San Antonians love their coffee and it shows in all the great cafés around the city. You may not have ever stopped to think about it, but to have great tasting coffee, you have to start with excellent water. The people at SAWS love a good cup of coffee, so it’s this and the other reasons our city is such a great place to live that keeps them focused on providing high-quality water to our city. We’ve rounded up your favorite spots to grab a cup of joe—and even recommend what to order.

CommonWealth Coffeehouse

CommonWealth Coffeehouse
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118 Davis Ct.

“Founded in January of 2014, CommonWealth Coffeehouse offers traditional and artisanal French pastries and savory food in the heart of San Antonio’s growing culinary scene. The charming house on Davis court, nestled right in the historic neighborhood of Mahncke Park across from the University of Incarnate Word, genuinely demonstrates what it means to be a community coffeehouse.” -From their website

Our recommendation: a latte with a pan aux raisins

La Panadería

301 E. Houston St.
8305 Broadway St.

La Panadería, which specializes in making handmade bread and pan dulce inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era, or Epoca de Oro, also draws influence from French, Italian and American breadmaking techniques.” -From their website

Our recommendation: a Mexican hot chocolate and a croncha (a mix between a croissant and a concha)

La Panaderia
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Press Coffee

Press Coffee
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4305 Broadway

“At Press Coffee, we pride ourselves on providing quality coffee and tea products with care and consistency our customers deserve and have come to expect. We work with local suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings. Special thanks to our roasters White Elephant Coffee Co., Caffe Luxxe, Amaya, & Barrett’s.” -From their website

Our recommendation: a macchiato and a bacon quiche

Barrio Barista

3735 Culebra Rd.

“Located in the heart of San Anto’s West Side, Barrio Barista are dedicated to serving our community. A stone’s throw from St. Mary’s University, our coffee house is ideal for studying, meetings, work group studies, or just taking a break with a good cup of coffee.” -From their website

Our recommendation: an iced horchata latte and barbacoa grilled cheese

Barrio Barista
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Theory Coffee Company

Theory Coffee
Photo courtesy of Theory Coffee on Instagram

Travels around San Antonio. Home base: 2347 Nacogdoches Rd. 

Theory Coffee Company is a mobile specialty coffee trailer located in San Antonio, Texas…Theory Coffee serves up an American Traditional approach to specialty coffee preparation, with the utmost care and attention paid to the highest quality in coffee drinks.” -From their website

Our recommendation: a coffee and blueberry muffin