We have new hours, Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm & Sat – Sun 8am – 7pm


Dear Diary is a locally-owned coffee shop and community space specializing in flavorful coffee, vegan eats, and supporting Austin-area creatives. Join us near 12th & Chicon and enjoy a beverage in our indoor dining space or outdoor patio.

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Current Roasts

Our current roasts have you covered for whatever type of coffee flavor is your favorite. From fruity, classic, or dark we got a bean that will get you going and keep you coming back for another cup.

Single Track
Uganda Single Origin

This single origin coffee from Uganda is a fruit bomb with flavors of red berries, plum, and a tart finish.

Hammock Town
Medium Roast Breakfast Blend

Our blend of Honduras and Ugandan coffee is ready to be your new favorite morning pick me up.

Porch Party
Dark Roast Blend

Our dark roast blend of Colombian and Honduras coffee is full of chocolate and cherry notes. Works well brewed hot or as a cold brew.

Indoor Seating Now Open

At long last our indoor seating is open, enjoy a coffee, pastry, beer, or taco…. FOR HERE! For now tables are spaced and masks required when not seated at your table. We look forward to sharing our space with you.

Come for a Coffee, Stay for a Beer

We’ve curated a selection of our favorite Austin beers. Hoppy, sour, light, fruity, or dark we have something for you. Bring a friend and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Support Local Artists

We strive to support local artists and create an environment for creativity. Our space is filled with artwork from local artists, and you can purchase your favorite prints and stickers to take home. If you get inspired, pick up some notebooks, pens, ink liners, and pencils to create work of your own.

Best of Austin 2021

Thanks to the Austin Chronicle for recognizing Dear Diary for having the “Best Array of Art Supplies in a Vegan Coffeehouse.” We may not have had much competition, but we appreciate the love for what makes Dear Diary special!

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Coffee Philosophy

Dear Diary is proud to locally roast our own beans, which are available for purchase or in all of our house-made coffee drinks. We rotate our coffee offerings seasonally to ensure that we are always providing the freshest, most delicious beans available, regardless of origin.

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We’re right in the heart of East Austin at the cross streets of 12th and Chicon.


1212 Chicon Street #103 Austin, Texas 78702

Our Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm