Sip Local

November 17, 2017

Starbucks is definitely convenient and dependable but when you're in the mood to venture out of your Triple Venti Half Sweet Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato bubble you should definitely check out local coffee shops. About a year ago, I looked up a list of all of the local coffee shops in San Antonio (in hopes of producing a massive blog post) and let me tell you, there's more than a handful. I attempted to cross each one off of my list, and I made it through the majority of the coffee shops over the course of multiple weekends. I came out of that adventure over-caffeinated and ready to talk about my top 3.

Photo by Wayfarer Photography

1. Local Coffee
If you want an easy transition from your Starbs routine, give Local Coffee a try. They have 6 different locations across San Antonio and their coffee is amazing. I've only been to a few of their locations but they were all incredible. The atmosphere is super inviting and their decor is Insta-worthy. If that wasn't enough to tempt you, they even have their own coffee beans. They are also a winner in my book because they offer dairy free alternatives, which in my experience has been hard to come by at local coffee shops.

2. Indy Coffee Club
Indy holds a special place in my heart because of their story. Indy Coffee originally started out of a truck and was so popular that they opened up their own shop. It always makes me so happy to go into their shop and literally see their success. Not to mention their coffee is so good. My personal favorite is just their regular house coffee (which comes with a free refill.) They get a lot of student traffic, which makes sense since they are located right down the street from UTSA. The actual interior is so cozy, I love spending time there when it's one of San Antonio's typical dreary rainy weekends.

3. Rosella Coffee
Rosella Coffee is so unique in every aspect. They are located right next to The Luxury (an outside counter-served kitchen and bar near Alamo Heights.) They just opened up a second location, which I have yet to check out. Their original location has two stories and serves coffee, food, beer and wine. Rosella also offers dairy alternatives (winner winner) and has indoor and outdoor seating. Their second story overlooks the first story and has a huge chalkboard that a multitude of customers have contributed their designs and inner thoughts.

Let me know in the comments if you have a local coffee shop that feels like home!

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