A couple of unique coffee destinations have entered the local java scene, both worth checking out.
Indy is actually a coffee “company” on wheels; it’s a mobile coffee shop that pops up at events throughout the area. Most recently they’ve been part of the Hill Country Farmers Market (www.hillcountryfarmersmarket. com), which holds farmers markets at different locations on different days. The Indy Coffee truck is also available for hire for events and catering. Indy partners with Austin-based Flat Track Coffee, a smallbatch roaster that supplies them with single-origin coffees. You’ll also find baked delicacies from Broadway Daily Bread in the Indy truck. For more info about Indy Coffee Co., visit www.indycoffeeco.com.
In a nutshell, the Espresso Gallery on San Pedro is an art space, a music space and a coffee house. For Espresso owner Aaron Garza, it’s all about quality fair-trade and organic coffees, art, music, games and fun. It’s also a destination for intellectual conversation on just about any topic, or a game of backgammon, chess or a variety of boardgame favorites. The eclectic environment includes sofas and cushioned chairs and an assortment of end tables and footrests. It’s likely the only evening destination in the area where you can get highquality coffee and a Captain Crunch Berry waffle. The Espresso Gallery is located at 529 San Pedro Ave., 78212. For more information, see their Facebook page (espressogallery).