Top 5 Coffee Shops in South Padre Island

A Guide to South Padre Island Coffee Shops

Cafe Karma

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Located just a seashell’s skip from the beach, this gem among South Padre Island coffee shops offers guests an art-dappled environment showcasing a delightful balance of charm and utility that makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, or solo study sessions. In addition to crafting delicious takes on your usual caffeinated favorites, Cafe Karma serves creative signature beverages, breakfast sandwiches, 16 flavors of ice cream, and scrumptious pastries.

The Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse

Since 1999, The Grapevine Cafe has treated visitors and locals alike to all-day breakfast, hearty lunch options, and hot coffee roasted in-house. The atmosphere has a beachy vibe perfect for hanging out, it’s underscored by surfer decor, ample wooden furnishings, speedy WiFi, and a tempting selection of beers and mimosas. When it comes to food, they care about what you eat as much as you do, and are committed to using the freshest, farm-to-table ingredients in each homemade meal (vegetarian and gluten-free options available).

Milo’s Coffee House

A family-owned hole-in-the-wall shop snuggled amidst brick storefronts lining an unassuming strip mall on Padre Boulevard, Milo’s carries a relaxed island-inspired ambiance featuring several seating arrangements, a few surfboards, and a nice little merch area. Whether in need of a jump start to your mornings in paradise or requiring caffeine courage as you come back to life after a night out on the town, search no further.

Karma Coffee and Books

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Situated in the entertainment district, recently opened Karma carries an enchanting balance of sophistication and ease, with its comfy seating, artisan bookshelves, London-esque red phone booth, and art adorned walls. Get lost perusing through row upon row of literary inspiration, between the pages of the latest timeless American novel, or in the familiar comfort of a steamy cup of coffee. They have smoothies and boba too!

Yummies Bistro

Practically tradition at this point, Yummie’s is a locally beloved hallmark among the island’s eateries, and for good reason, their home-style cooking features the familiar breakfast and lunch dishes we all crave. Bingo, this is the humble abode where plates are packed end to end with all the usual fixings, fresh-brewed coffee is delicately crafted, and orange juice sweetens hard-earned brunch mimosas.


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