Category Archives: Cool Coffee Stops

Go Local!

Local Coffee in San Antonio started because the city needed an “obsessively good coffee shop.” Now, Local Coffee has expanded to six locations in San Antonio, with another in Austin, plus their own roasting facility, Merit Roasting Co.

To keep you cool, caffeinated, and fed this summer, we recommend the smooth Nitro Cold Brew paired with a pop tart brought in from Bakery Lorraine. It’s sure to hit the spot!

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Cats, Coffee, Cartoons, OH MY!

New to Downtown Houston, El Gato Coffeehouse is Houston’s first “cat café”. Partnered with local no-kill animal shelter, Friends for Life, El Gato provides a comfortable, social environment for adoptable cats while also providing food and beverage options to those who visit this unique Houston hangout.

Not only can you eat local, tasty treats and play with the furry felines, but you can also watch “Caturday” morning cartoons, relax with yoga and cats, catch a Friday “Meowvie” night, and have a crafternoon making art and cat toys. If you are not a cat person, there is plenty of outdoor seating on their large patio where you can still enjoy your freshly made coffee and plentiful food options from local food trucks on property.

Whether you are looking to adopt your next furrever friend or just grab a cup of joe, you are helping to support a great cause all while having a good time doing something different. For more information on El Gato, upcoming events, and adoption options, visit their website at elgatocoffeehouse.com.

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Alpha’s Courtney S. enjoyed cat yoga with a new friend!

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Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

Located in the State-Thomas historic district of Dallas, Crooked Tree Coffeehouse has now reopened after renovations. The eclectic home setting is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or pastry. Crooked tree values economic responsibility – that’s why they use locally grown coffee and bring in food from local bakeries and restaurants from around Dallas.

For hours and more information, visit their website:  http://www.crookedtreecoffeehouse.com/.

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I’m a Slowpoke.

Sales staff cannot live at anything less than the speed of light, but occasionally there is a need to slow down.  Alpha’s Jeff Wilt and Sean Bowman have been known to break bread at Slowpokes, and it is a real treat as “locally sourced” is a keystone of the establishment. The coffee is wonderful as well – fresh, strong, and sufficient caffeine to get both of them up to warp speed again.

Check out their menu at http://www.slowpokeshtx.com/.

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Kombucha Anyone?

Looking for a new place for your morning caffeine fix or kombucha? Try Mudsmith in Oak Lawn! Serving Avoca coffee, and with kombucha on tap, Mudsmith is the perfect place to start your day. Heading there on the weekend? Bring your four-legged friends with you to enjoy their pet-friendly patio! For more information, check out http://mudsmithcoffee.com/.

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George Coffee + Provisions – Coppell, TX

Alpha TestingNeed a good spot for a group meeting? You might want to try George Coffee + Provisions in Coppell. This coffee shop sits in Old Town Coppell among new row houses, restaurants, and a park. What makes GCP unique is the structure itself – the coffee shop is built inside a large, white house. The Carriage House pairs coffee with community, offering its patrons with ample seating inside, a library, and an outdoor courtyard. The library can be reserved up to four hours and can seat 10 around a large farm table. Good coffee AND a private library to meet in? That’s a win.

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Peridot Coffee – Dallas, TX

Alpha TestingCoffee doesn’t always have to come from the break room. If you want to add some pizazz to your morning fuel, try Peridot Coffee, located right across the street from our Dallas office – doesn’t get much closer than that! Peridot boasts a similar menu to Brand S and serves up all the coffee, espresso, and tea you could want. Try the green tea flat, a three-layered drink that combines matcha green tea, espresso, and steamed milk (the latte and café mocha also get two thumbs up). Try some on the go the next trip to the office!

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