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A Local’s Coffee Shop Guide to San Antonio, Texas

A Local’s Coffee Shop Guide to San Antonio, Texas

It seems like pop-culture has decided that motherhood and drinking coffee go hand-in-hand. For me, that’s definitely true. Before getting into the groove of motherhood and becoming a SAHM, I was basically guzzling cup after cup of coffee just to survive.

Now that I have graduated with my masters and left my corporate job to run a household and manage a family business, I am less pressed to dive into caffeine several times I day. I have moved on to actually being able to sit enjoy a latte at one of my favorite coffee bars a couple of times a week. I love it and because of this change, I’m going to share with you some resident-approved coffee shops. Next time you visit San Antonio, skip the lines at your go-to internationally recognized coffee shop and try something more home-grown.

Revolucion Coffee + Juice:

This is my choice coffee spot if I’m in the mood to sit and eat breakfast with my coffee. The coffee is strong and well made and the breakfast tacos are healthy and delicious.

Favorite Sip: Cacao Cold Brew

Address: 7959 Broadway #507

Commonwealth Coffeehouse:

This coffee shop feels like a community and has a great vibe. I don’t go often, but when I do I’m always treated to great coffee and a great ambiance.

Favorite Sip: Classic Mocha

Address: 118 Davis Ct

Local Coffee:

Merit is Local. That’s their thing. This is my favorite place to get my coffee while I’m out with my kids at The Pearl. Right outside of the coffee shop’s big, glass windows is an open play area for dog and kid families alike. There is also an amazing little book store nearby. This particular location is my favorite but the coffee is consistently good no matter what location you visit.

Favorite Sip: Iced Caramel Latte

Address: 302 Pearl Parkway Suite #118 San Antonio, TX 78215

Summer Moon:

This is my favorite weekday morning coffee shop. It is only 2 minutes away from my kid’s school and the drive-through option makes it the most convenient but let me be clear: I do not go for the convenience. The coffee is delicious. I’m obsessed with it.

Favorite Sip: 16oz Half Wintermoon

Address: 3233 N St Mary’s St #102, San Antonio, TX 78212

Press Coffee:

Local Coffee and local pastries are served here. Press Coffee started as a small neighborhood shop and grew into a destination that so many SATX locals loved. After their initial success, Press Coffee moved into a larger shop all while staying consistent with their delicious coffee. This is a place to come, relax, and enjoy that cup of joe you’re really craving.

Favorite Sip: Dirty Chai Latte

Address: 4035 Broadway

Sip Brew Bar & Eatery:

If I’m being honest, I’ve never visited this spot but several friends, San Antonio natives, have recommended this place to me and I trust them. It has an urban feel and has great soft and table seating.

Address: 160 E Houston St.

Rise Up Acai Bowls:

If I’m in the mood for a caffeinated smoothie, this is where I go. This coffee shop has great seating (if you plan to stay while) including a couch, bar stools, tables that sit 4 and a couple of swings! Tip: If you’re only averagely coordinated, don’t try to drink your coffee on the swing. LOL.

Favorite Sip: Coffee Fox

Address: 6401 Broadway

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If you’re ever visiting San Antonio and need your coffee fix, these places will make your day.

Until Next Time,

Ashly

Mom Community Monday – A Weekly Round Up

Mom Community Monday – A Weekly Round Up

Happy Monday, Lovelies!

I hope the weekend did you well. Milly had her first private tennis lesson and it went so well. She really loves the game; it’s something special. That was Friday evening.

Friday night RJ came down with a cold or, rather, started showing obvious symptoms of his cold so that put a halt on all other plans for the weekend. But that’s OK. I finally got to the 5 piles of dirty laundry that have been staring at me for the last week so….glass half full.

Anyways, here is my round-up of articles that I read over this past week and really enjoyed.

Here is a list of ways to incorporate free self-care into your daily life from Mother Mag that includes some gems like ‘Take Yourself to a Museum’ and ‘Stretch’. I’ve got to say, I have started stretching every morning and it really has made a world of difference; both in my mood and my mobility.

Who has a tried-n-true multi-vitamin? I have been looking into adding one to my morning routine and I have been eyeing Ritual for awhile now. In doing that, I came across their blog and found an informative read for expecting mothers, “A Crash Course to All Things Pregnancy” when it comes to prenatal vitamins and what your body will need during those 9 months. Ritual also interviewed Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential, whom I, if I’m honest, had never heard of until reading this interview about the things that surprised her about pregnancy, what she did (and didn’t do) to prepare, and all that good stuff.

Elle interviewed Beyonce. ‘Nuff said. She talks fashion, self-care, and shopping at Target. I stannnn.

I was very fortunate to have delivered both my children in a hospital that provided nursery care during my 3-day stay after giving birth. My husband was with me the entire time during both deliveries so I had live-in help but the nurses who came to give me a break and care for the babies while a rested awhile was a big help. Turns out, these nurseries are closing down far more often these days, forcing exhausted mothers, fresh off of hours of labor and/or heavily medicated to take care of their newborn around the clock. I think it’s really unfortunate and..a little scary because I know how exhausted I was during those points in my life. Here’s what’s happening at these hospitals.

I hope your week goes well. Set your intentions. Drink all your water. Love on yourself and your babies.

Until Next Time!

-Ashly

 

 

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