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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“This is a must stop for all foodies that like fresh and local. Surrounded by the historic area. Only 9 miles from Broken Road Airbnb. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Lots of live music and events going on here. Great noms and handcrafted slurps such as their vanilla whiskey. I personally love their vegan fries, ranch, burgers, and pickle juiced bloody marys! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“It's very San Marcos. :) It offers non-alcoholic drinks in addition to beers and other mixed drinks. It also has a sampling of food (breakfast tacos included!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Review coming soon! I'm not a coffee drinker and so I have never been here. BUT it gets good reviews, looks really interesting, has some great looking food on the website, and a terrific looking outdoor area. I'm going to check it out soon!!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Music Venue
“nice ambience, relaxing. has live music on weekend evenings out under the stars. Variety of beer, wine, etc. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“3.1 miles / 10 minutes - Coffee / Breakfast spot. They have good coffee and great tacos in a cozy and vibrant cafe that use to be a home. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Sister to The Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery but with coffee and yummy cakes and cookies!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Homemade ice cream created by folks who bravely introduce new flavors with the gusto of an unhinged conspiracy theorist. Avocado coconut has become a staple, but you'll also find flavors like goat cheese and raspberry jam, Big Red, and -- wait for it! -- Cheetos. Between the ice cream, homemade waffle cones, and cookie sandwiches built with cookies from Root Cellar Bakery, you're bound to find something you love. (San Martian tip: The name is pronounced "rays," so now you can act all cool like you know what's up.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Stop in before you begin your day on the river and you’ll find yourself in a cozy, friendly space full of happy regulars who know what they like and have found it here. Great coffee, tea, breakfast treats and tacos are on offer, and all are delicious. The staff could not be nicer, and we mean that in the best possible way. (San Martian trip: The delicious veggie breakfast taco will fill you up without weighing you down – a perfect start to a perfect day in the San Marvelous.) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great owners and atmosphere! Home-style, freshly prepared food! Utilizing a seasonal menu to take advantage of the season's best, as well as changing weekly specials, soup de jour, salads and desserts, our unpretentious menu features traditional comfort food, combined with dishes appealing to contemporary tastes. Dine in our newly renovated building, or simply order from the Deli Case a la carte and take your meal to-go. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Rogelio's is a joint for locals. Their breakfast is inexpensive and delicious. Try the Migas, and don't skimp on the verde salsa! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Take your TASTEBUDS On an Adventure Ethically sourced coffee from around the Globe GREAt COFFEE!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Everybody can find a Starbucks everywhere they go, but if you want something a little different from this big, national chain and near us, try Mochas & Javas. If you want something even a little MORE different, check out my review for Wake the Dead Coffee House.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Their velvet espresso is amazing iced over almond milk. Their chai is magical and food here is pretty good too. Laid back atmosphere with lots of light. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends