|Address:||315 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003, USA|
|Working:||7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM 7:30AM–2:30PM|
Im not from Bandera. I rode here from Mississippi on a vacation motorcycle trip. I had been looking for a place to get some coffee, and stumbled upon this place while sitting in traffic at the stop light (I was thinking to myself, "I could really go for a cup of coffee" and happened to look to the right... *BAM*... there it was). I thought the décor and atmosphere was very comfortable, and I enjoyed just sitting in the corner and watching the world go by for a while. I had a mocha latte and a blueberry scone the size of my head. Im not an ultra-snob coffee connoisseur, so I cant tell you if the beans were grown on the north slope of some hill in Sumatra or in the rain shadow of a plantation in Columbia... and frankly, I think anyone who gets that picky needs to have their priorities re-examined. It tasted fine to my palate, and I was thankful to have it. If I were forced to pick one area that Id improve, it would be a simple suggestion - I think that certain (female) members of the staff should be reminded by the ownership that their function as coffeehouse employees is to provide an atmosphere to which people are enticed to return. Playing with your smartphone and talking too loudly about what so-and-so did on Facebook isnt what I wanted to listen to, and frankly, its inappropriate to be messing around on your Facebook page while youre supposed to be serving customers. As Ive said in other circumstances, some people are lucky that Im not their boss. That small issue aside, I was treated warmly by the rest of the staff, who seemed interested to hear a little about my trip and who made suggestions for things to see. One of the patrons even made a few suggestions, and I took him up on them. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting (Facebook drama notwithstanding), the prices were reasonable, and if I ever find myself back in Bandera Id go visit again in a heartbeat.
A Private User
I stopped into the cafe for the first time, and I have to say i left irritated. When I walked in I was greeted by an older gentleman running the espresso machine. I looked around and took the place in. It is nice inside, very clean. Well i walked up to the wrong counter. In all my gawking I totally missed the little " order here " sign. Apparently I walked up to the "pick up" counter. Standing there was a young girl reading a textbook. She didnt look up until I said hello. Then she just stood there and stared at me. I said I would like to order an espresso, she just continued to stare at me like I had something growing out of my forehead . So I asked with growing irritation , " Can I order here ? " . She continued to just stare at me. I was moments from throwing up my hands and walking out when the older gentleman working the espresso machine noticed what was happening and stepped in. He directed me to the order counter, and the tiny little menu . He then told the young lady to take my order. I told her i wanted a triple espresso. She repeated my order and if she hadnt been rude enough she actually tried to correct me ," One triple EXpresso" she said. Thats right, she enunciated in a cocky little tone. The comical part is she was of course wrong. There is no X in espresso. She did not make me feel welcome. On the contrary she made me feel uncomfortable, and unwanted. Instead of helping me through my first visit, she made me feel like an idiot for not knowing how they do things. If the older gentleman hadnt stepped in. I would have walked out and never come back. The espresso was good though.
A Private User
Ive stopped in on several occasions, and I have to say I am disappointed. It takes a while for a business to work out the quirks, but its been nearly 5 months. Bandera is a hard town for a business to survive, and I dont think this business has what it takes. There coffee is slightly less expensive than Starbucks, but they have a very small selection and the espresso drinks usually have a very bitter taste. I would rather pay the extra dollar for a high quality drink. As for their coffee, they only have 3 selection, one of which is decaf. Their pastries come right out of the freezer into the display case. I purchased one as hard as a rock. Upon telling the cashier, she offered to put it in the microwave. As for their sandwiches, I cannot justify paying over $5 for a sandwich the size of the palm of my hand. The cashiers are usually inattentive, ignorant, and talking on their cell phones. Id rather go over to OST or El Jacalito and pay the same for a meal and coffee as a would for one cup from this place.
A Private User
I must say that whoever wrote the last review must just be a negative person in general to have experienced all of that at the Dogleg Coffeehouse. Yes, the are limited in choice of syrups, but you can order your coffee just how you like if you tell them. The coffee is exceptional in flavor. I have personally worked at a very popular coffee shop in Bandera, and I have to say that the coffee brewed at Dogleg beats the pants off of them! The way it is pressed in the brewing process makes it so. Yes, the staff is under trained. I will say that. The pastries are not made there, but are quite wonderful. The place is clean, shows off local artists work, has live music every friday and saturday night, has outside seating, and is in a very cool building. The coffee drinks are super cheap, especially compared to Starbucks. The pastries are comperable though. Ive had nothing but good experiences in their and Ive been there way more times than I could count. I highly recommend!
A Private User
This is a great place. I stop in almost everyday. The staff call me by name and know what I drink. Everyone is friendly and I have yet to have a bad experence. The management cares about the customer, their product and service is by far the best on Main Street. The cost is almost half of Starbucks and espresso is every bit as good. Friendly service, great product and reasonable price, what else do you need?
A Private User
This place is awesome!! I drive from lakehills TX atleast twice a month to get my coffee..the service is incredible and the coffee is outstanding!!! This place definitely puts Starbucks to shame!!! The only problem I have is they close too early in the day but hey, we live in such a small place, the business probably isnt enough to keep em open that late...
Really great coffee and pastries. They make their own syrups here. The staff is knowledgeable, inviting and good at making drink recommendations. Really inviting and comfortable seating. If I lived here, it would definitely be my go to place for coffee and chilling out. Love it!
Had no idea what to expect but it was some of the best coffee I have ever had in my life. The owner was a super nice guy that we talked with for an hour. Definitely a great place to hang out in Bandera!
Cute coffee house in Bandera with a few pastries. No sandwiches or items on the savory side of the menu, however. All sweets.