1621 N Main Ave Ste 9, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821229.444646 -98.494539
Neighborhoods: Tobin Hill, Central San Antonio
Cafe Latino MOVED to 2911 N. ST. MARY's – Simple - same great place with a new location. Please use the 2911 N. St. Mary's, 78209 location to get directions.
We go there often and always enjoy ourselves!
Highly recommend this place for coffee, conversation and a hookah or two.
Cafe Latino on N. St. Mary's! – Is this the same Cafe Latino that is now on North St. Mary's? If so, here's my review.
I LOVE Cafe Latino, even on those days when the service is sub par. They're happy to help ANY TIME YOU ASK, it's just that you frequently have to go find someone to ask. But that's also part of the casual atmosphere and I don't mind it a bit. If you're in a hurry, don't go into Cafe Latino. But if you want to kick back, not be rushed, and melt into the environment--then Cafe Latino is the PERFECT spot for you.
Their sandwiches are amazing. Simple, but oh so good. And always presented beautifully. The menu doesn't always reflect what's available, but that's okay because what's available is always good. Their teas and coffees are always prepared perfectly.
They remember you when you come back--you aren't just another body. They treat you like a person. They are polite and want you to have a good experience while you're there.
They can load a hookah that lasts for two hours, I don't know how they do it because the bowls aren't that big, but they just last and last. I've smoked at least half a dozen hookahs there and they always lasted at least two hours with plenty of flavor and clouds. Their shisha is awesome too. Starbuzz, Al Fakher, Golden Al Fakher--yum yum. If you end up not liking the shisha flavor you've selected--they'll mix it with something else for you on the spot or even change it out for you without batting an eye.
I find their hookah prices quite fair for what you get--a long lasting hookah with all the coals you ask for. Hookah refills are cheap and they have college "happy hour" where students can get hookah for under $7.
The owner had a car accident about a month ago--he'll live but he was banged up pretty badly. The cafe has been closed since the accident while he recovers but he was kind enough to open special just for our group tonight. Our group meets at Cafe Latino once a month and we always have a great time. It was amazing to us that the owner was willing to open for us tonight--he didn't have to do that. And he had everything on hand we could possibly need including teas, coffees, shisha, and all the fresh sandwich fixings that might be ordered.
I don't know when they'll be open full time again, I believe they are planning on a little interior remodeling, but they promised they'd be open for our meeting again next month. We were all really happy to hear it because it's our favorite place to meet, have fun, kick back and relax.
If you go to Cafe Latino, be nice. Don't let the sometimes slow service put you off. Stick it out, they're worth it. The owner and staff are some great folks and if you treat them good, they'll treat you good.
On another note, the owner served our country in Iraq. The least we can do is be a little patient because if you knew the injuries he suffered while serving our country, you wouldn't bat an eye if you had to ask him twice for another cuppa. We're lucky he's even back home with us, and I for one am really glad.
Have they moved – CitySearch, I called this number and it was disconnected. Has Cafe Latino moved or perhaps gone out of business?
The lamp of learning is lit daily in a small red room with yellow curtains. – The Scene
Tucked around the corner from busy Main is a little coffee shop popular with students of nearby San Antonio College. On any given weekday morning, the scene inside can consist of lone readers boning up on last night's reading assignment, local professionals and uniformed Navy recruiters from next door. The atmosphere is completely relaxed, the colors tranquilly stylish. In the post-coffeehouse craze era, places like Cafe Latino bring back memories of why they were so popular in the early 90s, when it seemed like a new one opened every week. A selection of books is available to catch up on your reading about Cesar Martinez or Sandra Cisneros.
Besides serving up a great cup of joe, the cafe offers sweetbreads and empanadas for a quick snack before class. Have some great Central American coffee the traditional way--with cinnamon.
Cafe con Leche is a must! – If you have never had a Cafe con Leche the way it was intended to be served, you absolutely must try one at this lovely little cafe. Among other delightful treats, this cup of joe is a rare experience in San Antonio. Cafe Latino could very well become famous for their cafe con leche alone! If you are a coffee lover you have to find this treasure of a cafe. Do not get discouraged if you have trouble locating it, however. If you find the Subway across the street from University Bookstore, both located on Main street, then you are not far. The cafe is located behind the Subway, off of Myrtle street.
Coffee-and-AWARENESS – A lovely, art decorated ambiance awaits you...and on the menu, the BEST coffee in town. And on Wed nights, Danny Patino brings his radio show to the confines and discusses the world of Latino's and things that matter. It is a great place to meet people that think that good food and great coffee with an intellegent conversation are things to be valued in life. A weekly stop, at least, and if you are at SAC, every day!
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