Revolucion Coffee + Juice, San Antonio, TX
For the last fifteen months, I've been overseas in Turkey. With the base Starbucks as my only option, I became my own self-sufficient barista. I had a monthly coffee delivery through Beanbox and fabulous friends who sent single-origin beans in the mail. Let's just put it like this: brunches were plentiful and my espresso machine got lots of use.
This situation resulted in a very zealous and eager Melanie when my plane touched down in San Antonio on Day 450. Priority number one was reunification with the hubby, but a good cup of coffee was a strong number two. A little research on the San Antonio coffee scene led me to Revolucion.
Talk about local. Right when you walk in, they've got a large collection of locally made merchandise - books, pillows, soaps, lotions, speciality foods. Not pictured are a few fridges stocked with juices, chia seed pudding, nut milk galore and a whole lot more.
After moving into this big building a few businesses down from their old location, they've got lots of seating. Bench seating throughout offers a good space to hold a larger gathering or informal meetings. On their bench wall, they've got plenty of outlets, ideal for folks wanting to post up for a coffee shop office and get their study/work on. They've also got that whole Scandi-clean vibe going on: white, pink and baby blue. Cute cute cute.
**Note: It's also just across the way from a yoga studio**
I ordered my go to pour-over. Then, I begged Andrew to order their trademark Revolucion Latte because I was having a hard time deciding between the two. Their latte is made with made-in-store almond milk and lavendar infused honey. Fancy, eh?
You know how iced lattes can feel so heavy, especially when they're loaded down with whole milk and sugar? This one was the opposite. Light, fresh and guilt free. I was skeptical of the lavender, but it was subtle and offered a nice slight aftertaste. The pour over was light, smooth, and thoughtfully concocted - perfect for a hot humid Texas day.
Okay... now comes my favorite part. Don't judge me.
I ordered an Acai bowl. I mean - y'all - I've been watching other people eat them for a year and waiting for MY DAY. Andrew was not happy about what he considered a $9 smoothie. But once he saw it, he hopped on board the smoothie bowl train.
PEOPLE. DO YOU SEE THIS? Acai smoothie, granola, pineapple, chia seeds, coconut, and strawberries. It was stunning and not just in a I'm-going-to-take-a-million-photos-of-my-smoothie-bowl kind of way. It tasted good too!
This below. This is my happy face.