5 Best Local Coffee Shops in San Antonio


Looking for a new spot for your morning coffee? The coffee scene in San Antonio is booming with cozy cafes, swanky coffee bars, and pop-up coffee trucks. Ditch the Starbucks and get your caffeine fix at one of these fantastic local coffee shops in San Antonio.

1. Merit Coffee

Merit Coffee is a powerhouse of San Antonio’s coffee scene. This local roastery sources and produces thousands of pounds of high-quality coffee for use at its five cafes around town. Branded initially as Local Coffee, each of Merit Coffee’s shops reflect their neighborhood vibes. At the Stone Oak location, an industrial-chic style sets the tone for relaxing with friends. Try the house coffee for a taste of San Antonio’s staple cup of Joe. Merit also has locations at Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, Medical Center, and Leon Springs.

2. Black Rifle Coffee Co.

Veteran-owned Black Rifle Coffee fits perfectly in Military City, USA. The newcomer to the San Antonio coffee scene has gained a fervent following for its unapologetic love of America and support for veterans, law enforcement, and first responders. Black Rifle offers more than 15 coffee blends as well as a full espresso bar and nitro picks. The mocha cold brew is a fan favorite, perfect if you’re on the go or just browsing the well-stocked merch. Black Rifle is located at 180 W Bitters Road in San Antonio and also has a Boerne location.

3. Revolucion Coffee + Juice

Looking for 100% vegetarian coffee? Revolucion Coffee + Juice offers plant-forward coffee and cold-pressed juices for a healthy kick start to your day. The menu also features a delicious array of vegan eats, including acai bowls, poke, and breakfast tacos. Cool down on a warm afternoon with an iced oat milk latte, or treat yourself to a delicious honey lavender latte. The open layout and quiet atmosphere are also perfect for getting some work done. Revolucion Coffee + Juice is located at 7959 Broadway #500 at Alamo Heights and has a second location in downtown San Antonio.

4. Theory Coffee Co.

This specialty mobile coffee truck has locals stalking its next move. Theory Coffee pours up some of the highest quality espressos in town. The menu is small and limited to classic pours, but these folks have perfected their offerings and leave you dreaming about their coffee. On the weekends, the truck offers pastries, including cookies, scones, and homemade pop tarts from The Bread Box. But the real stars are the doughnuts, with unique flavors like chocolate chip cookie dough and lemon blueberry. Theory Coffee is located at 2347 Nacogdoches Rd.

5. What’s Brewing Coffee Roasters

Find everything from high-quality beans and specialty blends to vintage pinball machines and board games at¬†What’s Brewing Coffee Roasters. The large selection of beans and roasts cater to real coffee fanatics who know the exact coffee style they prefer. But if you need a recommendation, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is at hand to help you pick your perfect style. And if you’re in the mood for something sweet, you’ll love the selection of flavored coffees like Southern Pecan, Chocolate Fudge, and Chocolate Mint. What’s Brewing is located at 138 West Rhapsody near north Castle Hills.

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