About

Open Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
418 Villita Street, San Antonio, TX  78205
210-223-4700

Located in the heart of San Antonio, La Villita Café offers visitors an ideal spot for relaxation and refreshment whether you stop in for breakfast, lunch, a drink or a quick snack.

BRING THE TASTE OF LA VILLITA CAFE TO YOUR EVENT
La Villita Cafe is also available for parties and business luncheons. Contact us at 210-223-4700 or e-mail info@lavillita.com.

DINE IN, OUT, OR TAKE IT TO GO
Whether you dine inside or opt for an outdoor seat, the ambiance of San Antonio will surround you. Inside the cafe, watch the rays of sunlight stream in through the large glass windows. In celebration of La Villita’s artistic heritage, watercolor paintings by local artists line the walls. Outside seating is available if you prefer to watch as shoppers stroll the charming grounds of the historic arts village. In a hurry or on the go? La Villita Cafe will wrap it up for you so you can head on your way!

LOCATED IN HISTORIC LA VILLITA
Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was San Antonio’s first neighborhood. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures. In 1836, La Villita was the site of General Santa Ana’s cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo and a map from early that year showed the village to be of considerable size.

Late in the 19th century European immigrants from Germany and France moved into the area. These pioneers became San Antonio’s business leaders, bankers, educators, and craftsmen. The cultural mix that occurred at this time is best illustrated by the variety of architectural styles reflected in La Villita’s buildings. The architecture portrays the evolution of buildings from palisado to Victorian Houses.

The first part of the 20th century saw La Villita decline into a slum area. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city fathers led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving art community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past.