October 7th is National Frappe Day! Be Sure to Visit One of the Six Best Cafés in McAllen!


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Coffee is a universally-enjoyed beverage. Instead of waiting in line at Starbucks, make a trip to any local cafés in McAllen for National Frappe Day on Oct 7th! Sip on your favorite iced coffee (necessary for this Valley weather) or signature Trago and munch on pastries with whichever beverage you order. Check out some of the best cafés in McAllen below.

Reserva Coffee Roasters

Reserva’s atmosphere is always inviting and cozy, no matter the time of day or season. Their elegant interior is full of gold accents and greenery. They specialize in serving locally-roasted craft specialty coffee, loose-leaf teas, and made-from-scratch pastries.

  • Located at 3400 W. Expressway 83, Ste. 130
  • (956) 322-6382

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MoonBeans Coffee

The heaviest hitter in McAllen, MoonBeans Coffee has been serving up delectable cups of roasted beans since 1999. One taste of their Moon Mud coffee will have you over the stars. They also have tasty pastries that go hand-in-hand with their coffee flavors. With comfy seating and an inviting atmosphere, it’s the ideal place for a study session or a day date with friends.

  • 5401 N. 10th St.


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Semilla Coffee Lab

This specialty coffee lab is known for their signature Tragos that are perfect for a hot day. This minimalistic location features framed artwork, wood countertops and tables, and inventive coffee options offered in a Pyrex flask.

  • Located at 4717 N. 10th
  • (956) 867-4649

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Maison Stivalet

This is a restaurant/café with authentic French-inspired menu items that consist of wine, macaroons, burgers, coffee, and so much more. This chic café features beautiful chandeliers and comfortable seating that are perfect for casual dining.

  • Open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Closed on Monday.
  • Located at 5101 N. 10th
  • (956) 800-4192

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Black Iron Café

Visit one of their three locations in McAllen the next time you’re craving a delicious sandwich and cup of joe. This family-owned café features an ample working space and friendly employees, all in a relaxed setting.

7001 N. 10th St.

  • (956) 627-3380

4001 N. 23rd St. – Inside the McAllen Public Library

  • (956) 379-2074

6200 Tres Lagos Blvd. – Inside the A&M Building

  • (956) 432-0007
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Balanced Brew Coffee

Their philosophy is: the best possible quality, in each cup, to every customer, every time. Always served with sincerity and appreciation for our craft and our customers. And if you have ever visited them, you’ll know they go above and beyond their philosophy. Their large menu has something that will satisfy everyone from coffees to food.

  • 4217 N McColl Rd #1200
  • (956) 627-4112

Explore McAllen for Your New Favorite Café!

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