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25 San Antonio Diners and Cafes You Should Be Spending More Time At 

If you're looking for a no-frills kind of place where you'll always find a comforting meal, look no further. Here are 25 of our favorite diners and cafes in San Antonio.
Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe 6322 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 822-0761
Get back to basics with delicious and soul-warming food at Twin Sisters.
Photo via Instagram, kimternan
Blanco Cafe
multiple locations, blancocafe.net
Home to some of the best enchiladas in the city, Blanco Cafe is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. If you've never stopped into this San Antonio diner, be sure to make a trip soon.
Photo via Instagram, anniecatherine
Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe
918 N. Main, (210) 951-2802, luluscafeinsa.com
Home of the famous 3-pound cinnamon roll, Lulu’s has been serving up sizeable portions for years. If you’re looking for a hearty square meal at a nice price, Lulu’s is the diner for you.
Photo via Instagram, hangrymarz
Maria’s Cafe
1105 Nogalitos St., (210) 227-700 In need of a hug but in the form of warm, delicious food? Maria's will make all your problems ago away.
Photo via Instagram, luna8190
Abel’s Diner
17327 N Interstate Hwy. 35 Suite 200, Schertz, (210) 651-9606
When you're in need of some comfort food and at a place that feels like home, Abel's Diner has got your back.
Photo via Instagram, i_eat_texas
Oasis Mexican Cafe
210 McCullough Ave., (210) 229-9966
You'll love the environment here almost as much as you'll love the food.
Photo via Instagram, lily.a.paris
410 Diner
8315 Broadway St., (210) 822-6246
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHrC5DeDjDy/?taken-at=1112814 Do you ever want to feel like you’re in a Norman Rockwell painting? Well, this retro 1950’s-style restaurant can make that happen. At 410 Diner, you can enjoy a wide variety of classic American dishes, all while taking in the rich historic atmosphere.
Photo via Instagram, ashleybrookejames
Earl Abel’s Restaurant
1201 Austin Hwy., (210) 822-3358
Earl Abel’s Restaurant has a long history of serving delicious home-style meals to San Antonio locals. Although the atmosphere of this vintage diner may feel like a blast from the past, its food is just as tasty as it was in the good ol’ days.
Photo via Instagram, bengreene
La Villita Cafe
418 Villita St., (210) 223-4700, lavillitacafe.com
Find yourself at home with these tacos at La Villita Cafe.
Photo via Instagram, aivisaur
Jim’s
Multiple locations, jimsrestaurants.com
You already know that you love this place, but are you spending enough time at your neighborhood Jim's? Trick question: you can always spend enough time here.
Photo via Instagram, onlyoncaturdays
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Olmos Pharmacy
3902 McCullough Ave., (210) 822-1188
If you’re looking for a quick fix to an empty stomach, Olmos Pharmacy has what you need. This classic American eatery serves up diner favorites with a side of poetry and live music.
Photo via Instagram, j.p.mcd
Courtyard Cafe
7600 Eckhert Rd., (210) 370-3779
Check out this low-key breakfast and lunch spot for some delicious pancakes, burgers and just about ever other diner food you love.
Photo via Instagram, lil.tru.dragon
Mad Hatter's Tea House Cafe
320 Beauregard St., (210) 212-4832 On the menu you'll find migas, pancakes, mimosas, coffee, mimoas, sandwiches, mimosas, omlettes and, oh yeah, mimosas.
Photo via Instagram, angelvintagefinds
The Hut Diner
1610 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 649-8574
If it seems like all of the best diners are on Fredericksburg Road, you're not wrong. Be sure to add The Hut to your list.
Photo via Instagram, josemontelongo1
De Wese's Tip Top Cafe
2814 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 732-0191 Find a local who doesn't love De Wese's Tip Top Cafe and your next dinner there is on us. Ok, not really, but you get the picture. This place is a solid choice for any time of the day.
Photo via Instagram, shazza_cal
Candy’s Old Fashion
115 S Flores St., (210) 222-9659, candysburgers.com
This subtle hideaway is a gentle reminder of days-gone-by with its vintage memorabilia and home-style grub. However, you don’t have to go far to get the Candy’s experience; their delivery system will bring the eats to you.
Photo via Instagram, eriko.fj
Luther’s Cafe
1503 N Main Ave., (210) 223-7727
A decades-old eatery that offers an extensive fare ranging from hamburgers and chili-topped Irish to steak and specialty salads, this Main Ave. eatery will always have a place in our hearts.
Photo via Instagram, hungryinsanantonio
Mama's Cafe
2442 Nacogdoches Rd., (210) 826-8303 Often overshadowed by the size of the chicken fried steak plate at Lulu’s or the novelty of stopping by MK Davis for the classic dish, the chicken fried steak at Mama’s Cafe never quite gets the credit it truly deserves. Though you could find the Southern dish in several San Antonio eateries, Mama’s Cafe takes the cake for preparing a plate of chicken fried steak that tastes like it was made right at home. The beer-battered steak is served up with cream gravy, two sides of your choice (go for the macaroni and fried okra) and comes in half orders or full orders for sharing — or not.
Photo via Instagram, mykul303
M.K. Davis
1302 N. Flores St., (210) 223-1208
Where the food is always hot and the tables always packed, you can count on M.K. to always pull through.
Photo via Instagram, joy_ride78
Mary Ann’s Pig Stand
1508 Broadway St., (210) 222-9923
If you like homestyle eats and curly pink tails, then Mary Ann’s Pig Stand will have you rolling. This pig-themed coffee shop is the perfect place to grab a tasty bite with a friend, and share a scrumptious banana-split after.
Photo via Instagram, andywellis
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Cafe Martinez
7302 Louis Pasteur Dr. Suite 101, (210) 231-0095
At Cafe Martinez off Louis Pasteur, the 2,000-square-foot space is chic and airy and features plenty of bar and table seating along with a living room space with mid-century modern furnishings.
Photo via Instagram, candice_d_t
Taco Taco Cafe
145 E. Hildebrand Ave., (210) 822-9533
Clearly a reliable spot where you can always find, you guessed it: tacos.
Photo via Instagram, _staddon
The Station Cafe
108 King William St., (210) 444-2200
Plenty of sandwiches and beer to keep you full and happy at The Station Cafe.
Photo via Instagram, allimcbutter
Rosita's Cafe
1335 S General McMullen Drive, (210) 431-8910
A trip to Rosita's Cafe can make even the worst of problems go away.
photo via Instagram, therealbigkone
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Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe 6322 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 822-0761
Get back to basics with delicious and soul-warming food at Twin Sisters.
Photo via Instagram, kimternan
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