San Antonio’s coffee scene is booming, and there are plenty of fantastic little places to head to for a light morning bite, lazy brunch, all-day breakfast, and excellent coffee. From popular chains brewing grab-and-go cups to independent artisans making mind-blowing java, San Antonio is full of unique places to fuel the hardiest coffee addiction. Whether you prefer name brand coffee or ethically sourced and locally roasted labels, the city is full of coffee shops that cater to every taste, making it a coffee-lover’s dream.
© Barrio Barista
Barrio Barista is a rustic-chic café and West Side hangout that serves creative coffee drinks and delicious breakfast and lunch fare in a relaxed atmosphere. Once a meat market run by Jose De Hoyos in the 1960s, the historic café was once transformed into a coffee shop in 2014 and has been serving regular coffee drinks and signature specialties ever since. In addition to the standard americanos, cappuccinos, and lattes, the café celebrates the rich and diverse flavors of the city in the Abuelitas chocolate mocha and the horchata latte. Food-wise, patrons can tuck into a variety of toasts, sandwiches, and freshly baked pastries, muffins, and cakes.
3735 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228, Phone: 210-519-5403
2.CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery
CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery is a house-turned-coffee shop with two locations in Mahncke Park or Hemisfair that serve breakfast, lunch, and Saturday brunch made with fresh ingredients grown in their gardens and sourced from area farmers. A variety of coffee drinks, from pour-overs, and lattes to Americanos and drip coffee, all of which are made with Austin-based Cuvee Coffee. The Mahncke Park shop has lovely outdoor seating near a garden offering a tranquil place to relax over coffee and a croissant or a delectable pastry made by the in-house pastry chef.
118 Davis Ct, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 210-560-2955
3.Berry to Bean Coffee House
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Berry to Bean Coffee House is a new coffeehouse on Broadway Street that focuses on custom-roasted beans, traditional drip, cold brews, and lattes along with unique signature coffee drinks. Located near the Witte Museum, Berry to Bean Coffee House features Colombian and Kenyan coffee blends and a selection of specialty drinks like a turmeric-infused latte, and the Beet Supreme latte, made with local Texas beetroot, clover honey, cinnamon, and strawberry. Light bites on the food menu include seasonal pumpkin cream cheese cinnamon rolls, maple bacon, and mocha flavors, as well as a selection of vegan and sugar-free pastries.
3900 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 210-549-2222
4.Brown Coffee Co. – Southtown
© Brown Coffee Co. – Southtown
Brown Coffee Co. in Southtown is a warm and welcoming café that serves a selection of coffees and a range of tasty desserts. The 2,400-square-foot neighborhood hangout has an intimate atmosphere with comfy seating and is an excellent choice for hanging out with friends or an after-dinner coffee. Founder and owner Aaron Blanco and his team have traveled the world to find the best coffee growers and roast it locally for their café to that customers can enjoy an excellent cup of coffee made from ethically-sourced beans, roasted in-house and brewed to perfection. The café has a stylish coffee bar where customers can watch coffee being roasted on the 15-kilo-capacity Giesen roaster and their drinks made by professional baristas.
812 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: 210-274-0702
© Café Martínez
Established in the 1930s by the Martinez family, Café Martínez is a stylish, family-owned and operated Argentine café chain that has cafés around the world. Café Martínez in San Antonio serves a variety of coffee drinks like Americanos, macchiatos, lattes, and macchiatos, along with blended frozen coffee drinks, and fresh juices, and freshly baked pastries, muffins, and other sweet treats. Signature drinks include drip coffee made with locally roasted beans from What’s Brewing?, chocolate mint cold brew, while the massive portions of German chocolate, tiramisu, and spinach with fruit cake are popular with the students from the nearby university.
7302 Louis Pasteur Dr #101, San Antonio, TX 78229, Phone: 210-600-3998
6.Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar
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Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar is a cozy spot with mismatched couches, comfy armchairs, and a lush patio where long, lazy brunches with limitless mimosas can be enjoyed. The gay-friendly café and wine bar serve breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch with classic dishes like eggs Benedict, omelets, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, and an array of freshly baked pastries and sweet treats. Specially curated roasts of coffee are available in Americanos, macchiatos, lattes, and macchiatos and signature sips, and the full-service bar offers a range of craft beers, fine wines, handcrafted cocktails, and high-end spirits.
3011 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, Phone: 210-738-0099
7.Don Martin's Coffee Co.
