Great Coffee from a Wooden Trailer While You Wait
The wait for Franklin Barbecue, if you choose to partake in that slice of Austin
tourism, is quite long. It also is best if started quite early (we arrived at 7:50 am on a Sunday -- in at 11:45 am). Luckily, Legend Coffee Co. is located in a wooden trailer in the fenced-in lot right behind the building. It looks like a small operation, but they do roast their own coffee (off-site, of course) and offer up a concise but quality menu. The Ethiopian roast I tried (as a 12-oz pour over) was smooth with a fruity, but not biting, acidity. Even if you're in the area and not getting barbecue, Legend is worth a stop, as it offered up one of the better cups of coffee I had during my trip. Keep in mind, though, that their hours are pretty consistent with those of Franklin: Tuesday - Sunday, 8 am - 3 pm. If you are waiting in line, at least you can rest assured that there's good coffee nearby. And get a pour over...it takes a few minutes longer, but face it, you're not going anywhere anytime soon.