“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Today is International Coffee Day.

What does that mean? it’s a global marketing gimmick designed to get you to go out and celebrate with coffee. But seriously, coffee is one of civilization’s oldest and most revered drinks. In A History of the World in Six Glasses, Tom Standage writes: “Coffee also originated in the Arab world and went on to inspire scientific, financial and political revolutions in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centres of intellectual exchange.”

In Austin, PayPal is also offering coffee drinkers a special today. “PayPal is inviting java lovers to enjoy a cup of coffee, without using cash of course, by using the PayPal app to “check in” to pay; no cash or swiping a card required. Joe-seekers will get $3.00 off which also allows these merchants to attract new customers and ensure repeat coffee drinkers.” You can use the PayPal app for the discount at Caffe Medici, Dominican Joe, Seventh Flag Coffee, Irie Bean Coffee and Mozarts Coffee Roasters. Also, PayPal is hosting an after hours coffee tasting with A Taste of Koko from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Seventh Flag Coffee Co., 1506 S. 1st St. on Oct. 1st.

So don’t feel guilty gulping down an extra cup of joe today. It’s a day to indulge. And here’s some of our top picks for places to grab a cup of fine coffee in Austin and San Antonio.

Juan Pelota – Lance Armstrong owns this coffee shop which shares a building with Mellow Johnny’s bicycle shop. Great coffee and a fun place to visit.
4th & Nueces Streets
Austin, TX 78701
512 – 473-0222

Caffe Medici – Three locations in Austin, and the downtown one is in the Austonian. It’s has a sleek, modern hip look to it but it’s atmosphere is laid back and it’s a great place for a meeting.
200 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

Jo’s Coffee – A great people watching place on Congress Ave. It’s outdoor café with spectacular coffee and good sandwiches too. It’s building sports some interesting graffiti too.
1300 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

Halcyon – Coffee, bar and lounge that serves chocolate espresso martinis, tableside s’mores, and grilled paninis.
218 W. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge – This West Lake Hills coffee shop is a great place for meetings and serves up delicious coffee.
6317 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78746

And in San Antonio:

Halcyon Southtown – This coffeehouse, lounge and bar is part of the same ownership as the Austin one. It serves chocolate espresso martinis, tableside s’mores, and grilled paninis.
1414 S. Alamo St. No. 101
San Antonio, TX 78210

Olmos Perk Coffee – Serves up great lattes and a good selection of pastries. It’s a comfortable place to hang out and work with a row of dedicated cubicles available on first come, first serve basis.
5223 N. McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Local Coffee – With locations in Stone Oak to the North and the Pearl Brewery closer to downtown and Alamo Heights, this locally owned coffee shop has become a locals favorite.
5903 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Revolucion Coffee + Juice – Serving up a wide variety of coffee drinks as well as cold pressed juices.
7959 Broadway #507
San Antonio, TX 78209

La Taza Coffee House – A favorite place for coworking and having meetings over a cup of excellent coffee. It’s located at the Brookhollow Shopping Center in North Central San Antonio.
15060 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78232

Also, Krispy Kreme, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts are all offerings customers free coffee today.