Coffee: Rosella Coffee Co. 

click to enlarge Avocado Toast with Cumin, Lime and Flaked Salt
  • Avocado Toast with Cumin, Lime and Flaked Salt

Rosella Coffee Co.
203 E Jones, (210) 277-8574, rosellacoffee.com

Journalists love coffee. Weekend anchor for KSAT Charles Gonzalez loved it so much he decided to open his own java joint this spring. As the newest coffee shop in town, Rosella Coffee Co., designed by the Dado Group, is airy, welcoming and just posh enough to become SA’s latest meeting hub at the corner of Jones and Broadway.

Rosella’s story starts with java. Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company of Austin is the primary coffee carried at Rosella and is available in all forms including regular drip, serious pour over for the diehards and Black & Blue cold brewed (which contains the most caffeine, a rich mouthfeel and is generally less acidic than its hot counterpart). Oh, and you can pick up a bag to go as well.

But while Rosella is known for its coffee options, this brew house offers diners so much more, including a Tim McDiarmid-designed menu that features hearty sandwiches and simple, yet flavorful, breakfast toast combinations (the peanut butter, banana and honey is comforting, while the avocado with lime, flaked salt and just a hint of cumin is a Current favorite). Baked treats via Bakery Lorraine and fresh juices in wee 8-ounce bottles made by Crave Market add to the experience.

And because Gonzalez knows his brothers- and sisters-in-arms well, he also made sure to carry a well-curated wine and beer list to pair with dinner options that surpass any bistro-box lunch available at Starbucks. Pair that charcuterie plate and baked Fontina cheese with a glass or two of Texas brews and vinos while you toil away on your next project.

Ditch the corporation and make way for your newest go-to coffee shop.

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