Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

Just outside the Alamo Heights city limits sign lies a coffee shop tucked between a Chipotle and an IHOP. While this might sound like a place for a busy, mainstream establishment, Berry to Bean remains a hidden gem. A large bay window at the entrance embellishes the aesthetically modern setting of the shop. With wood furniture supported by metal and a white subway tile backsplash behind the coffee bar, this little coffee shop is certainly a quaint place.

Berry to Bean is located off Broadway Street across from the Witte Museum. The walls are painted with a chalk paint that displays the most popular drinks on the menu. Edison light bulbs hang from the ceiling to round out the modern rustic aesthetic, and an eclectic playlist quietly assembles the ambiance.

Complete with vegan pastries, this coffee shop caters to all individuals seeking a moment of reprieve from their busy lives or satiating caffeine fix. If coffee isn’t your thing, Berry to Bean has a variety of tea options for your steeping pleasure. Additionally, they serve fresh-pressed juices and smoothies, solidifying the accuracy of their name. From berries to beans, they’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a place to study, to take someone on a date or just to hang out with friends, then add Berry to Bean to your list.