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Where to find the best coffee in San Antonio

If you don’t have coffee already in hand, consider this your sign to grab some.

Person telling their order to the barista in an open coffee shop space surrounded by floral wallpaper and bright + pastel colors.

Try the London Fog Tea Latte with lavender and horchata from Early Bird Coffee, you won’t regret it.

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For richer or pour over, San Antonio’s coffee shops are what keep us going in the morning. Our City ranks among the top coffee cities in America thanks to factors like cafes per capita and the price of beans.

The Alamo City has no shortage of masterful baristas, aromatic roasts, and foamy lattes. But if you’re having trouble deciding on a spot, gather some brews clues with our guide to some of the best coffee shops in San Antonio.

In-house roasted beans

What's Brewing Coffee Company?

Pick up a latte from What’s Brewing Coffee Company and stay for its arcade machines.

Shotgun House Coffee Roasters, 1333 Buena Vista St. | This warehouse roastery serves up more than espresso, you can catch a selection of beer and wine as well.

Merit Coffee, Various locations | Often showcasing a different coffee roast, Merit has a wide selection of caffeinated delights.

What’s Brewing, Multiple locations | Visit its roastery and cafe for smooth lattes and nostaligic pinball machines. Pro tip: Pinball is only 25¢.

Estate Coffee Co., 1320 E. Houston St. | This roaster hosts pop-up events throughout the year and if you’re visiting during the fall season, make sure to try its chocolate chip pumpkin muffin with your latte.

On-the-go joe


Wake up and smell the flowers with One Another Coffee.

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Aftersome Coffee, 11530 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
Allyson LeBleu and Ali Corbitt are serving up one-of-a-kind drinks out of their moblie coffee trailer including The Shawty with salted caramel + pistachio and the Baristas Choice for a surprise drink.

Breton Organic Coffee Bar, 6422 Babcock Rd.
Nestled on the northwest side of San Antonio is this organic coffee truck that’s serving up Frappe Taro + Honey Lavender, Organic Hibiscus Chia Ice Tea, cakes, and empanadas.

Cafe La Lele, 6505 Grissom Rd.
Enjoy the sun on your skin while sipping an Iced Honeycomb Banana Latte from San Antonio’s newest coffee trailer in Leon Valley.

Sunshine Brew, 5615 Lone Star Pkwy. | Who doesn’t love a drink with a tiny umbrella? Make yourself feel like you’re on a tropical vacation with the Island Time cold brew.

Eight Ball Coffee, 1302 S. Saint Mary’s St. | This coffee trailer serves up espresso drinks with various types of milk like whole, hemp, and oat.

One Another Coffee, 95 Brees Blvd. | One of the latest coffee trailers to step onto the coffee scene, it offers espresso, tea, sparkling beverages and unique specials of the day.

Summer Moon, Various locations | Their iced Mocha Moon espresso drink cannot be beat.

Southbound Coffee, 246 E. Cevallos | Good things come in pink trailers, we think that’s how the saying goes, right? Stop by this cute coffee station for your espresso needs.

Corner Coffee and More, 2720 Pleasanton Rd. | Start your morning at this Southside gem serving coffee with a San Antonio twist. Try this: La Canela loca is served with two shots of espresso, cinnamon topping, vanilla flavor + your choice of milk.

Always Coffee, 12995 Potranco Rd. | Who doesn’t love a cute pink-aesthetic coffee trailer and seating area? This coffee truck serves espresso beans from Philos Cafe y Mas.

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Early Bird Coffee Roasters

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Revolución Coffee, 5846 Worth Pkwy. Suite 109
Grab a coffee, cold pressed juice, an açaí bowl, and other healthy eating options at this coffee spot in The RIM. Then make your way up to its rooftop to take in the view of the north side of San Antonio.

Early Bird Coffee Roasters, 11745 I-10 Ste. 527 | Often the digital nomad working space of City Editor Nicholas, he recommends the iced horchata latte with mocha.

