Call it what you will: coffee, java, a cup of joe — it’s the hot brown liquid that makes the world go ’round. As with most big cities, San Antonio’s cafes have drinks or details that make them unique.

As the area’s coffee landscape grows more varied, the San Antonio Report is launching a curated coffee map. Created by our newsroom’s self-proclaimed coffee shop connoisseur, reporter Lindsey Carnett, this feature will bring you regular updates on all the latest kinds of grinds in San Antonio.

For the past year, Carnett has visited more than 40 coffee shops in the San Antonio area from Southtown to New Braunfels, from SeaWorld to St. Hedwig. We’ll update the map as she visits more spots. As she samples coffee shop offerings like Pan & Coffee’s Concha Latte and Southbound Coffee’s Dirty Horchata, Carnett aims to visit every neighborhood of the 210 to bring you the buzz.

Carnett chose a 5-star ranking system, grading each shop’s atmosphere, staff friendliness, food (if applicable) and of course, its coffee. Some standouts that have already caught her attention and earned a top rating include Press Coffee, What’s Brewing?, Poetic Republic Coffee Co. and Brown Southtown.

Click the locations marked on the map to read more about San Antonio’s best caffeine purveyors, and see how we ranked them. Got a coffee stop suggestion for us? Comment below or email Lindsey Carnett at

San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.