January 25, 2016

25 Coffee Shops You Should Visit in San Antonio That Aren’t Starbucks

Do you love those fancy espresso drinks from Starbucks, but also feel compelled to support local businesses? Warm your bones with a hot cappuccino or caffè latte at one of these independent and uniquely inspired coffee shops instead.
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White Elephant Coffee Company
1415 S. Presa St. #107, (210) 465-9478, wecoffeecompany.com  
The latest micro-roaster to hit Southtown comes via Jose Carlos de Colina, a Rio Grande Valley transplant. Pick up the usual latte or a bag of beans for your own brewing pleasure.
Photo via Instagram (peggyjh)
White Elephant Coffee Company
1415 S. Presa St. #107, (210) 465-9478, wecoffeecompany.com
The latest micro-roaster to hit Southtown comes via Jose Carlos de Colina, a Rio Grande Valley transplant. Pick up the usual latte or a bag of beans for your own brewing pleasure.

Photo via Instagram (peggyjh)
Revolucion Coffee + Juice
Multiple locations, revolucionsa.com 
The delightfully floral Honey Lavender Latte is a must for caffeinated visitors to Revolucion, the first and only 100% vegetarian coffee shop in San Antonio. 
Photo via Facebook (Revolucion Coffee + Juice)
Revolucion Coffee + Juice
Multiple locations, revolucionsa.com
The delightfully floral Honey Lavender Latte is a must for caffeinated visitors to Revolucion, the first and only 100% vegetarian coffee shop in San Antonio.

Photo via Facebook (Revolucion Coffee + Juice)
Halcyon Southtown
1414 S Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
A tenant of the trendy Blue Star District, Halcyon is an excellent pick for both daytime relaxation and nighttime recreation. Lovers of boozy coffee concoctions should definitely try out the VooDoo Lady, a potent mix of Kahlua, Bacardi and vanilla chai. 
Photo via Facebook (Halcyon Southtown)
Halcyon Southtown
1414 S Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
A tenant of the trendy Blue Star District, Halcyon is an excellent pick for both daytime relaxation and nighttime recreation. Lovers of boozy coffee concoctions should definitely try out the VooDoo Lady, a potent mix of Kahlua, Bacardi and vanilla chai.

Photo via Facebook (Halcyon Southtown)
Rosella Coffee Company
203 E. Jones Ave. #101, (210) 277-8574, rosellacoffee.com 
Rosella offers its customers amazing service and high quality products. But, be sure to arrive early to the industrial-chic cafe to grab a table upstairs. 
Photo via Facebook (Rosella Coffee Co.)
Rosella Coffee Company
203 E. Jones Ave. #101, (210) 277-8574, rosellacoffee.com
Rosella offers its customers amazing service and high quality products. But, be sure to arrive early to the industrial-chic cafe to grab a table upstairs.

Photo via Facebook (Rosella Coffee Co.)
Mildfire Coffee Roasters
Multiple locations, mildfirecoffee.com
Colorful coffee joint Mildfire serves up brews made from fresh beans roasted on-site. 
Photo via Facebook (Mildfire Coffee Roaster)
Mildfire Coffee Roasters
Multiple locations, mildfirecoffee.com
Colorful coffee joint Mildfire serves up brews made from fresh beans roasted on-site.

Photo via Facebook (Mildfire Coffee Roaster)
Bakery Lorraine
Multiple locations, bakerylorraine.com
A stylish and shady staple in the Historic Pearl Brewery, Bakery Lorraine is an ideal meet-up for a quick lunch with a friend or a quiet, simple coffee date. Run by a husband and wife duo, the craft bakeshop dishes out quality goods that pair perfectly with a warm beverage. 
Photo via Facebook (Bakery Lorraine)
Bakery Lorraine
Multiple locations, bakerylorraine.com
A stylish and shady staple in the Historic Pearl Brewery, Bakery Lorraine is an ideal meet-up for a quick lunch with a friend or a quiet, simple coffee date. Run by a husband and wife duo, the craft bakeshop dishes out quality goods that pair perfectly with a warm beverage.

Photo via Facebook (Bakery Lorraine)
The Wander'n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery
128 W Blanco Rd #9, (830) 331-9156, wanderncalf.com
Owned and operated by the compassionate parents of a special needs child, the Wander’n Calf is staffed by workers with similarly unique needs seeking to learn about business and hospitality. Get exceptional coffee and sweets while also supporting the special needs community. 
Photo via Facebook (The Wander'n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery)
The Wander'n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery
128 W Blanco Rd #9, (830) 331-9156, wanderncalf.com
Owned and operated by the compassionate parents of a special needs child, the Wander’n Calf is staffed by workers with similarly unique needs seeking to learn about business and hospitality. Get exceptional coffee and sweets while also supporting the special needs community.

Photo via Facebook (The Wander'n Calf Espresso Bar & Bakery)
Paramour Coffee Bar
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Enjoy the plush couches and Downtown view found at Paramour while sipping on a decadent specialty drink — such as the curiously named Ménages à Trois — on a sunny afternoon. Expect to find coffee beans from across Texas, pastries and cocktails starting at noon.
Photo via Facebook (Paramour Coffee Bar)
Paramour Coffee Bar
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Enjoy the plush couches and Downtown view found at Paramour while sipping on a decadent specialty drink — such as the curiously named Ménages à Trois — on a sunny afternoon. Expect to find coffee beans from across Texas, pastries and cocktails starting at noon.

Photo via Facebook (Paramour Coffee Bar)
Bird Bakery
5912 Broadway St., (210) 804-2473, birdbakery.com
Bird Bakery, a petite bakeshop located off Broadway, offers up a variety of delicious espresso drinks to accompany the tasty confections behind its well-esteemed reputation. 
Photo via Facebook (Bird Bakery)
Bird Bakery
5912 Broadway St., (210) 804-2473, birdbakery.com
Bird Bakery, a petite bakeshop located off Broadway, offers up a variety of delicious espresso drinks to accompany the tasty confections behind its well-esteemed reputation.

Photo via Facebook (Bird Bakery)
Indy Coffee Co.
7114 UTSA Blvd. #103, (210) 233-9203, indycoffeeco.com
A frequent stop for Spurs player Patty Mills, Indy Coffee Co. is SA's first mobile espresso provider, which now holds a sweet location off UTSA Boulevard. 
Photo via Facebook (Indy Coffee Co.)
Indy Coffee Co.
7114 UTSA Blvd. #103, (210) 233-9203, indycoffeeco.com
A frequent stop for Spurs player Patty Mills, Indy Coffee Co. is SA's first mobile espresso provider, which now holds a sweet location off UTSA Boulevard.

Photo via Facebook (Indy Coffee Co.)