Fuel Up! Your Guide to Great Coffee Shops Around the River Walk

February 3, 2023

Photo by @strandedcoffeeclub

For most, coffee is an essential part of one’s daily routine.

So whether you’re a local or a tourist exploring the River Walk and looking for a cup of java, we have you covered with caffeinated spots within walking distance (or right by) the River Walk. 

Stranded Coffee
1203 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210

Located in Southtown, near the Mission Reach portion of the River Walk, this coffee truck serves a delicious menu of classic Java, seasonal items, and local breakfast eats depending on the day. 

Must-try items on the menu include the classic “Maribel Latte” served with their signature cinnamon vanilla syrup (Cinilla), oat milk, cinnamon dush, and espresso, and the vegan breakfast tacos from local business Plantaqueria

1414 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78210

Halcyon is the perfect spot to grab a coffee in the morning and a cocktail at night. Open seven days a week at the Bluestar Arts Complex, they serve up a “Latte and Cocktail of the week” and a themed coffee flight that is a must-try. 

BONUS: Check out the food menu that includes grilled paninis, salads, appetizers or tableside S’mores.

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Local Coffee
302 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78215

Local Coffee is located right in the heart of the Historic Pearl and is one of the buzziest coffee shops in the Alamo City. They boast plenty of beautiful outdoor seating with Wi-Fi just in case you visit for work. But what makes this spot so unique is they make most of their syrups in-house and locally source their milk, pastries, and ice cream!

136 E Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215

A true hidden gem at Historic Pearl, Larder is a quieter and smaller cafe located inside Hotel Emma. You can find a classic (and delicious) java menu and market, where they serve gourmet eats and drinks.

BONUS: Grab your coffee to go and walk the Museum Reach portion of the River Walk.

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South Alamode
1420 S Alamo St #102
San Antonio, TX 78210

This spot is also located in Southtown right next to the Mission Reach making it super accessible to the River Walk. While they are known for their homemade gelato and paninis, the affogato with espresso is a must-try!

310 Riverside Dr
San Antonio, TX 78210

Tandem is the perfect stop while walking or biking the Mission Reach. Everything is made from scratch using high-end, local ingredients, and they also have a great selection of local beer and food.