1. Rosella Coffee
203 E. Jones Ave., Suite 101
While choosing the best coffee shop in San Antonio, we took into consideration all the roles a java joint should fulfill besides just a tasty caffeine jolt — a place for meetings, for music and art as well as to break up with someone. In a setting of exposed brick, Rosella Coffee provides the 360-degree role of the coffee spot. On weekdays, the place buzzes with laptop work, brainstorm meetings and social media distraction. On the weekend, singer-songwriters and bands post up in front of the tall glass wall for ad hoc folk and rock 'n' roll. And with multiple exits and a variety of beer and wine, it's a strong choice for a public breakup spot if things get ugly. In the past few years, an excellent coffee scene has emerged in San Antonio, with strong brews from Local, Press, Olmos Perk and Brown Coffee Company (recently heralded by Alton Brown on Instagram as "the best cup of coffee I've ever had IN MY LIFE!"). But with 16 red wines, 15 whites and beers from 13 Texas breweries, Rosella works at an advantage with the dual threat of caffeine and alcohol. And from the light, universally lauded avocado toast to full sandwiches, it's hard to stick with just a cup of the Rosella house blend.
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