You may have found this blog via Pinterest searching for info about Nespresso coffee machines or the best local coffee shops in San Antonio. We now live in New Braunfels, Texas, and a full post highlighting all the fantastic local coffee shops in New Braunfels is long overdue. I’ll tell you about the best coffee shops in New Braunfels, Texas, and why I love them so much in this blog.
Why I Stopped Drinking Starbucks
I know this will turn some people off, but I think Starbucks is gross. Their coffee is bitter/burnt tasting to me, and if I’m going to overpay for coffee, I’d like it to taste delicious. Now, I’ve had plenty of Starbucks in my day, but I prefer a different bean, to be honest. There are currently two Starbucks in New Braunfels if that is your thing. One is off loop 337 and highway 36, the other off Walnut near Highway 35.
Coffee Shops in New Braunfels with Drive Throughs
This is one of my go-tos If I want a coffee while running errands in New Braunfels. It’s by our house, off loop 337, and has a drive-through and a newly re-done inside. If you haven’t been to 2 Rivers in a while, go check it out again. 2 rivers has almost every coffee you want, including pour-over, cortado, bulletproof, cold foam cold brew, and even a lavender breve. They are open from 6 am to 8 pm daily.
Jolt Coffee and Beverage
Jolt is the newest drive-through coffee shops in New Braunfels, located near Loop 337 and Highway 35. Jolt is an Austin-based company with roots in the pacific northwest and the second location in Universal City. I have not been to Jolt yet, but it’s on my list. I drive by there on the way to the hospital for work, and their drive-through is always packed. Similar to OTG, Jolt features a menu of signature drinks, energy drinks, blended creations, and snacks and drinks for kiddos. Jolt Coffee and Beverage in New Braunfels is open Monday through Saturday, 5 am-9 pm and Sunday 7 am-7 pm.
On the Grind
Being from the pacific northwest, where drive-up coffee shops were everywhere, I found the lack here in South Texas very strange. Enter On the Grind (OTG). I think of it like the Chick-Fil-a of coffee drive-throughs because they are fast and always chipper. They have an extensive menu of coffee drinks and flavored energy drinks, lemonades, smoothies, shakes, Italian sodas, and teas. I usually get a small iced Hawaiin; Russell orders a large iced grinder and Italian sodas for the boys. Well played, well played, putting a new On The Grind drive-through across from our elementary school. Pro-tip, if the drinks are a bit too sweet for you, ask for “half sweet” or order your drink “keto.” OTG has a handful of locations and counting; check their site for hours.
Wicked Voodoo Coffee
Speaking of calorie-laden coffee that is sweet and delicious, the chocolate iced breves at Wicked Voodoo are just that. Wicked Voodoo has two locations, a drive-up of Business 46 and a brick-and-mortar full-service coffee shop near Creekside. I find their coffee to be some of the strongest in town. Like many of these shops, they are family-owned, use a great local roaster, and are fun to visit. Wicked Voodoo has an excellent customer loyalty program, CBD-infused coffee, and great non-coffee options. If you visit their location in Creekside, make sure to get some Baileys ice cream after at the Tipsy Cow next door. Here is Wicked Voodoo’s full menu and hours and locations you can purchase their coffee beans locally.
Walk-in Coffee Shops in New Braunfels
Here is my breakdown of coffee shops in New Braunfels, TX. I’m listing them in alphabetical order here, grouping together those that have a drive-through. Drive-through coffee is one of the best ideas ever. Now if any of them would start offering Baileys as a creamer.
Of all the coffee shops in New Braunfels, 2 Tarts is the most fun. I love not only grabbing an iced dirty chai from 2 Tarts but hope it takes them a while to make so I can browse all the stationery, party supplies, and small gifts they have in the shop. They also have a bakery case full of unique and delicious baked goods and are well known for their custom cakes. Pro-tip, you can grab a growler of cold brew to go and head over to The Local afterward to do some shopping. Their current hours are Monday-Thursday 7 am-8 pm and Friday-Sunday 7 am-10 pm.
