The Foundry's bean barons orchestrate a menu that brims with organic-certified free-trade coffee and specialty drinks and a buoyant selection of light café fare. A local roaster delivers The Foundry's weekly bounty of coffee beans, which the crew grinds moments before brewing them and pouring the coffee into refillable cups that are as bottomless as a trap door in the Oval Office. Diners can pair the Elvis frappuccino––a blend of peanut butter, banana, and mocha ($4–$4.50)––with a solid savory, such as the spicy chipotle-chicken panini with a melted fusion of chipotle-cheese salsa, mozzarella, pico de gallo, and guacamole ($6.50). Cool off a piping hot palate with a selection of sweet fruit smoothies ($3.25–$3.75).
Prime Cultures Frozen Yogurt is a locally owned yogury that crafts cool scoops from real yogurt and fresh, seasonal fruits. You can witness a festival of yogurts led by original tart and tangy frozen yogurt ($2.50 for a small, $3.50 medium, $4.50 large), followed closely behind by specialty flavors such as green tea, cranagranate, or lemon lime ($3.50, $4.50, $5.50), and rounded out with floats of daily toppings including almonds, walnuts, honey, granola, coconut, graham crackers, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, and the fruit battalion of blackberries, kiwi, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and more ($1 for one topping, $1.25 for two, $1.50 for three).
Cosmic Cakery's owner, Brittney, believes that baking is just as valid an art form as painting or sculpture (in fact, it seems to borrow heavily from both). One look at Brittney's custom cakes will make you inclined to agree. Her edible creations have included a purple boom box, a cake shaped like Legos, and another cake topped with a pair of artfully crafted roller skates. But the taste is what matters most, and Cosmic Cakery certainly delivers on that front with everything from marshmallow fondant to peanut-butter cup cake pops.
Both a quick pit-stop for grabbing a coffee and homemade pastry and a respite for sitting down for lunch and lingering a while, Hearthstone Express functions as a coffee shop and bistro. The cooks usher in the day with breakfast, scrambling eggs and tucking them into buttery croissants with spinach-artichoke spread and crispy bacon. Meanwhile, the bakers whip up pastries such as danishes, scones, and bagels to complement cups of coffee. For lunch, the cooks move on to gourmet sandwiches and paninis; best-sellers include Alicia's club—turkey, avocado spread, mozzarella, and honey dijon on a croissant—and the turkey artichoke panini, topped with spinach-artichoke spread. But the staff is open to customers' own creations as well, making Build Your Own sandwiches. Diners can pick their meat, bread, cheese, veggies, and dressings, and name it anything they want, such as Janet.
The year 2010 is when you'll finally try this “cough-E” everyone seems to be drinking these days. Skip the instant brews in favor of a kinder cup with today’s gourmet Groupon: for $5, you’ll get $10 worth of beverages and bites at Sip, a downtown caffeination station offering espresso, pastries, paninis, salads, sides, and hot liquid that can be poured in any manner of holders, including cups and cold hands. Sip is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A stay at Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio places you in the heart of San Antonio, steps from San Antonio Majestic Theater and River Walk. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of San Antonio Children's Museum and Buckhorn Saloon and Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 322 air-conditioned guestrooms. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.