February 6, 2023

Ally Gallip | January 25, 2023

There’s nothing a little coffee can’t fix. Whether you’re meeting a friend, catching up on work, or looking for a caffeinated beverage to brighten up your day, we don’t want you to be disappointed with your selection. So here is a compiled list of the best coffee shops in San Antonio.

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Here is our list of the best places to grab a coffee in San Antonio, Texas:

1.Indy Coffee Club
2.Estate Coffee Company
3. Theory Coffee Company
4. Halcyon South City
5. Merit Coffee Co.
6. Mildfire coffee roaster
7. Barrio Barista
8. Philo coffee
9. Graves coffee
10. Mila coffee
11. Akhanay coffee roaster
12. Shotgun House Coffee Roasters
13. Cafe Martinez
14. Rosella Coffee Company
15. Paramour Coffee Company

1.Indy Coffee Club

7114 UTSA Boulevard. #103 San Antonio, Texas 78249

Indy Coffee Club
Photo credit: Indy Coffee Club

Indy Coffee Club has an aesthetic that captures the culture of Texas and the American Southwest. Partnered with Parlor Coffee, a Brooklyn, NY roastery, the menu features specialty lattes and espresso along with a great brunch selection that won’t disappoint and is considered one of the best coffee shops in San Antonio.

A few customer favorites are their Cereal Milk Latte or Coconut Vanilla Latte with organic coconut oil and if you’re hungry don’t miss their homemade cookies!

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

2.Estate Coffee Company

1320 E Houston St A101, San Antonio, TX 78205

Estate Coffee Company
Photo credit: Stacy Sullivan

Billed as one of the best coffee shops in San Antonio, Estate Coffee Company serves premium roasts and craft specialty beverages. Not only do they firmly believe in working with family-owned interpreters, but they also wholesale their coffee and offer a unique range of flavors.

Try their Kentucky Smoke Latte or Coffee Old Fashioned with Bourbon Barrel Smoked Simple Syrup.

Hours:
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

3. Theory Coffee Company

2347 Nacogdoches Rd San Antonio, TX 78209

Theory Coffee Company
Credit: Nick Regalado

Theory Coffee Company, a mobile specialty coffee trailer, serves one of the finest cups of coffee on wheels and is a local hotspot. Their espresso is roasted locally by Wild Gift Coffee in Austin, TX and they use Mill-King’s low-temperature pasteurized, non-homogenized milk as well as hand-made alternative milks.

Grab a pastry and honey cinnamon latte and set yourself up for your day.

Hours:
Sunday closed
Monday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Wednesday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

4. Halycon downtown

1414 South Alamo Street San Antonio, TX 78210

Best of both worlds, Halcyon Southtown doubles as a coffee bar by day and bar and lounge by night. Halcyon offers an atmosphere where you can enjoy everything with a menu that includes brunch, espresso drinks, cocktails, desserts and much more.

Catch up with friends over a cappuccino or roasted smores and sip an espresso martini, Halcyon is the place to be for any occasion.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m

5. Merit Coffee Co.

5903 Broadway St San Antonio, TX 78209

Photo credit: Merit Coffee Co.

With coffee shops that focus on the local community in which they are located, Merit Coffee creates an environment to work, play and

Most importantly, enjoy a craft specialty drink. Their coffee beans are sourced from around the world and roasted at Merit Roasting Co. in South San Antonio.

Enjoy some customer favorites like vanilla latte or matcha, including beautiful latte art!

Hours:
Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Monday 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Friday 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

6. Mildfire coffee roaster

15502 Hubner Rd San Antonio, TX 78248

With a cozy atmosphere and a variety of coffee beans roasted on site, we’re big fans of Mildfire Coffee Roasters. We believe this is a top coffee shop in town with friendly service, smooth home-roasted beans and a wide range of fun signature drinks.

Try one of their many signature drinks like the Hot Butter Latte or the Frozen Red Bull!

Hours:
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

7. Barrio Barista

3735 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78228

Barrio Barista
Credit: Billy Calzada

This neighborhood coffee house serves as a home away from home for the San Antonio community with great coffee and food. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, Barrio Barista captures the city’s culture by creating a unique space.

