Cafes in Northgate

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The line between latte and work of art is blurry at Fuego Coffee, thanks to a team of baristas who painstakingly swirl foam into hearts, snowflakes, and paisley teardrops. Though their pouring skills are impressive, their work starts long before the coffee finds its way to the cup. The shop sources its beans from organic growers and roasts them locally to ensure consistency and freshness. Only after the baristas grind these beans do they end up in a cappuccino, Cuban espresso, or one of 20 flavored energy drinks.

But these beverages aren't all that makes Fuego Coffee unique. The shop also features two drive-thru lanes for customers who are in a rush and whose gas tanks accept only premium roast. Those who have a minute can take advantage of the shop's dog-friendly policy, which allows leashed pets to sit with their owners.

1332 N IH 35
San Marcos,
TX
US

Beverly Crock and her daughters, Lauren and Shannon, are the family behind For Goodness Sake Natural Food Store. They stock familiar items such as bacon, as well as lesser-known products such as bioflavonoids—plant compounds believed to improve the skin's appearance. But if visitors aren't familiar with such items, it's not a problem. “We educate people,” Shannon explained to The NB Scene. “That comes naturally to me because I grew up this way and it is my lifestyle as well.”

Although the store's representatives happily guide patrons through their inventory, many of the store's products need no introduction. Rainbow-hued carrots and crisp sugar-snap peas beckon from their perches, and organic eggs come from Vital Farms, where chickens roam in pastures and take European vacations whenever they want. Additionally, at the juice bar patrons sip on nectars squeezed from the store’s organic produce.

1306 Common St
New Braunfels,
TX
US

The brainchild of Benny and Sandy Fontana, Olives Italian Market evokes an Old World corner market with dishes hewn from simple family recipes and hard-to-find Italian imported edibles. Panini makers layer imported Italian meats and cheeses atop fresh, rustic breads baked in-house to forge sandwiches, and creamy house-made gelato cools tongues steamy from java brewed from house-roasted coffee beans. The family-run shop also stocks a market of Italian ingredients, including extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, capers, pasta, and anchovies that patrons can use to create mouthwatering meals that inspire jealousy in cans of Chef Boyardee.:m]]

215 S Seguin Ave
New Braunfels,
TX
US

Peering out onto Main Plaza between the window panes of their 1925 shopfront, New Braunfels Coffee's baristas tempt passing noses with fragrant Lavazza espresso and baked-from-scratch French pastries. Seven types of salads nest toppings of grilled chicken, feta cheese, and cranberries, and hot deli sandwiches couple with cups of daily soup on tabletops scattered across the café's sunny tiled floor. While the building houses historic charms, the amenities are decidedly modern—free WiFi allows midsip customers to monitor global goings-on or challenge former PE instructors to games of online poker.

489 Main Plz
New Braunfels,
TX
US

With two lounge areas, a full espresso bar, and a wide array of hearty sandwiches, Crosswalk Coffeehouse offers patrons a friendly, cozy space to delicately nibble on noshables and knock back cups of joe. Crosswalk Coffeehouse's menu brims with sandwiches such as the FOURmage grilled cheese ($6.99), oozing with smoked gouda, cheddar, swiss, and gorgonzola, and breakfast options such as an egg and bacon sourdough sandwich ($3.99). Grab an espresso to keep fingers company when not tapping into the free WiFi, or keep hands warm during the winter by fashioning delicious mittens out of Crosswalk's homemade ciabatta and pumpkin bread. Throughout the day, patrons can pass the time with fresh-baked pastries or $2 microbrews, and then get to know their newly acquired treat over a intimate conversation in Crosswalk's sociable lounge.

471 Main Plz
New Braunfels,
TX
US

2tarts Bakery & Catering is located in historical downtown New Braunfels, TX. This scratch bakery offers a wide verity of desserts including buttery tarts to gourmet wedding cakes. Come down and enjoy our late night hours or stop by and pick up your specialty order. Owned, operated, and made with love by Sisters April & Ash

139 N Castell Ave
New Braunfels,
TX
US