A Guide to College Station Coffee Shops
Taking up residence inside what was once a gas station just across the street from Texas A&M University, Carport is an aesthetically gifted standout among College Station coffee shops. The fuel pumps have been replaced with plants and picnic benches, whilst stepping through the front door reveals black and teal-ish blue accents set against minimalistic white walls, a fair amount of seating, plenty of natural light, and a modern ambiance well-suited for productive study sessions.
Breathing new life into a hub of the neighborhood, the passionate staff here serves Boomtown Coffee and in another yummy way, keeps its guests energized and moving forward.
Aggie owned, Aggie operated, and Aggie brewed, Sweet Eugene’s has become quite the locally beloved hallmark and late-night haven for students since opening in 1993. The eclectic and cozy environment has couches, intriguing works of art adorning the walls, cute little study nooks, and only naturally, speedy WiFi.
Whether you’d like to sink into an armchair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe or silently work amidst the old world, fairytale charm of a timeless community gathering space, no matter what the case may be, Sweet Eugene’s has got you covered.
A visit to this quaint, humble, and family-run gem among College Station coffee shops will leave you wanting to keep it all to yourself. As the experience unfolds, what starts with a friendly greeting efficiently turns into delicious sips from the cute latte art graced caffeinated beverage of your choosing (made with 100% organic, fair-trade beans) and mouthwatering bites of amazing breakfast sandwiches.
Don’t miss out on the pastries either, although unique takes on traditional cafe favorites are indeed available, consider trying their turnovers, tiramisu, creme brulee, macarons, and themed cakes, as well as other sweet delights that have been baked fresh, in-house.
Tucked within an unassuming strip mall, La Gabriella offers guests hand-crafted pastries, specialty espresso drinks, a unique selection of Guatemalan breads, and amazing sandwiches in a warm setting dappled with several tables.
Located a stone’s throw from campus, not only do the folks at Rooster’s BCS sell new and used bikes and handle repairs from popped tires to loose brakes to any other “casualties” your two-wheeler may have incurred, but they can also craft a fantastic cup of joe. Whether in search of a new study environment or a local hub of cycle culture, this is the perfect spot for a quick fix.
On January 18, 2016, Connecting Point Church opened the doors to The Brew Coffeehouse for the community to study, be in fellowship, and consider a second home. The relaxed space has crafty light bulbs hanging from the high ceiling, an abundance of seating arrangements, great playlists, and ample power outlets, among other necessary amenities for a productive cafe day.
Conveniently situated just off Highway 6, Gogh Gogh is locally owned and operated, serves delicious Avoca Coffee, and maintains a neat atmosphere speckled with seating as well as works of art inspired by, none other than, the famed Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.
Last Shot Xpresso is owned by Lousiana native Floyd Raven, who was also a defensive back for Texas A&M football from 2011 to 2014. He went on to have a career in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots. In his second year of playing professional football, however, he decided to hang up his cleats and focus his energy elsewhere. “At that time I had no clue what I was giving up my first dream for; I just knew God was telling me to do more,” Raven says.
With encouragement from his wife, he put his business degree to work and founded the Last Shot Xpresso company in 2017. The rich and unique coffee blends paired with athletically-inspired names drew a discerning crowd of java lovers. Furthermore, the team’s recently opened South College Station store, just off Highway 6, boasts ample sleek furnishings with cherry red accents, along with a quick and easy drive-thru.
Good Luck, Good Time Tea House is a bright, clean, and relaxed hangout with games, puzzles, speedy WiFi, and a trendy piece of panda artwork; the staff similarly maintains a delectable selection of fresh milk teas, fruit teas, and coffee beverages. As far as food is concerned, they’ve got you covered with “croffles” (waffles topped with berries and ice cream), Japanese beef and teriyaki chicken bento boxes, egg rolls, dumplings, and many smaller snacks that will satisfy any palette.
Although they notably opened an adorable store in Century Square not too long ago, Harvest’s original location in nearby downtown Bryan is where decaying decadence meets nostalgic hope in a gorgeous manner destined to satisfy java connoisseurs and coffee date arrangers alike.
Rest assured, the folks here take their brewing methods as seriously as they do their picturesque aesthetic, offering patrons beverages made via drip, au lait, Chemex, kone, and a 10-hour Japanese cold brew process that results in high-caffeine, low-acidity coffee. That’s not to mention the delicious fare handmade from scratch with fresh, natural ingredients, think breakfast sammies, artisan avocado toasts, and scrumptious pastries.
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company. For those java purists bewildered that I could include as large a chain as Dutch on this list of College Station coffee shops, please remember, they’re not very common elsewhere in the United States, so for visitors or newcomers, this energy-rich oasis in the sun will undoubtedly prove a sweet treat.
From early mornings to late nights, some heavenly beverages you may spot being served out of their pull-up window include specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas, and Blue Rebel energy drinks that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.
Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted – roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand, and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style. One more observation worth noting, their employees are relentlessly kind, attentive, and cheerful, at all times, never failing to look like they’re having the moment of their lives while on shift; super fun vibes!
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