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Don Martin’s Coffee Co. is a buzzing coffee shop in Southtown that serves a wide range of coffee-based drinks, cortados, cappuccinos, specialty espresso drinks, Aguas Frescas, craft beers and casual wines. Named after co-owner Brian Correa’s grandfather, Martin Ramirez, who bought the space in the 1980s to use as storage, Don Martin’s Coffee Co. also serves breakfast and lunch dishes like breakfast tacos and sandwiches, quesadillas, brisket baskets, and grilled cheese sandwiches. The full-service bar serves a range of draft beers, canned and bottled beers, ciders, white and red wine, and flavored sparkling water.
540 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: 210-781-4204
8.Estate Coffee Company
© Estate Coffee Company
Estate Coffee Company is a modern 1,200-square-foot space on the city’s East Side with contemporary décor, a dark wood bar, and a few seats that serves craft coffee and espresso drinks in a sleek and stylish setting. Opened in 2016 by Brian LaBarbera, the small-batch roaster and coffee shop roasts their own beans on an 11-kilo Toper machine and sells them by the bag, along with Alamo Outdoor Company t-shirts. Patrons can sip a pour-over, cortado, or macchiato while watching LaBerbera roasts the very beans they are drinking, and there is complimentary wireless in the café for digital nomads or web-surfers.
1320 E Houston St A101, San Antonio, TX 78205, Phone: 210-267-8725
Fremonti Coffee is a mobile espresso and coffee cart that serves a small selection of high-quality third-wave coffee. Owned by Robert Pecina Jr., the cart sells coffee drinks made with single-origin beans from Metric Coffee in Chicago, Illinois such as Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, iced lattes, latte topos, chicos, and hot chocolate and offers catering services for special events such as weddings, birthdays and other functions.
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© Halcyon Southtown
Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, Halycon Southtown is a hip hangout, which is a coffeehouse by day and a bar and elegant lounge by night. Named for the word that describes being peaceful, carefree, untroubled, and prosperous, the Southtown café features plush forest green couches and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Patrons can relax over breakfast and lunch dishes ranging from fresh salads, sandwiches, toasts, tacos, and more with a variety of artisanal coffees and other hot drinks during the day and an array of craft beers, casual wines and creative cocktails in the evenings. The café offers Happy Hour specials during the week and is open all day, seven days a week.
1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210, Phone: 210-277-7045
11.Indy Coffee Club
© Indy Coffee Club
Indy Coffee Club is a hip coffeehouse that serves artisanal coffee drinks made with a rotating selection of single-origin Parlor Coffee from Brooklyn along with light bites, and an array of handcrafted home goods such as body oil and soaps, accessories, and apparel. Located near the UTSA, the coffeehouse features a wooden counter and bar and floating shelves crafted by Old Crow Custom Works and a natural color palette, succulents, and local art that reflect the culture of the Southwest. Signature drinks include cereal milk lattes like the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which are served on the weekend only, and delicious snacks like avocado toast, scratch biscuits, and strawberry and creme pancakes, made from scratch by chef Kenny Loo.
7114 UTSA Boulevard #103, San Antonio, TX 78249, Phone: 210-233-920
© Merit Coffee
Merit Coffee is a Texan coffee roastery and café chain that serves locally-roasted Merit Coffee in six coffee shops across San Antonio, along with one in Austin. Merit Roasting Co. is based in a renovated warehouse in San Antonio, where it roasts ethically-sourced beans from around the world, along with grinds brews and sells them to the public. The neighborhood coffee shop serves a menu that features a variety of espresso drinks, cold-brews, and drip coffee, along with freshly baked pastries and other decadent treats from Bakery Lorraine.
Stone Oak 700 E. Sonterra Blvd., Suite #1113, San Antonio, TX 78258, Phone: 210-530-8740
13.Mildfire Coffee Roasters
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Mildfire Coffee Roasters is a friendly, neighborhood spot near Hardberger Park in northwest San Antonio that features art-adorned walls, comfortable seating, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The small coffeehouse is owned by Mark and Tricia Sobhani and serves high-quality single-origin coffee with ethically-sourced beans from various countries around the world and roasted in a variety of forms from light to medium roasts. The menu boasts regular coffee drinks like espresso drinks, cold-brews, and drip coffee, as well as signature drinks, include the Aztec Mocha and the Hot Butter Latte, healthy smoothies, imported teas, and fresh juices.
