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I drink a lot of coffee – tea, cocktails, and wine so what’s a girl have to do to keep her smile white and sparkling?! I just started using ARC LED Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit, a brand new whitening kit that’s an easy-to-follow daily regimen and I’m so excited to be one of the first to try it out! ARC stands for confidence without the nonsense of extraneous or non-working ingredients and only use ingredients that are clinically proven to whiten teeth.
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The ARC Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit comes with 28 whitening strips and a LED blue light. Just put on the ARC strips to your upper and lower teeth – the strips are easy to use, don’t slip around, and deliver peroxide to your teeth. Then put on the ARC LED blue light that emits blue light at a specific wavelength that targets stains to weaken their chemical bonds. When you use the light for the last five minutes of your treatments, it makes the treatment even more effective than with just strips alone. And better yet, the light works for up to 28 treatments to keep your smile continuously white!
I do my whitening sessions in the afternoon when I’m taking a break from work and lying on the bed listening to music. ARC is a 30-minute treatment so the peroxide has enough time to travel and do its magic. You can see noticeable results in just 3 days of daily use!
Speaking of how much coffee I drink, there are so many coffee shops in Austin so here’s my guide to the best coffee shops in Austin sorted by neighborhoods!
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN NORTH AUSTIN
Summer Moon – oh, Summer Moon and your addicting moon milk coffee. (they have other espresso drinks)
Houndstooth – Houndstooth just opened up on Rock Rose at Domain Northside with cocktails & coffee.
Genuine Joe Coffeehouse – neighborhood coffee shop that has live music events
Epoch Coffee – Epoch has several locations but the one on North Loop is 24/7.
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN CENTRAL AUSTIN
Hank’s – this is one of my favorite coffee shops in Austin because the coffee is so good, space is beautifully designed, and there’s lots of parking!
Halcyon – the Halcyon in Mueller ins way different from the grimy downtown location. It’s modern, filled with light and a cute color bar top. Cocktails and s’mores are also available at this location.
Sa-Tén Coffee – Sa Tén just opened a second location on Airport Blvd with their Japanese style coffee and food. This location has a tatami room!
Bennu – I’ve spent too many late nights at Bennu, it’s open 24/7!
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN EAST AUSTIN
Cenote – cute little bungalow house on Ceasar Chavez with coffee and food. (wi fi is hit or miss)
Houndstooth Coffee – Houndstooth has several locations in Austin but the East Austin location on MLK is my favorite because it’s spacious and they serve cocktails at this location. (strong wi fi)
Wright Bros. Brew and Brew – you can have both coffee and beer at Brew & Brew.
Sa-Ten Coffee – cute Japanese style coffee shop with Japanese inspired coffee and food like curry dishes and sandwiches.
Figure 8 Coffee – I love this plant-filled coffee shop.
Flat Track Coffee – super cool coffee shop that’s also a bike shop.
Greater Goods – I love Greater Goods for the coffee and space!
Fleet Coffee Co. – this tiny little coffee shop serves a mean cup of joe and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cortado.
Cuvée Coffee – this beloved coffee roaster has its own coffee shop in Austin with nitro cold brew and craft beers on tap.
Flitch Coffee – coffee is served from a vintage trailer with a dog-friendly space
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
Better Half Coffee & Cocktails – this all-day cafe serves coffee, cocktails, and a food menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night (2am on Thurs – Saturday.
Caffe Medici – another one of my favorite coffee shops in Austin with a two-story space near Cesar Chavez. They sell Tacodeli breakfast tacos.
Jo’s Coffee – every Tuesday from 5 – 8 pm for two-for-one burgers!
Alfred – located inside of The Line Hotel is this popular LA coffee shop that’s known for their iced matcha.
Merit Coffee – this is a San Antonio based coffee shop that now has 2 locations in Austin. I really love their coffee & coffee beans!
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN SOUTH AUSTIN
Jo’s Coffee – I love getting an iced turbo from Jo’s Coffee on South Congress and doing a little shopping.
Mañana – located inside South Congress Hotel with really good pastries and strong wi fi.
TOMS – yup, the popular shoe brand has its own coffee shop in Austin on SoCo. With every TOMS Roasting Co. product you purchase, TOMS will help provide safe water to a person in need. One for One®.
Seventh Flag Coffee – popular coffee shop on South 1st with cozy living room vibes.
Cosmic Coffee – I love hanging out with friends over an iced coffee or cocktail at Cosmic Coffee’s dog-friendly outdoor patio. If you’re hungry, there are several food trucks parked there and live music sometimes.
Patika Coffee – Patika started off as a cute little coffee stand in downtown Austin and now it’s a poppin’ coffee spot on South Lamar with pastries and avocado toast.
Radio Coffee and Beer – for those that live in South Austin, Radio Coffee is a hot spot. Just watch out for their no-wifi times.
BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN WEST AUSTIN
Civil Goat Coffee Roasters – cutest little coffee shop in West Austin and they have a resident goat named Butters!
Mozart’s – I love working at Mozart’s with a view of the lake! (but the wi fi doesn’t work outside on the picnic tables)