New West Side coffee emporium Shotgun House Coffee Roasters now open


  • Shotgun House Coffee Roasters occupies space of a former aptness gym during 1333 Buena Vista St. Photo: Chuck Blount /San Antonio Express-News

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A West Side room space nearby downtown has been converted from a examination gym into San Antonio’s newest coffee spot.

Shotgun House Coffee Roasters non-stop Sunday during 1333 Buena Vista St. Owner Eddie Laughlin has been operative on a shop, that was tiny some-more than an dull shell, given Oct. 1. It’s a bit dark with tiny signage, though trust your mapping app … it’s there.



Laughlin got his start in a coffee business as a bit of a brute operation. He sole a coffee he roasted and brewed as an unlawful pop-up in his front yard on East Mistletoe Avenue, catering to Tobin Hill business who were in a area streamer to restaurants such as a Cookhouse and Cullum’s Attagirl Ice House.

He acquired a San Franciscan code spit off Craiglist, and immediately sought to enhance into a legitimate coffee house.

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“We found a mark where there was a need for specialty coffee (on a West Side),” Laughlin said. “There are lots of taquerías and mom and cocktail places around here, though there’s a need for a place like this. Buena Vista gets complicated traffic. Commerce is always busy. So far, response has been fantastic.”

Forget about all a treacherous coffeehouse terminology. The Shotgun House menu is simple, featuring drip, coldbrew coffee, espresso and tea varieties all labelled from $3 to $4.50 and served in a singular distance suitable to a beverage.

Freshly roasted coffee beans from areas like Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala are also bagged and sole on site. Once Laughlin gets a coffee emporium using smoothly, he pronounced his devise eventually is to enhance into a indiscriminate operation that will yield name coffees to other area restaurants and businesses.

“We’ll be rotating a coffee regularly,” Laughlin said. “The good thing about specialty coffee right now is there is such a far-reaching accumulation of importers out there. You can get beans from all over a place. The sky is a limit.”

Shotgun House also facilities a tiny food menu. Tacos are brought in from El Milagrito Cafe and are accessible via a day. And honeyed equipment such as uninformed pastries, Oreo brownies and chocolate chip cookies done locally by Chocollazo will be sold.

Laughlin pronounced he also has skeleton for Shotgun House to reason film screenings and gallery openings and to be a venue that can be rented out for private events. He’s also peaceful to keep a doors open until midnight if a village final it.

Shotgun House Coffee Roasters, 1333 Buena Vista St., 254-913-9031. Hours (tentative): 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays by Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Facebook: ShotgunHouseRoasters.


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