PRESS Coffee Co., Muliple locations | Whether it’s the green house or their latest location, you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere to recharge. Fun fact: The table stands at the Castle Hills location are made out of old brake rotors.

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City Editor Nicholas’ pro tip is to get to this coffee parlor early to find a cozy seating spot and enjoy one of its sandwiches.

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The Newstand, 1900 Broadway Suite 106 | Nestled in the Jefferson Bank building lies the most natural-lit coffee shop to keep you energized + focused while writing your next (or first) bestseller.

Local Coffee Founders, 302 Pearl Pkwy. | Tucked away in the Historic Pearl, you’ll find a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Laika Cheesecakes & Espresso, Multiple locations | What better pairing with espresso than a slice of creamy cheesecake?

Kiki’s Coffee & Spirits, 1100 Broadway | This new coffee spot is dog-friendly inside, and it also makes its own syrups in-house.

Best bites


Grab an omelet, espresso, and mimosa all in one place at Coffee + Culture.

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Coffee + Culture, 13489 Blanco Rd. | An iced coffee and Nutella croissant are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast.

Indy Coffee Club, 7114 UTSA Blvd., Ste. 103 | In addition to your morning cup of Joe, you can also find an exquisite slice of avocado toast.

Gold Coffee, 1913 S. Flores St. | Grab their version of a cosmic brownie while you soak in the nearby art murals.

CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery, Multiple locations | Offering a weekend brunch menu, try ordering a warmed chocolate croissant with your next cup of coffee — you won’t be disappointed.

Kaffeinated Crepes and Coffee, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy Unit 209 | The café specializes in coffee, chocolate, sweet + savory crepes, waffles, and gelato. Try this: Get your hands on its signature chocolate mocha frappe.

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Graaves Coffee

Grab a purple Ube Latte from Gravves Coffee.

Bakery Lorraine, Various locations | Between the espresso and new macaron flavors, this makes the perfect pastry pairing for any morning.

Gravves Coffee, 2106 McCullough Ave. | Dark and brooding, pick up a cup of the Elixir Latte— a purple ube latte.

Dulce Suenos Coffee, 1904 Fredericksburg Rd. | In addition to caffeinated drinks, this spot also serves beer + wine at its jazz nights.

The Spin Coffee and Vinyl

Listen to live-spinning records, enjoy a bowl of cereal or fresh baked pastry, and sip on a latte at The Spin Coffee & Vinyl.

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The Spin Coffee and Vinyl, 3131 Nacogdoches Rd, Suite 101 | One of the Alamo City’s newest spots is a sophomore location from Dallas (hey there, DALtoday). This caffeine joint sells records, lattes, and has a cereal bar.

Clear Light Coffee Co., Multiple locations | Its latest location opened in the Castle Hills neighborhood and has expanded seating and chill vibes.

Thirty Grind, 7803 La Cantera Terrace Suite 8123 | An iced latte served in wine glasses? Take our money.

Specialty drinks

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Sad Hrs Coffee

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Sad Hrs Coffee, 3011 N. St. Mary’s | Pink horchata lattes by day, margaritas by night — catch this vibe at the not-so-early hours of the day. Fun fact: Sad Hrs and Gravves Coffee are sisters.

Bright Coffee, 1705 Blanco Rd. | Part cafe, part studio, this coffee shop serves espresso as well as local art exhibitions on some days.

Shine Coffee Roasters, 1927 N. St. Mary’s St. | This cute and quick coffee truck is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Flower in Flour, 6915 Bandera Rd. | In addition to coffee, juices, and smoothies, this spot infuses its baked goods with CBD.

Coffee Crush, 18010 Bulverde Rd. #109 | Looking for an iced coffee and pastry? Be sure to try its Shakeratos and look out for its seasonal delights like the Cinnamon Apple Pastry.

Metal Cup Coffee, 1512 Fredericksburg Rd. | Located inside the House of Trends vintage store, this coffee stand is serving unique concoctions like the Beetlejuice which consists of pistachio, toffee, and vanilla flavors.

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