here"
- Raymunda G. Khattak , LuLu's Cafe (Strawberry-Banana Smoothie)
Regular 16oz / Large 20oz / Kick Butt 24oz
Our delicious green tea infused
real fruit smoothies:
Blended Frozen Creamy Drink:
Hot Chocolate, Cafe Au Lait, Coffee of the Day, Chai Tea Latte, Hot Herbal Tea, High Mountain Green Tea, Iced Tea, Iced Coffee (Toddy)
"I like the unique atmosphere."
- Josh Mercer, Oceaneering Int'l and Singer-Songwriter (Mint Mocha)
"Y'all have definitely stirred things up in the
local coffee scene!" - Lynn Neillie, Aqua-Tots (Pumpkin Latte)
Eat Your Darn Oatmeal ™
Tasty Flakes™ (Frosted Flakes™)
Hidy Ho's™ (Cheerios®)
Kick Booty Loops™ (Fruit Loops®)
Brazen Bran™ (Raisin Bran®)
Fresh Baked LARGE Muffins
HOT Fresh Baked Muffins
Get your Custom Muffin Tray 6 (six) in about 30 minutes
Awesome Anytime Treat for you and your friends!!!
Ever had a muffin that looked delicious but ended up being dry and bland? We have. Some places offer "pretty" muffins that look to be delicious but aren't. That's just NOT Kick Butt!!! Muffins should taste awesome don't you think? We thought so too. So, we went on a year and half long journey to find the perfect muffin recipe. Yes, we even trekked up the highest mountain to find them. We succeeded because what we found was that when we bake them ourselves they don't always look the same...sometimes they look ugly. And, it was the ugly ones that tasted the best. The epitome of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” At Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze we now bake a variety of Muffins fresh constantly...all the time.
You can even order a custom "Ugly Muffin Tray" with 6 (six) fresh, hot out-of-the-oven muffins at any time. (takes 30 minutes). So in conclusion...our muffins are "Ugly" but we think they are the best tasting muffins in Texas...REALLY!!! Hey, don't take our word for it. We'll say anything to get you to give them a shot. Just check out what your friends and neighbors are saying:
"I bought a muffin (blueberry) and a mint mocha coffee last week at the Triangle Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze and it was awesome!" - Hannah Kim, ADP Small Business Services
"Just wanted to share that those Kick Butt muffins are, indeed, Kick Butt. They are amazing. Amazing! This is coming from a baker. Those muffins blow all other muffins out of the water. Just sayin'. Have a great one!" - Victoria, City of Houston
"I am in bliss full heaven. Got to have Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze and Muffins. Raisin(our Dog) has decided she loves alllll of the Muffins made By Kick Butt. Hey, Need a T-shirt for her to wear..lol. So, Glad you're close to us." - Valerie Barbeau
HEB Central Market Fresh Toasted Bagels
(with Cream Cheese or Butter)
Plain, 8-Grain, Poppyseed, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Jalapeno and Everything Bagel
(Sold each day until we run out)
The bagels are where many coffee shops fall short. Places where bagels are not like bagels at all...more like dinner rolls, soft yeasty things, with no pull or crust. They squish and stay squished, like the soft dinner roll you had at your last thanksgiving dinner.
When you bite into a bagel, you are expecting Chuck Norris, a crust that is tough but yielding, a tough veneer holding a firm interior that is ready to support the soft feminine touch of philly cream cheese or softened butter. A bakery product that might bend at the bite but never ever cave in.
The "dinner roll" bagel is more like the guy who sleeps on your couch and won't leave. It has no crust, a flabby body, and little to no chew, It sticks to the roof of your mouth and has airholes in it like Wonder® Bread ... oy vey!
Our Bagels are prepared the old-world way, boiled and then baked from HEB Central Market. Get it toasted and you'll taste something near perfection: a bagel that is crunchy, not too dense or sweet, and just chewy enough. They are great with cream cheese as breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Treats & Eats
Kick Butt XXL Sized Cookies
Baked Fresh All Day--->
Um Num Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Snack Attack Peanut Butter Cookie
Brazen Oatmeal Raizen Cookie
Sugar Blues Cookie
MAD MAX Macadamia Nut Cookie
and the Animal Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Ronnie’s Real Food Vegan Cookies
Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin, Cocoa Espresso
Slice of Cake/Pie
“Kill the Wabbit” Carrot Cake
"DEXTER" Key Lime Pie
“Yin-Yang” Black and White Chocolate Cake
"I've just started going to the Triangle location. Maria is great by the way!
