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100 West Main St Hwy 290, Hwy 290W, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 830-868-4574
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WARNING: the owner is an incredibly miserable human being. Unbelievably rude and disrespectful to my mom to the point she was almost in tears from the experience. Given the fact he boasts about his grumpiness, I have to assume he gets off on being hateful. Oh, and the coffee is average at best. I VERY strongly encourage you to go... More 

Thank Ryan_MP
Houston, Texas, United States
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A grump? Nah, he made our stay at the coffee house a very pleasant one. We had different selections of coffee and tea while we enjoyed the outdoor patio. I enjoyed how quiet and serene the environment felt. The coffee house was clean and had a nice view from inside. I really enjoyed having a nice place to relax before... More 

Thank cmsoto2582
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lots of beautiful art work makes for this to be a delightful place to stop for a great cup of coffee. the owner is pretty unique and lends a twist to this tranquil place

Thank travelguys2
Kinston, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

On our way from Fredericksburg through Johnson City we made our third attempt to go into this coffee/gift shop (the other times it was closed). We pulled our RV in front just to check to see if they were open. I was barely out of the coach before the only rude person I met in Texas accosted me about our... More 

Thank gwalton65
Muncie, Indiana
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stopped in on a rainy afternoon for tea and "Mexican hot chocolate." The self-proclaimed "Grumpy Barista" was perfectly pleasant to us. He answered a few questions about the town, asked if I'd like marshmallows in the hot chocolate. The place is attached to a small shop featuring local art, handicrafts, and ironwork which made for some nice browsing. The... More 

Thank BiblioWalker
Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We know the shtick of the barrista is to be grumpy but he came across more rude than anything else. We ordered coffee and hot chocolate and asked if they recommended anyplace nearby for breakfast, they said no but we could go to a Mexican restaurant if we wanted. We found out later one block away was a delicious place... More 

Thank eadsl
Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Cute and charming store and coffee shop. Welcome break and good coffee served by the "Grumpy" barista.

Thank Jean B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely not a good place save your money and find another place. I walked in and there were about 3 people in front of me which usually would only take maybe 10 minutes to take their orders and make the drinks but no this took 35 minutes. Once I finally got up their to order two drinks and... More 

Thank Grace C
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The coffee being regular Starbucks variety at the same high or even higher price, this place's signature feature is its rude owner. I guess the "rude barista" sign is a way to prep the customers in jest and lower their expectations of good manners. But the reality is still worse. He would make rude condescending comments as icebreakers and even... More 

Thank petenich0ls
Bandera, Texas
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Really good coffee at a fraction of the cost at the big boxes. Big inventory of high-quality souvenirs very tastefully presented.

Thank Lon_Yaeger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 West Main St Hwy 290, Hwy 290W, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-4574
Open late Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve. Come see the fantastic Christmas Lights!
Thank you for your business! Fantastic coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, hot Ghirardelli chocolate and caramel. We also have cold Frappuccino's and smoothies. Come visit for awhile on the patio. Check out the home decor, metal yard art and gifts in the Black Spur Emporium on site! Free WI-FI.

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