15502 Huebner Rd # 101, San Antonio, TX 78248, Phone: 210-492-9544
Based in the former home of Press Coffee near San Antonio College, Philoçoffee is a hip coffee spot that serves a full breakfast and lunch menu along with a variety of espresso-based drinks, unique blends and signature coffees made with French-style beans crafted by What’s Brewing?. The coffee menu boasts regular suspects such as americanos, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes, along with drip coffee, pour-overs, and a double espresso. Full breakfast and lunch menus feature fresh, made-from-scratch fare such as bagels, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, and other goodies from local bakeries like C’est La Vie and The Bread Box.
606 W French Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212, Phone: 210-314-8450
15.Poetic Republic Coffee Company
© Poetic Republic Coffee Company
Poetic Republic Coffee Company is a quaint, Southtown coffee shop on South Presa Street that offers an extensive array of freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks, teas, and juices, along with a selection of used books. Owned by Brenda Leal Blanco, the small neighborhood café has a small dining space with about 12 seats and serves a variety of espresso-based drinks, unique blends, and signature coffees, along with a lineup of croissants from San Antonio bakery La Boulangerie. The little café also has a variety of used books that can be purchased – books aren’t priced, so be prepared for a friendly haggle.
2330 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210
© PRESS Coffee
Owned by Bronson Holbrook and Natalie Zazarewicz-Holbrook, PRESS Coffee is based in a greenhouse-like structure at the Boardwalk on Broadway and offers coffee-lovers an inviting and welcoming spot to relax over excellent coffee and treats from various local bakeries. The coffee shop serves a variety of regular drinks like Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, iced lattes, as well as drip coffee, pour-overs and French Press made with beans from multiple roasters such as Fort Worth’s Avoca, LA’s Caffe Luxxe, Pulp, and White Elephant. Light bites like muffins, savory quiche, lemon bars, and cinnamon rolls. Press also serves Mother Culture yogurt – it’s the only place in the city that does and has a pet-friendly patio.
4035 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 210-602-6590
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17.Revolucion Coffee and Juice
© Revolucion Coffee + Juice
Located in the Collection Shopping Center, Revolucion Coffee + Juice is a plant-based coffee and juice shop that offers artisanal coffee, a range of homemade nut milk; cold-pressed juices, and a variety of healthy food options. With locations in San Antonio and Houston, the alternative-style café draws fitness freaks and health nuts who flock to buy chlorophyll water, detox kits, cold-pressed juice paletas, and energy-boosting vegetarian tacos. Signature sips include iced coffee that comes in a beer bottle, and favorite foods dishes include acai and pitaya bowls.
7959 Broadway St #500, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 210-701-0725
18.Rosella Coffee Company
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Rosella Coffee Company was opened by Charles Gonzalez on Jones Avenue in 2014 and has since grown into one of San Antonio’s best spots for great coffee. Locations now include a modern shop in the Rand building, a café at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and smaller outposts at H-E-B Alon and Methodist Hospital. Beans are thoughtfully selected and sent to Austin Roasting Co. for roasting, before being sent back to create a variety of espresso and specialty coffee drinks in each store. Beverages are accompanied by a menu of light fare such as avocado toast, gourmet sandwiches, pastries from C’est La Vie, and a delicious weekend brunch menu.
203 E Jones Ave #101, San Antonio, TX 78215, Phone: 210-277-8574
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19.Sip Brew Bar and Eatery
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Located on Houston Street near the Majestic Theatre, Sip Brew Bar & Eatery is a fantastic spot for grabbing a coffee before a show or enjoying a casual downtown breakfast. Owned by chef Andrew Weissman, of Moshe’s and The Luxury, the stylish naturally-lit café serves a creative menu of fresh, farm-to-table fare for breakfast and lunch with light bites to accompany coffee and other beverages. Dishes range from gourmet sandwiches and fresh salads to freshly baked pastries, muffins, cakes, and more. Coffee drinks are made with Estate Coffee Co. beans and available as Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, iced lattes, as well as drip coffee, pour-overs, and French Press coffee.
160 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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20.Summer Moon Coffee Bar
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Founded by Scott and Rhonda Crocker, Summer Moon Coffee Bar is a friendly and welcoming coffee house with several locations around Texas, including San Antonio. The café is renowned for its aromatic and characterful coffee beans, which are roasted in a 19th-century style wood-fired roaster to give them a unique taste and flavor. In addition to an array of house-roasted and brewed craft coffee and specialty coffee drinks, Summer Moon Coffee Bar also serves a signature ‘moon milk’ that includes sweet cream dairy, in a half-moon or winter moon. Freshly baked cupcakes and sweet treats are provided by Bird Bakery, and daily breakfast tacos are popular with the morning crowd.
