San Antonio Coffee Shop Bridges the Gap in the Barrio


SAN ANTONIO – Barrio Barista on San Antonio’s West Side is the only independently owned coffee shop in the area. “There’s no Starbucks, there’s no independent coffee shop,” owner Gil De Hoyos says. “The closest coffee you can find – if you want to call it coffee – is the Valero on Callaghan and Culebra, and the Valero in front of St Mary’s University.”

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