Forty-Six Coffee House and Bakery
You can find Forty-Six Coffee House and Bakery inside the McKenna Center, with another location coming soon near Clear Springs. They offer coffee drinks, house-made pastries, lunch, and catering services. I’d stop here for lunch and a coffee after you wear your kids out at the Mckenna Children’s Museum (one of the reasons we love New Braunfels). Grab a woopie pie or a chocolate cupcake with marshmallow filling for dessert. Stop in 9 am-2 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Boba Tea and Java Haus
I’m not a big boba tea fan, but this is where you need to go if you are. Boba Tea and Java Haus is inside Orange Leaf over in Creekside. They use organic, fair-trade, non-high fructose syrups for all their drinks. Boba Tea and Java Haus probably serve the most unique beverages of the coffee shops in New Braunfels. Try the horchata coffee, matcha latte, lavender milk tea, or coconut matcha milk tea. Open 11 am-9 pm, every day.
Crosswalk Coffeehouse and Café
Crosswalk Coffeehouse is just down the way from New Braunfels coffee and serves food. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as outdoor seating and online ordering. During the winter, make sure to visit this coffee shop in New Braunfels because they serve Wassail! But, they also offer great drinks all year round. Try the mandarin mocha or the London fog tea latte. Crosswalk Coffeehouse and Café is open Monday-Friday 6 am-9 pm, Saturday 7 am-9 pm, and Sunday 7 am-4 pm.
Guadelupe Coffee Company
This shop is new to New Braunfels, but not the coffee game (or the area). Their original location is a sweet drive-through near Canyon Lake, and they recently opened a satellite location in Creekside inside Cakes Couture here in New Braunfels. The philosophy at Guadelupe Coffee Company is all about artisan drinks with pure and natural ingredients. They have tasty signature drinks, alternative milk (including hemp), homemade syrups, and a texas version of the Italian soda. This place is worth a visit! The Canyon Lake local is open Monday-Saturday 7 am-5 pm and Sunday 8 am-5 pm or visit them inside Cakes Couture during their business hours.
Gruene Coffee Haus
Gruene Coffee Haus is THE coffee shop in downtown Gruene. They are women-owned, roast coffee in-house, and provide coffee beans to other local coffee shops. Gruene Coffee Haus also serves beer and wine from local vineyards and pastries from local bakeries. If you go, try the Texas Pecan coffee or one of their unique seasonal offerings. Also, stop at Got Toys next door. They have fun items and gifts for kids and adults. Grune Cofee Haus is open every day 7 am-7 pm.
Kora Kora is a mother-daughter-owned coffee shop in Greune Lake Village. If you go, dedicate some time to walk around and shop. Make sure to stop into Swanky Haus. Kora Kora should be on your list of coffee shops if you need some quiet work time because the dining room is newly renovated and has plenty of USB plugs! They also have an outdoor space. Kora Kora has all my favorites on their menu, including cold brew, cortado, and even dairy and dairy-free affogato options (gelato topped with expresso), as well as light bites if you are hungry. I think they are one of the few coffee shops in New Braunfels with affogato on the menu! They are open Monday-Friday 6:30 am-5:30 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 7:30 am-5:30 pm (but stay open an hour later during the summer).
New Braunfels Coffee
New Braunfels Coffee Company is off the circle in downtown New Braunfels. They are a little different because they serve a full breakfast and lunch menu. It’s one of the places my mom and I like to meet for lunch. New Braunfels Coffee company also has a massive case of fresh pastries and desserts, smoothie and juice offerings, and even a coke float. So, if you want food with your coffee or someone in your group wants a non-coffee drink, go there! They are open Monday-Wednesday 7 am-3 pm, Thursday-Friday 7 am-5 pm, and Sunday 8 am-5 pm.
The Best Coffee Shops in New Braunfels, TX
I hope that was helpful whether you live in New Braunfels and love coffee or are strategically planning your visit here soon. I did my best to highlight all these awesome coffee shops in New Braunfels. But please, if I missed something, reach out and let me know. Or comment below and give your favorite coffee shop in New Braunfels a shout-out.