Their horchata latte, Mexican mocha and grilled cheese sandwich with brisket are local favorites not to be missed!

Hours:
Sunday closed
closed on Mondays
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Saturday closed

8. Philo coffee

606 W French Pl San Antonio, TX 78212 Alta Vista

Credit: Justin Nunez

With a great atmosphere and an even better cup of coffee, this French-style coffee house is your next stop. They offer a wide range of coffee, tea, beer and wine as well as a wide range of food and snacks.

Try one of the barista’s favorite latte specialties (usually listed on the menu) and enjoy the beautiful latte art.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

9. Graves coffee

2410 N St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78212 Tobin Hill

While San Antonio may have many coffee carts, Gravves Coffee stands out from the rest. With flavors inspired by Filipino desserts, they offer unique latte specialties that are considered the best in town.

If you like it sweeter, the Ube Latte with hints of vanilla and lavender is a customer favorite.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
closed on Mondays
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

10. Mila coffee

2202 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215

A locally owned coffee devotee with high customer praise and demand is Mila Coffee. Smooth, bold espresso and homemade syrups make this the best coffee cart in San Antonio.

Her favorite drink is her Mexican vanilla latte.

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Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
closed on Mondays
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

11. Akhanay coffee roaster

1119 Camden St San Antonio, TX 78215

Akhanay coffee roaster
Credit: Nick Regalado

Have a unique experience in a coffee trailer where culture and coffee go hand in hand. Akhanay Coffee Roasters prides itself on sourcing and roasting only the finest Southeast Asian coffees sourced exclusively from Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

Try the Es Yen, a strong and sweet Thai coffee drink.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

12. Shotgun House Coffee Roasters

1333 Buena Vista St Ste 108 San Antonio, TX 78207

Shotgun House coffee roaster
Credit: Nick Regalado

Shotgun House Coffee Roasters is a coffee shop and roastery housed in an old warehouse with an outdoor garden, creating a warm ambience for an unparalleled experience. They serve house roasted beans, freshly made syrups, and an array of tacos, pastries, beer, and wine.

Stop by one of the best cafes in town and try the frozen dirty horchata.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m

13. Cafe Martinez

7302 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78229

Cafe Martinez has been preparing specialty coffees, desserts and the famous Argentinian empanadas since 1933. This popular San Antonio coffee shop offers a cozy space and a bite to eat with your coffee.

Try one of their signature coffees with a piece of spinach pie (trust me, everyone praises this combination).

Hours:
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

14. Rosella Coffee Company

203 E Jones Ave Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78215

Rosella Coffee Company
Credit: Jessica Giesey

A trendy place to study, work or meet friends with a great range of coffee and food. You can’t go wrong with Rosella Coffee Company. Rosella’s is a café by day and a wine bar by night, perfect for any occasion.

A popular drink here is the classic espresso latte and cortado.

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

15. Paramour Coffee Company

102 9th St Ste 400 San Antonio, TX 78215

Paramour Coffee Company, a new popular rooftop coffee shop and bar, combines a nice cup of coffee with a beautiful view of San Antonio. They serve espresso, tea and specialty drinks.

Try a classic cappuccino or espresso latte and enjoy the view!

Hours:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Monday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

What Are Some Highly Rated Cafes in San Antonio, TX?

Any coffee shop on our list will give you a great experience, but these few highly rated coffee shops are a must-try.

First is Estate Coffee Co, a local business with friendly staff, great ambiance and unique homemade syrups. Second is Merit Coffee Co., a classic that’s consistent and reliable regardless of location. Finally, we have Barrio Barista, rated by customers as “a hidden gem,” a local coffeehouse sweeping the city of San Antonio.

What are some of the affordable cafe options in San Antonio?

If you’re looking for the cheapest options based on our list, we definitely recommend checking out Theory Coffee Company, Mila Coffee, and Akhanay Coffee Roasters!

Conclusion

Take this list of the best coffee shops in San Antonio and find your new favorite spot. These cafes vary in aesthetics and menu choices, but leave customers with a great experience.

If you’re looking for more guidebooks in other cities, check out our other pages on Texas Tasty.

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