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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mildfire Coffee Roasters Multiple locations, mildfirecoffee.com
Colorful coffee joint Mildfire serves up brews made from fresh beans roasted on-site.
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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.
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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 Wandern 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.