SA Express News: Shotgun House Coffee Roasters opening shop in Southtown

From the San Antonio Express News:

Southtown’s coffee options continue to expand with the announcement that the popular warehouse coffee shop Shotgun Coffee Roasters will open its first satellite location in the next 10 days.

The opening date’s not set in stone yet, said co-owner Eddie Laughlin, but the signage is up at 1010 S. Flores St., Suite 116. Once it opens, the shop’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Details at

The original Shotgun House Coffee Roasters opened in April 2018 on the West Side at 1333 Buena Vista St. inside Warehouse 5. The shop drew its name from the shotgun-style house shared by co-owners Laughlin and Jessica Callery. From that house, they turned a passion for coffee into a kind of bootleg roasting operation from their screened-in porch before going legit.

The Southtown shop will mirror the warehouse’s menu of espresso and pour-over coffee drinks, using ethically sourced beans roasted fresh at Warehouse 5, Laughlin said. Three specialty lattes will anchor the Southtown menu: iced horchata with espresso and housemade horchata; a maple sage latte with fresh sage and maple syrup; and a salted caramel latte using caramel syrup from the Pearl Farmers Market favorite Wildflower Caramels.

The food options also will track with the original shop, Laughlin said, with breakfast tacos from Cafe Don Juan, kolaches from Dignowity Kolaches, pastries from Scratch Kitchen and brownies and cookies by Chocollazo.

The Southtown shop’s decor will depart from the spare industrial look of the warehouse original with more light and a lounge atmosphere cultivated by local designer Victor Montez.

The new shop is less than a mile and a half from the original location, but there’s a method to Shotgun’s madness. The warehouse shop is more of a destination shop, Laughlin said, where people come to buy house-roasted beans and experience the sunny warehouse space. The Southtown shop at The 1010 apartments, on the other hand, will add a convenient coffee option for the neighborhood’s concentration of businesses and residential lofts, he said.

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