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Jones for a new Java fix?
Now that Corpus Christi’s coffee scene has been booming in recent years, get up and grind it.
All 13 coffee shops are unique in their own way, but sell spins in latte, macchiato, Americano, frappe, cappuccino and espresso. With shops celebrating their 30th anniversary and cafes celebrating their month, these local businesses are passionate about their technology.
5425 South Padre Island Drive
Opened in 1995, Cafe Calypso is one of Corpus Christi’s oldest coffee shops. It comes with a half-price book at Moore Plaza and also sells pastries, bagels, tea and Italian soda.
Special drink: Buzzzilla
time: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 10pm. Friday from 8am to 11pm. Saturday 9 am-11pm. Sundays are from 10am to 10pm.
contact: 361-993-5282, @thecafecalypso
1112 Morgan Avenue
Espresso Patronum! Inspired by this Harry Potter, the coffee shop sells stickers, magnets, shirts, mugs and other items, as well as drinks and pastries with witch-like names.
Special drink: Fuego Goblet
time: Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
contact: 361-299-5650, @thecoffeemugg_
5738 South Alameda Street
Don’t confuse Alameda Street Coffee Wave with the two locations of Flower Bluff and Port Aranthus. The name is the same, but the menu and atmosphere are different. This local business allows you to “choose an adventure” while making drinks while offering homemade gelato.
Special drink: Honey badger
time: Daily from 7am to 7pm.
contact: 361-986-0481, @coffeewavesalameda
Coffee Wave Flower Bluff / Port Aranthus
10309 South Padre Island Drive, Port Aranthus 1007 State Highway 361
With two locations on either side of the coastal bend, this coffee shop has about 12 years of experience in making a cup of jaws. Besides coffee, Coffee Waves Flour Bluff / Port Aransas has a different menu than Alameda’s sisters with panini and rap.
Special drink: Traditional macchiato
time: Daily at both locations from 7am to 9pm.
Coral Bean Cafe
7426 South Staples Street
The Coral Bean Café on the south side of Corpus Christi is a popular spot to ensure the distinctive process of each beverage, using homemade specialties and homemade ingredients. In addition to baked goods and meals, each staff member’s passion for art is immeasurable.
Special drink: Ice vanilla latte
time: Daily from 8am to 5pm.
contact: 361-334-0194, @coralbeancafecc
DRIFTWOOD COFFEE COMPANY
4703 South Alameda Street
Driftwood is not your classic coffee shop, but rather your local roaster and tasting room, which also serves hot coffee drinks. The business supplies coffee beans to other local stores and sells bags to carry-on and paid subscribers.
Special drink: Pore over coffee
time: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm. Friday 9 am-6pm. Saturday from 9am to noon.
contact: 361-500-4065, @driftwoodcoffeeco
HESTER’S CAFÉ & COFFEE BAR
3812 South Alameda Street, 1714 South Alameda Street
Opened in 2006 at Six Point, a historic part of the town since the 1900s, the Hesters have become a staple of Sparkling City by the Sea. The second place, Lamar Park, shares the same menu of coffee drinks, brunch items, pastries and more.
Special drink: Hester’s latte
time: Monday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm at Lamar Park location. From Monday to Saturday from 7am to 3pm at the Six Point location.
contact: 361-855-1892 (Lamar Park), 361-855-0558 (6 points), @hesters_corpus_christi
ISLAND JOES COFFEE AND GALLERY
14829 South Padre Island Drive
The Island Joes shop on North Padre Island consists of 10 large shipping containers with pet-friendly patios. Founded in 2015, this coffee café is well-known for beach visitors and tourists.
Special drink: Island girl
time: Tuesday from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. From Wednesday to Monday from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
contact: 361-867-1276, @islandjoescc
Lucy’s snack bar
312 North Chaparral St.
Lucy’s Snackbar opened in downtown Corpus Christi in 2019 and has become a community hotspot. Lucy’s changes the menu every 6-10 weeks to keep the selection from stagnation.
Special drink: Oat milk ice latte
time: Mondays from 7am to 3pm. Tuesday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm. Sundays from 8am to 3pm.
contact: 361-299-5040, @lucyssnackbar
Roast coffee shop
5535 Bonner Drive
Roast Coffee Shop is a Java cafe that specializes in adding CBD and cannabidiol to beverages. Roasted offers vegan (sometimes gluten-free) pastries and smoking accessories, as well as delicious drinks.
Special drink: Ewok
time: 8 am to 8 pm daily.
contact: 361-929-3265, @roastedtx
Saigon Civet Cafe
2222 airline road
Saigon’s main message is to show caffeine lovers the joy of Vietnamese coffee. Brock’s latest kid, this three-week business has a cozy atmosphere while serving family-made Vietnamese food.
Special drink: Traditional Vietnamese drip, fins
time: Monday to Saturday from 6am to 6pm. Sundays from 8am to 5pm.
contact: 361-462-4568, @vietnamcoffeeroastery
1304 Airline Road, 7042 South Staples St.
The family-owned Stingers Coffee has been in Corpus Christi since 2005 and opened its second location in 2018. In addition to cold and hot coffee, Stingers offers a variety of sweet and tasty cooking options on order.
Special drink: Stinger Mocha
time: Monday to Friday from 6am to 9pm. Saturday from 6am to 8pm. Sundays from 7am to 9pm at airline locations. Monday to Saturday from 6am to 9pm. Sundays from 7am to 9pm at Staples location.
contact: 361-986-1133 (airline), 361-826-0154 (staple), @stingerscoffee
Wired Coffee Company
6133 Ennis Joslyn Road
Wired Coffee Company is the sister of the Roasted Coffee Shop and is before arriving at Corpus Christi, University of Texas A & M. This business is a great place for islanders to catch up with their homework, form study groups, and relax with a cup of hot coffee.
Special drink: Teddy Graham
time: 8 am to 8 pm daily.
contact: 361-867-3747, @wiredcoffeecompanytx
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