It's true what they say: everything is bigger in Texas, especially the amount of time it'll take you to drive from one major city to the next. Whether you're making the trek up to Texarkana or just to the Hill Country for the weekend, you don't have to settle for Buc-ee's coffee (not that we don't love Buc-ee's - it's just, they're not known for their cappuccinos, per se).
Here are our favorite coffee pit stops around the Lone Star state and what to order.
P.S. - If you know of a cute little Texas cafe that could use a coffee glow up, please refer them to our wholesale program! Good beans go a long way when it comes to crafting delicious beverages, and Greater Goods is known for having the best beans around.
Johnson City, TX
Open Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
JCC gives major "big city coffee shop" vibes in a small town. Go for Hot Kay's Honey Pecan Latte, stay for the Cast Iron Punk food truck (or one of the other three trucks on-site). Perfect for a quick drive-thru stop on your journey out west.
Open every day, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
While you're in the hill country, don't skip Wimberly's Cypress Creek Coffee House. Go for the cold brew, stay for the Texas waffle. Perfect for stretching your legs and exploring the historic downtown.
Open Monday - Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Atrium provides excellent coffee with a smile in a tiny red trailer in Temple, TX. Go for the espresso, stay for the kindest baristas around! Perfect for early morning drives and afternoon pick-me-ups.
Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Go for the Costa Rican coffee, stay to meet the co-founders. Perfect if you have a few hours to kill downtown. The Berninis import coffee directly from their family farm in Costa Rica and serve it to perfection in this rainforest-themed cafe.
Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Local Habit's motto is "Go Make Something Good Happen". Nash is the perfect place to stop for the night on your way further north, enjoy a relaxing evening, and maybe even discover an emerging artist at a coffee shop. Go for the pour overs, stay to soak in the creative energy and good vibes.
San Antonio, TX
Open every day, 7:30 - 3 p.m.
Go for the specialty frappes, stay for the acai bowl. Perfect for a sweet treat on your way into the 210!