For the longest time ever, College Station never really had its own local coffee shop (minus Sweet Eugene’s, which has been around for a couple years now and is definitely a staple now). But with its recent expansion, especially in the south of the city and near campus, we’ve seen quite the influx of new restaurants and shops (both local and branches).
Near where I live down over in south College Station, a new coffee shop opened about a year or two ago called “The Tipsy Bean — Wine and Coffee Bar.” As the name suggests, they serve a variety of coffee, red wine, white wine, rose, cheese boards, craft beers and pastries. Now, the avid coffee drinker in me greatly appreciates their caramel cappuccinos, but their pastries have also won me over: every time I go, the cheesecake is a must (and each time, they change up the kind of cheesecake too, so it’s always a nice little surprise.)
I’ve started to come here every time I meet up with a friend, or just to chat with my mother, because the atmosphere here is also pretty nice. When it’s not terribly Texas-hot outside, we’ll sometimes sit outside, but most of the time, we enjoy sitting upstairs on the couch (usually you’ll find students doing homework at the tables, especially once the school year starts). The space is kind of small, so there have been times when we couldn’t find a space, but I do think that lends it a more cozy feeling (minus it being quite cold inside, actually) to the coffeeshop aesthetic.