TOP COFFEE HOUSES ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Do you love coffee? Check out these South Padre Island coffee shops/houses.
Chuck loves coffee and really great coffee. South Padres Island has some great coffee gems. This list isn’t in any order but Chuck certainly had his favorites. Yummi’s Bistro, Cafe Karma, and Causeway Cafe & Bar make the top three!
5200 Padre Blvd #101, South Padre Island, TX 78597
This was the first coffee house we went to on South Padre Island. Both Kaysie (our youngest daughter) and Chuck are coffee fanatics, they always want to go get coffee somewhere. So after a few days of Kaysie staying with us in the camper, we finally went to Cafe Karma. Immediately after walking in we had a good feeling. I’m not much of a coffee person, but the energy this place was giving off was really good.
This coffee house wasn’t like all the others though, it mixed your coffee with ice cream (if you wanted), while also serving ice cream and coffee separately. Chuck had the Affogato, Kaysie had a Karmaccino and I had the sea salt caramel ice cream It was delicious! Every one of us wanted to go back again after we had it.
700 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
What a great place to get coffee and food. The place was packed when we got there, and everyone seemed to be enjoying their food. Chuck ordered the Spanish Macchiato and swears that it is the best cup of coffee he has ever had (without ice cream) because it had such a good flavor.
We did get a chance to eat here three times while we lived on South Padre Island for two months and the food was fantastic every time. It is definitely a must if you are planning a trip to South Padre Island.
CAUSEWAY CAFE & BAR
418 E Queen Isabella Blvd, Port Isabel, TX 78578
This isn’t on South Padre, but it is right across the Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge in Port Isabel and is definitely worth mentioning. Not only did they have amazing coffee, they also had really good food. It is a great environment any time of the day and has live music many evenings during the week. This is a place you could easily spend a few hours in and still not want to leave. We had really good experiences every time we were here.
OTHER COFFEE SHOPS ON SOUTH PADRE
We didn’t go to any of these, but here are some more for you to check out if you are interested in trying other coffee houses.
5009 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
5800 Padre Blvd #201, South Padre Island, TX 78597
The Grapevine Cafe & Coffee House
100 Swordfish St, South Padre Island, TX 78597
You may ask, what is the difference between a coffeehouse and a coffee shop?
Now, correct me if I’m wrong but this is my understanding of the differences between a coffeehouse and a coffee shop.
A coffeehouse is a place that sells specialty coffee, espresso drinks, teas, smoothies, different pastries, and other food items. Typically your setting is warm and inviting. A great place to gather and lounge with friends to study, read, work, have a date, and/or just socialize while drinking coffee. You may find board games and/or interesting art. Many times coffeehouses offer live music and/or poetry.
A coffee shop is a place that typically sells food and coffee. Many times the coffee is drip coffee. The focus of a coffee shop is more based on the food items on the menu. They may have an espresso machine but again the focus isn’t on the coffee. Similar to a diner a coffee shop may offer free refills on coffee.
When exploring new coffee shops we always like to look at the google reviews and check out the pictures. That is how we found Yummi’s Bistro. There was a really great picture of their fancy coffee online. A picture says a thousand words.
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