I like that it is "easy". There is no attitude behind the counter like at other local coffee shops. "
- Evelyn Escamilla, Avocado Street Design (White Mocha Latte)
I am a delicious treat. You can enjoy me exclusively at Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze.
Try me with an ICE COLD milk.
"Delicious!!!" - Susan Miles
"The best KBC dessert!!! It's true! This is my favorite KBC dessert,
along with the Kill the Wabbit Carrot Cake." - Nancy Helton
"mmmmmmmmmmm" - Kendra Marie Mazz
Monday - Friday from 11am - 3pm
Kick’n Chicken Salad Sammich (Our most popular classic sammich)
Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad on the bread of your choice. Our most popular. Master Gohring’s secret recipe. It’s been passed down from Master to Student for 36 generations just so you could enjoy it. Warning! It’s called Kick’n Chicken for a reason (it's really hot) so you may want to add Cheddar or Provolone or a Mexican Coke. Just say'n.
Bruce Lee “Cha-Cha” Chicken Sammich (Our Most popular new sammich)
The “Cha Cha” was Bruce Lee’s favorite dance. We think this will become your favorite sammich. Hot Diced Chicken with Melted Cheddar and our Delicious Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce on Ciabatta
Return of the Dragon Sammich (pictured left)
Why Return of the Dragon Sammich? Because fans of the film will never forget when Bruce Lee defeated...Chuck Norris! Bruce was the only one that could do it. This triumph took place in the Roman Colosseum hence the inspiration for our Roman-style sammich. Turkey and Provolone on Focaccia, Tomatoes, Romaine and our secret blend of basil infused extra virgin olive oils.
"Dude. I love the Return of the Dragon Sammich, it is awesome!" - Debbie Dornhoefer
Desperado—A bold or desperate outlaw. El Mariachi: “It's easier to pull the trigger than play guitar. Easier to destroy than create.” Hot Diced Chicken with Cheddar and Provolone on a Hoagie with our secret “South of the Border” sauce topped with fresh sliced jalapeños.
The Turkulese Sammich
A new Hero. Worshipped for it’s unique taste. The cult of Turkulese spread through the Roman world. It has now come to Austin, Texas. Turkulese is here now, just for you and only at Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze Turkey and Cheddar with our Secret Citrus Aioli Sauce on Focaccia.
“Say Uncle” Sammich
In the United States, the expression "say uncle" may be used to indicate submission, such as when wrestling, or a cry for mercy in a game. You'll "say uncle" when you 'give in' to this sammich. Hot Roast Beef and Cheddar on Ciabatta with Horse Radish Sauce.
Tyler Durden Fight Club Sammich
“The first rule of Fight Club Sammich: Don’t talk about the Fight Club Sammich. The second rule…” Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham, Bacon, Cheddar and Provolone on a Hoagie.
Robert 'Bob' Paulson XL Fight Club Sammich
“And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight…” Double Turkey, Double Roast Beef, Double Ham, Double Bacon, Double Cheddar and Double Provolone on a Hoagie.
Jackie Chan Cheddar and Ham Sammich
Did you know that Jackie Chan eats whatever he wants, whenever he wants? No special diet for Jackie. Rumor has it that this is his favorite sammich. Cheddar and Ham on a Croissant. Get it Toasted and Kick Butt just like Jackie...with a side of 'no regrets!'
Green Dragon Sammich
The veggie version of the Return of the Dragon. Provolone, Tomatoes, Romaine on Focaccia with our secret blend of basil infused extra virgin olive oil.
Price Includes Your Choice of Chips or a Side Salad
Comedy Open Mic
SOUPS and SALADS Coming Soon!
DRAGON Salad - The dragon is the symbol of China and the dance in his honor will bring good luck. You'll be dancing after trying our Fresh Dragon Salad: Romaine Lettuce, Big Fresh Slices of Ripe Delicious Tomatoes, Organic Red Onions (all veggies from Central Market), Thinly Sliced Turkey, Provolone and our Secret Basil Infused Dragon Oil. Yum!
Cha-Cha Salad - Our famous "Cha-Cha" sauce tops Romaine Lettuce, Big Fresh Slices of Ripe Delicious Tomatoes, OrganicRed Onion, Thinly Sliced Turkey, Provolone and Cheddar. A divine, delectable, delight. Dude!
