When it comes to coffee, the Twenty Something SA team does not mess around. Whether it’s morning, afternoon or evening, the perfect cup of caffeine perks us right up. San Antonio has a plethora of coffee shops throughout the entire city, but what about food? And we’re not talking about some coffee cake on the side. Jacqueline and I went all around the city searching for five coffee shops with killer food and the results are in.
The northwest side of San Antonio doesn’t have many local coffee shops, but Cuppencake is filling the void for an entire community. Cuppencake, located in Dominion Ridge off I-10 West, prides itself as being an espresso bar and bakery lounge. An exposed kitchen allows you to gaze through the window at the Cuppencake team baking cheesecakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, signature cakes and more.
Along with delicious pastries, Cuppencake serves breakfast and lunch until 5 p.m. Some of our favorite menu items include the pasta salad, the Hawaiian sandwich (pictured above), and the Albacore tuna salad composed of Albacore tuna, celery, fresh dill, capers, and house pickled red onions dressed in lemon juice with a little Dijon mustard.
Joseph E. Coffee, located at 1111 S. St Mary’s St., opened in 2015 and answered the call of all cereal lovers. Whether you’re looking for a bowl of Apple Jacks to a more extravagant bowl of cereal, head over to Joseph E. What is an extravagant bowl of cereal you may ask? The photo above beautifully depicts the Southtown, a bowl overflowing with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, French Toast Crunch, bananas, vanilla almond milk and a maple drizzle.
St. Mary’s Street really knows how to make itself a destination for coffee lovers! Our next favorite coffee shop takes us to 3428 N. St. Mary’s St. Fairview Coffee Bar and Grub features an amazing menu ranging from vegan donuts to vanilla bean waffles. The vanilla bean waffles come in three ways – with Nutella and bananas, cranberry compote with honey pecan butter, and the classic butter and syrup. Fairview also serves up buttermilk square biscuits with butter and preserves, chorizo, or cheddar biscuits with garlic goat chèvre and tomato jam. The local coffee and grub stop also sells donuts from Cake Thieves Bakery, a local bakery who specializes in vegan donuts.
If you attend the University of the Incarnate Word, chances are high that you frequent CommonWealth Coffee House and Bakery located across the street at 118 Davis Ct. CommonWealth’s French inspired cuisine features scrumptious sandwiches, like the tarragon salad croissant composed of homemade chicken salad and a bed of greens inside a handmade croissant. Other menu items include tomato mozzarella sandwiches and tomato basil soup. Oh, and you can have your favorite coffee beverage served in a cat mug! We love cats, and cat mugs.
Since Rosella opened at 203 E. Jones Ave., it’s been attracting hundreds of people because of one item – its avocado toast. Other menu items include veggie sandwiches, hummus platters, cheese plates and grilled cheese. Breakfast is served until noon Monday through Friday and until 2 p.m. on the weekends. The egg cloud sandwich with prosciutto, cheddar, egg, tarragon aioli and arugula is a Twenty Something favorite. Rosella’s chill vibe with exposed brick walls and unique lighting makes it an ideal coffee shop for business meetings and getting some homework done. An upstairs area provides customers with privacy and lots of extra space.
What’s your favorite coffee shop in San Antonio? We’re always looking for more places to spend our mornings and afternoons!