February 02, 2018

18 Essential Coffee Spots in San Antonio, and Why You Should Drink at Them

Whether you're looking for coffee on the go, java mocktails, or a late-night brew, this list has coffee to suit your every mood. Stop into one of these places today before heading back to the daily grind.
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Drink This: Horchata iced coffee
At Mila, Marco Antonio Lastra services the Midtown area and the cycling crowd with Tweed Coffee out of Dallas. Try a splash of horchata made using Mexican vanilla.
Photo via Instagram / milacoffeesa
Drink This: Horchata iced coffee
At Mila, Marco Antonio Lastra services the Midtown area and the cycling crowd with Tweed Coffee out of Dallas. Try a splash of horchata made using Mexican vanilla.
Photo via Instagram / milacoffeesa
Take in the Latte Artists
Local Coffee at the Pearl
302 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 118, (210) 248-9133, localcoffee.com
Photo via Instagram / thepowerfulplay
Take in the Latte Artists

Local Coffee at the Pearl

302 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 118, (210) 248-9133, localcoffee.com
Photo via Instagram / thepowerfulplay
Drink This: Latte (obviously)
Whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food obviously hasn’t seen the latte art at Local Coffee. Make Local Coffee your stop for an afternoon pick-me-up after enjoying some shopping and playing at the Pearl. You can get your art and caffeine fix by ordering a smooth, frothy latte. There’s no telling what kind of latte art skills your barista — likely a contender for the monthly Thursday Night Throwdowns — is going to whip out. Don’t forget to get a couple of pics before sipping on this cup of coffee to capture the magic of a perfectly poured tulip, rosette or fern.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Drink This: Latte (obviously)
Whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food obviously hasn’t seen the latte art at Local Coffee. Make Local Coffee your stop for an afternoon pick-me-up after enjoying some shopping and playing at the Pearl. You can get your art and caffeine fix by ordering a smooth, frothy latte. There’s no telling what kind of latte art skills your barista — likely a contender for the monthly Thursday Night Throwdowns — is going to whip out. Don’t forget to get a couple of pics before sipping on this cup of coffee to capture the magic of a perfectly poured tulip, rosette or fern.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Catch Up with a Friend on a Comfy Couch
Olmos Perk
5223 McCullough Ave., (210) 492-1104
Photo via Instagram / olmosperk
Catch Up with a Friend on a Comfy Couch

Olmos Perk

5223 McCullough Ave., (210) 492-1104
Photo via Instagram / olmosperk
Drink This: Cappuccino
There’s a lot to love at this Olmos Park coffee shop. The quintessential neighborhood coffee shop, it’s got something for everyone from private working spaces to friendly staff to a living room decor that’s the perfect environment to sit down with a friend and catch up on life. If you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, you can order one of their breakfast or lunch items and stay a while, or just enjoy a delicious cappuccino to sip on.
Photo via Instagram / olmosperkcoffee
Drink This: Cappuccino
There’s a lot to love at this Olmos Park coffee shop. The quintessential neighborhood coffee shop, it’s got something for everyone from private working spaces to friendly staff to a living room decor that’s the perfect environment to sit down with a friend and catch up on life. If you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, you can order one of their breakfast or lunch items and stay a while, or just enjoy a delicious cappuccino to sip on.
Photo via Instagram / olmosperkcoffee
Take In Poetry and Chisme
Barrio Barista
3735 Culebra Road, (210) 519-5403, barriobarista.coffee
Photo via Instagram / barriobarista
Take In Poetry and Chisme

Barrio Barista

3735 Culebra Road, (210) 519-5403, barriobarista.coffee
Photo via Instagram / barriobarista
Drink This: Iced horchata latte
Though currently closed for renovations (you’ll have to get your barbacoa grilled cheese fix at Sabina’s Coffee House in the meantime), Barrio Barista is home to chill digs and coffee by local roasters What’s Brewing. Stop in for spoken word when the shop reopens after February 14.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Drink This: Iced horchata latte
Though currently closed for renovations (you’ll have to get your barbacoa grilled cheese fix at Sabina’s Coffee House in the meantime), Barrio Barista is home to chill digs and coffee by local roasters What’s Brewing. Stop in for spoken word when the shop reopens after February 14.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
For Coffee on the Go
Mila Coffee
2202 Broadway, (210) 929-3678, facebook.com
Photo via Instagram / milacoffeesa
For Coffee on the Go

Mila Coffee

2202 Broadway, (210) 929-3678, facebook.com
Photo via Instagram / milacoffeesa
Hill Country Caffeine
Wander’n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery
523 8th St., Comfort, (210) 802-9403, wanderncalf.com
Photo via Instagram / wanderncalfcoffee
Hill Country Caffeine

Wander’n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery

523 8th St., Comfort, (210) 802-9403, wanderncalf.com
Photo via Instagram / wanderncalfcoffee
Drink This: Cuban
A jaunt to the Hill Country doesn’t mean you’re SOL when it comes to quality coffee. Housed inside the 8th Street Market, Wander’n Calf should be your go-to for pour overs, lattes and more. And their private labels beans, available in 8-ounce and 1-pound bags, are roasted in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / wanderncalfcoffee
Drink This: Cuban
A jaunt to the Hill Country doesn’t mean you’re SOL when it comes to quality coffee. Housed inside the 8th Street Market, Wander’n Calf should be your go-to for pour overs, lattes and more. And their private labels beans, available in 8-ounce and 1-pound bags, are roasted in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / wanderncalfcoffee