Power Through Your Morning Meeting

click to enlarge Power meetings call for serious coffee.
Power meetings call for serious coffee.

Time to make some big decisions? Interviewing for a new position? Making calls on big-time projects that'll re-energize San Antonio? It's time for a power meeting. Thankfully, San Anto is currently replete with coffee shops for the "get shit done" set. Here are a few of our go-to joints for sealing any deal.

Rosella Coffee Co. (203 E. Jones Ave., 210-277-8574) is easily one of the top-rated, hippest coffee bars in the city of San Antone. Featuring high ceilings, a spacious two-story interior and industrial décor, Rosella provides the perfect ambiance for your next meeting and/or study-session. During one of those rare, clement weather days in Texas, Rosella also has outdoor patio seating for a serene spring coffee venture. Bottomless coffee with a purchase of a large order, free Wi-Fi, a communal water station, craft beer AND avocado toast — what's not to love?

Imagine your ideal morning. If it happens to include sipping coffee and watching the sunrise, Paramour Coffee Bar (102 9th St., 210-340-9880) is your go-to. The establishment is the only rooftop bar in Downtown, and as of December 2015, Paramour now offers a supreme coffee program. Their installment features beans from local roasters such as Heart Coffee Roasters, PT's Coffee Roasting Company and a recent addition, Sightglass Coffee. So order a honey lavender latte, take a load off on one of Paramour's comfy couches and enjoy the view.

For all you Southtowners who love pour over coffee and Bakery Lorraine pastries, Halcyon Southtown (1414 S. Alamo St., Suite 101, 210-277-7045) is a must for your Monday morning — or any morning — meeting. From their "Guest Roasters of the Month" and free wifi, to the animal crackers they serve with all hot beverages, Halcyon is guaranteed to suit your power-business needs and brighten your day in the process.

Whether you're taking a stroll through the historic Pearl, bike shopping along Broadway or venturing up to the North Side, there's a Local Coffee (multiple locations, localcoffeesa.com) location near you, serving up best-in-SA cortados and house-made vanilla syrup. Local Coffee originated in the Alamo City and features a variety of fine beans, roasted at Merit Roasting Co. in Southtown. Stop by for the complimentary Wi-Fi or a Bakery Lorraine pastry; you're bound to get shit done.

After 10 years of roasting within the City of San Antonio, The Brown Coffee Company (multiple locations, browncoffeeco.com) has established itself as the premier provider of serious coffee and espresso beverages. Owner Aaron Blanco and his staff take dedication to fine coffee beans to the next level. With two locations in the 210 area (off Kings Hwy. and Broadway), a Slayer espresso machine and beans from all over the world, Brown is the place for coffee lovers and coffee fanatics alike to convene.

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