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
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.
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.
Where to write your novel
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of outlets and internet connection
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.
Clear Light Coffee Co., Multiple locations | Its latest location opened in the Castle Hills neighborhood and has expanded seating and chill vibes.
Vice Versa Coffee & Music, 123 Heiman St. | Stay awhile at this downtown retreat with live vinyl records playing and espresso. Be sure to visit during one of its Poetre Nights.
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.