"Say Uncle" Salad - When you bite into a "Say Uncle" Salad it bites back. Our creamy "Say Uncle" sauce tops Romaine Lettuce, Big Fresh Slices of Ripe Delicious Tomatoes, Organic Red Onion, Roast Beef and Cheddar, Kick Butt!
"I love how nice everyone is.
Not like Starbucks where everyone
seems like they need a xanax."
-Nicole Ramirez, Rare Book Lady (Iced Mint Mocha)
"Love the coffee and the booths are awesome. The atmosphere is groovy, the movies rock, the power strips are appreciated. wifi is nice, the music is mellow...but the coffee really kicks butt. Thanks!!"
- Stacey Holloway (Caramel Macchiato)
"Friendly; non snobbish
- James Stacy, Seton (Drip Coffee)
Kick’n Chicken Salad Sammich
Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad on a croissant
Turkey & Provolone on a Hoggie
Fight Club Sammich
Bacon, Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey and Cheddar on a Hoggie Roll
Roast Beef & Cheddar on a Hoggie
Jackie Chan Cheddar and Ham
Cheddar & Ham on a croissant
Chips, Soda and Juice
"It's a yummy local alternative" -Judy Rundell, TX Dept of Public Safety (Americano)
"It's non-jerky staff and patrons. THe feeling/vibe is alot more laid back than most coffee establishments. Besides, who doesn't love the logo :)"
- Laura Alareon, ACC Student (Chai Tea Latte)
"The dancing =) yaaaay! I love that you're actively involved in Austin's artistic scenes *high five*"
- Amanda Harpold, CatFace Co. & Shieff Services (Almond Joy Frappe)
Hand Stretched Gourmet Pizza (Ready in 10-15 minutes)
Cheese - Red Sauce and 100% Real Mozzarella
Pepperoni - Cheese Pizza with 3-inch Pepperonis
Veggie - Cheese Pizza with Chopped Onions, Garlic, Black Olives and Portabella Mushrooms
Meat Trio - Pepperoni Pizza with Italian Sausage and Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
The Supreme - Pepperoni Pizza with Italian Sausage, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Green Peppers, Chopped Onions, Garlic, Jalapenos and Portabella Mushrooms
Greek - Fresh Sliced Roma Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Feta Cheese, Black Olives and Basil
"Make more Kick'n Chicken Salad Sandwiches...Poetry Sunday Nights
is my favorite & all the lovely poets & the wonderful baristas that work so
hard to take care of us!" - Lee Le Teff, Retired Military
(Kickin' Chicken Sandwhiches)
Full Bar -- Professional Bartender(s) at Every Event
Signature Mixed Drinks
(Yes, we have a full liquor bar)
Kick Butt Mocha Martini
Vodka, Chocolate Liquor, Kahlua
Stoli Vanil, Kahlua, and 1/2 & 1/2 over ice
Kick Butt Cosmo
Titos, Cointreau , splash of cranberry
White Chocolate Raspberitini
Titos, Godiva White, Chambourd
Antiox Smoothie with a shot of Titos
Raz “Mary” Mocha
Kick Butt Mocha w/ a shot of Raspberry Liquor
Caramel Mocha Kick
Kick Butt Mocha, Caramel & Chocolate Liquor
Capt. Morgan and Baileys Liquor in a Chai
Kung Fu Coffee
Kick Butt Coffee with Irish Créme
Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze offers a full liquor bar for your enjoyment. We are committed to having real bartenders that can make you any drink you would like...and even drinks you didn't know you would like. If there is any specific liquor, beer or wine you would like us to carry, just ask, and we will add it to our selection. KICK BUTT!!!
Best Music Open Mic
in Austin Texas
"This place rules! The music open mic is awesome, the
drinks are unique and tasty and the food quality."
- Mocha Washburn, Riverstone Residential (Chai Matey)
"Love all the live music."- Leslie de la Cueva
"Love the atmosphere, music, and bartenders!"- Tiffany Knight
"My favorite thing, live music on open mic nights."- Erica Sterling
Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Oak Grove Chardonnay
Oak Grove Pinot Grigio
Pietra Santa Zinfandel
Oak Vinyards Cabernet
Oak Vinyards Merlot
Rio Blanco Pale Ale
Brewhouse Brown Ale
Full Moon Rye Ale
"I love the atmosphere and baristas. I also love that I can
catch a good movie, shoot the breeze and relax all in one place close to my apt. Love
the poetry nights" - Mieca Johnson (High Mountain Green Tea and Pizza My Way)