Where to Stay Caffeinated During SASW

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San Antonio Startup Week is back, and I’m so excited for 2 weeks of programming with local leaders, industry leading thought experts, and entrepreneurs from a range of industries! If you’re like me, coffee is a part of your daily routine. Have no fear, caffeine is just a short walk (or drive away) from the SASW venue (107 N. Flores St.). Our local baristas will keep you energized & equipped for all your favorite sessions!

For some coffee walking distance from the venue:

Where to Stay Caffeinated During SASW - 2023

Royal Blue Grocery 

Address: 122 E Houston St #101, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hours: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily

A modern, urban grocery store on Houston Street. It has everything from ready to eat lunch items, protein bars, sour candies, and kombucha. There is a full espresso bar that serves Stumptown Coffee Beans. I would recommend an iced latte. 


Address: 300 E. Houston St., #105, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hours: 7 a.m. 2 p.m. daily

A walk down Houston block will lead you to Revolucion. The iced Revolución Latte infused with lavender honey is a fan favorite. If you’re hungry, snag some breakfast Rancheras tacos.

Commonwealth at the Weston Centre

Address: 112 E Pecan St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m Monday-Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday)

Both professional and homey, Commonwealth at the Weston Centre is a great shop for picking up a quick drip coffee. If you need an escape to recharge, this is perfect thanks to their quiet atmosphere. 

La Panadería 

Address: 301 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily

Caution, this is a favorite by both locals and tourists so if you don’t like lines, avoid the lunch hour and hit this place early for a cup of drip coffee and some Mexican sweet bread.

Coffee on the way to the venue:

Where to Stay Caffeinated During SASW - 2023

Shine Coffee

Hours: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m Tuesday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Closed Monday 

Address: 927 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

A new coffee trailer right along the St. Mary’s Strip. The owner/barista will be sure you get your shine on for the day – true hospitality and great espresso from Onyx Coffee Lab. 

Where to Stay Caffeinated During SASW - 2023

Gravves Coffee

Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Closed Monday

Address: 410 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Spooky drinks can be found here right before spooky season! Stop here if you like oat milk lattes and creative flavors. You’ll stand out carrying around their purple colored latte (ube flavor) or orange colored latted (harvest moon made with ceylon tea). 

Espada Coffee
Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Address: 1119 Camden St, San Antonio, TX 78215

A pink coffee cart located in front of Armadillo Boulders. Try the Saint Paul if you’re a cold brew lover like myself. If you’re feeling like a hot drip coffee, this is a solid spot that serves up locally roasted Estate Coffee beans.

Mila Coffee 

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m Saturday-Sunday; Closed Monday

Address: 2202 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215

I love Mila for their consistency day in and day out, as well as their vast alternative milk option. They are also open earlier than most shops, so that’s a win for the early birds. My go-to order here is an iced latte with coconut milk, but if you’re having a sweet tooth go for the Mexican Vanilla latte

Rosella Coffee and Wine Bar

Address: 203 E Jones Ave Suite Unit 01, San Antonio, TX 78215

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (for wine bar – Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.) 

Located just north of the Pearl, a Rosella coffee fix will surely make your day from the lively atmosphere inside the shop. Enjoy a cup of drip coffee made with locally roasted Rosella beans (and pick some up too for purchase to add to your home coffee bean collection). 

Amy Garza Lee runs a local food/travel blog out of San Antonio, TX. She’s a Laredo native who is a Venture for America Fellow, as well as a Notley Fellow. Follow her on instagram for more San Antonio adventures @saycheesehoney

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