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Things To Do in Boerne: Coffee Edition

Things To Do in Boerne: Coffee Edition

So, we’re all back in school, right?  And we’re all exhausted, yes?  I know that I sometimes (okay, pretty much always) need a bit of a pick-me-up after doing the morning school drop offs and with just the baby in tow, that’s pretty doable these days.  I really enjoy getting out and about in this charming little town of ours: trying new places and meeting new people.  Plus, it’s a bit of a special mom-treat too.  So I’ve spent these first couple weeks of school taking myself on a little mini “Boerne Coffee Stops” tour.  I’ll tell you right now, I didn’t get to them all…and I chose not to include Starbucks since we all know what that’s about.  But here are the ones I made it to and a little bit about each:

My first stop was to Electric Coffee and it was a great place to end an afternoon of shopping on the Hill Country Mile.  It was my first time there and talk about some friendly people!  The atmosphere was great, the iced coffee was great, the jalapeno kolache was really good (though probably would have been better earlier in the day), and the chocolate croissant was my favorite part…so ooey gooey and delicious.  Apparently they also have live music here on occasion (both inside and out on the patio).  This is a place I think I’ll head to more often.

Photo credit: electriccoffeeshop.com

Photo credit: electriccoffeeshop.com

Iced coffee and chocolate croissant

Iced coffee and chocolate croissant

Next up on my tour was Scooter’s Coffee in Bergheim.  I have been meaning to check this place out since it opened a year or so ago!  Problem is, it’s in the opposite direction from where I’m always headed so I’ve never made it.  Scooter’s has a great selection of espresso drinks, coffees, teas, blenders, and smoothies and some breakfast food items as well.  I had the turkey sausage and gouda ciabatta with a black coffee (my standard) and it was pretty good!  One of the great things about this place is that there is a drive through…we all know how convenient that can be when your car is full of kids!

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Black coffee and turkey sausage and gouda ciabatta

Black coffee and turkey sausage and gouda ciabatta

Next was Bear Moon Bakery.  I’ve been to Bear Moon a few times before, but don’t make it there often enough, in my opinion.  I really love this place.  The selection of coffees, pastries, and cakes, plus the breakfast buffet and lunch options are enough to keep you coming back just to try something new.  And it’s such a cute little bakery with an adorable atmosphere!  This time I had the cream cheese roll-up and black coffee…anything cream cheese is a win in my book!  

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Cream cheese roll up and black coffee

Cream cheese roll up and black coffee

Next, I headed over to The Dienger Trading Co., but I got there a little later in my day so I had the turkey melt with an iced coffee.  This was THE BEST lunch I have had in Boerne in a long time and the iced coffee was just perfect.  I spent a bit of time taking in that totally hip atmosphere, enjoying the music (the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Billy Holiday…which as some of you know is right up my alley), and then took a bit of a tour through the boutique and book store which are not to be missed.  The Dienger building is rich in Boerne history and you'll find a bit of that displayed proudly on its walls.  

Fresh flowers daily at the Dienger

Fresh flowers daily at the Dienger

Turkey melt with kettle chips and an iced coffee

Turkey melt with kettle chips and an iced coffee

Snowflake Donuts was up next and this time I went to the one on Main Street, rather than the location on Highway 46 where we usually go (because it has a DRIVE THROUGH).  Snowflake is a bit of a legend around here, I think…and for good reason!  Their jalapeno kolaches are my favorite in town, the bacon and egg croissant is also great, and of course the danishes and donuts are amazing as well.  I stuck to my usual order of the jalapeno kolache and black coffee on this morning.  We were there at 7:30am and as you can see from my photo, I still couldn’t get a pic of a full case, so get there before 10am if you’re looking for something particular!

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Jalapeno kolache and black coffee

Jalapeno kolache and black coffee

My last stop was Barker and Wortman, which is located INSIDE HEB!  I just love the convenience of this place and HELLO, HEB has cup holders on the carts.  It also has a fun atmosphere for a small coffee joint inside a big chain grocery store, and the people are always so friendly.  If I’m going to try something outside of my comfort zone, I usually do it here and I have yet to try anything I didn’t like.  I am not a big pumpkin spice fan (gasp!) because I just don’t usually take my coffee that sweet, but this time I tried the iced pumpkin spice latte and I was not disappointed.  Really.good.coffee.

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I intended to make it to M&M Donuts and The Boerne Grill / The Daily Grind, but quite honestly just ran out of time.  I’ll save those for another day.

So where are your favorite coffee spots in Boerne?  I know I had to have missed some!  Coffee is important, folks, so give up the deets!  😉  If you’re not from around here, tell me about your favorite spot in your town; what makes it special for you?

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