3233 N St Mary's St #102, San Antonio, TX 78212, Phone: 210-320-1773
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21.The Koffee Kup Company
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The Koffee Kup Company is a cozy coffee shop that serves a selection of notable coffees and specialty coffee drinks. Tucked between Dibble's Hobbies and Screen Rite in an unassuming strip mall, the small café is owned by Marisol De La Cruz and offers a space for the community to gather over great coffee. Focusing on quality, coffee is made with beans roasted by Pulp Coffee Roasters and served in a variety of options, including Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, and latte specialties like the Mexican Mocha, the Cuban, and Cafe Bombon, which features two shots of espresso and condensed milk.
1025 Donaldson Ave, San Antonio, TX 78228, Phone: 210-635-0400
Located on Nacogdoches Road, Theory Coffee Company is a mobile specialty coffee trailer that serves excellent coffee made with freshly roasted Wild Gift Coffee beans from Austin. Owned by service industry veteran Mark Vollmer Jr., the cart is a locals’ favorite, impressing both coffee aficionados and hardy critics alike with its robust and smoky flavor. Serving coffee since 2015, Mark’s trailer offers coffee, espressos, lattes, cold brews, and more accompanied by light bites from The Bread Box and Pink Flamingo.
2347 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, Phone: 512-507-3025
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23.Tripolis Mediterranean Grill and Coffee Shop
© Tripolis Mediterranean Grill and Coffee Shop
Tripolis Mediterranean Grill and Coffee Shop is a locally-owned Mediterranean restaurant and coffee shop that brings the vibrant tastes and flavors of the Med to the tables of San Antonio. The laid-back eatery serves delicious Mediterranean staples, such as falafel and shawarma, along with fresh seafood, prime meat, and chicken dishes, and a selection of vegetarian options. The coffee shop serves strong Turkish coffee, as well as regular favorites like Americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes, along with fresh-baked pastries and traditional sweets like baklava and kunafa.
322 Valley Hi Dr #106, San Antonio, TX 78227, Phone: 210-645-4450
24.What's Brewing Coffee Roasters
What's Brewing Coffee Roasters is a long-standing family-owned gourmet coffee company that provides specialty roasted-to-order beans and a variety of coffee blends to cafés, coffee shops, restaurants, and stores around the country. Established over 40 years ago by Roger Chbeir and managed by his sons, Tony and Sami, today, the central San Antonio roastery roasts nearly 3,000 pounds of green coffee beans each week and has its own solar-powered front-of-house café-cum-pinball arcade where visitors sample the 100% arabica organic and FairTrade specialty coffee. What's Brewing Coffee is available at the retail store and the Pearl Brewery Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday.
138 W Rhapsody Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216, Phone: 210-308-8882
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24 Best San Antonio Coffee Shops
- Barrio Barista, Photo: Barrio Barista
- CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery, Photo: chayathon2000/stock.adobe.com
- Berry to Bean Coffee House, Photo: Farknot Architect/stock.adobe.com
- Brown Coffee Co. – Southtown, Photo: Brown Coffee Co. – Southtown
- Cafe Martinez, Photo: Café Martínez
- Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Photo: Mariusz Blach/stock.adobe.com
- Don Martin's Coffee Co., Photo: Don Martin's Coffee Co.
- Estate Coffee Company, Photo: Estate Coffee Company
- Fremonti Coffee, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Halcyon Southtown, Photo: Halcyon Southtown
- Indy Coffee Club, Photo: Indy Coffee Club
- Merit Coffee, Photo: Merit Coffee
- Mildfire Coffee Roasters, Photo: Mildfire Coffee Roasters
- PhiloCoffee, Photo: PhiloÇoffee
- Poetic Republic Coffee Company, Photo: Poetic Republic Coffee Company
- PRESS Coffee, Photo: PRESS Coffee
- Revolucion Coffee and Juice, Photo: Revolucion Coffee + Juice
- Rosella Coffee Company, Photo: Rosella Coffee Company
- Sip Brew Bar and Eatery, Photo: Sip Brew Bar & Eatery
- Summer Moon Coffee Bar, Photo: Summer Moon Coffee Bar
- The Koffee Kup Company, Photo: The Koffee Kup Company
- Theory Coffee, Photo: Sitthikorn/stock.adobe.com
- Tripolis Mediterranean Grill and Coffee Shop, Photo: Tripolis Mediterranean Grill and Coffee Shop
- What's Brewing Coffee Roasters, Photo: weedezign/stock.adobe.com
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