1420 S Alamo St #102
After studying as a gelato apprentice the owners of South Alamode came to America and set up shop at a local San Antonio farmer’s market. Soon they outgrew the market scene and opened up their first location. Their heavenly gelato is made fresh everyday with ingredients sourced locally and imported directly from Italy. Get the local favorite, pistachio and walk through some of the historic neighborhoods that surround the shop.
Lulu’s Bakery and Café
918 N Main Ave
Lulu’s Bakery and Café became BuzzFeed famous this year after a video was filmed about their three pound cinnamon rolls. Even before the fame, was there ever a reason not to go for a three pound cinnamon roll? They are larger than your face and doused in icing. Make sure to get a photo of you with the beast of a pastry before you dig in. Not a cinnamon person? Go for a regular meal and have their famous chicken fried steak.
Madhatter’s Tea House & Café
320 Beauregard St
With over 30 teas Madhatter’s Tea House and Café is the perfect place to stop for an afternoon of chatting with friends or reading a really good book. The tea is served in mismatched pots and cups and there is a comfy-chic atmosphere. The desserts are to die for; get a slice of peanut butter pie or cheesecake, sit back and enjoy over 30 years of Madhatter’s.
8305 Broadway St
La Panaderia has a storied history. The two brothers that started the bakery come from a famous Mexican family of bakers, who supply some of the biggest chains in Mexico with their delicious bread. But the brothers didn’t like the industrialization of the bread baking so they opened La Panaderia in San Antonio. Their bread ferments for between 30 and 48 hours. Stop by for Pan Frances (French toast) during breakfast and pick up orejas or baked tequila almond croissants for later.
306 Pearl Pkwy. #110
Located in the hippest neighborhood in San Antonio, Bakery Lorraine is creating classic French pastries and meals. The bakery treats each ingredient with the thoughtfulness they think it deserves. Have one of their unique macarons, like Earl Grey Tea, a fruit tart or an éclair with some coffee or stop by for breakfast and get a croque madam.
–By Hayden Pigott