Sad shutters

San Antonio coffee shop closes after 5 years on the Northwest Side

San Antonio coffee shop closes after 5 years on the Northwest Side

Cuppencake San Antonio
Cuppenbear has now left the building. Cuppencake/Facebook

After five years, a Dominion-area coffee house and bakery has turned off the ovens. In an Instagram post, Cuppencake at 22211 I-10 W. announced its closing on September 28.

An employee at Werkplaats Elite Business Suites, operated by the same owners, confirmed the shutter but offered no further details. The post simply thanks longtime customers for the years of support.

The closure appears to have been sudden. During late June, the concept seemed to be in expansion mode, trumpeting new menu items and hiring new staff.

Since opening in late 2014, Cuppencake has been a favorite of the Dominion Springs neighborhood. True to its name, it served a wide variety of cupcakes, but mini cheesecakes in flavors like cookies and cream, confetti, and key lime were just as popular.

In addition to its intricately decorated sweets, the cafe prided itself on a contemporary, inviting atmosphere. A giant stuffed mascot, Cuppenbear, watched over the interior, serving as sign-holder and selfie prop.

The cafe also served savory food during the day. Breakfast included quiche, oatmeal, and fluffy house-made biscuits, while lunch focused on deli-style sandwiches and a trio of composed sandwiches.

It’s unclear if the vacated space will make room for another concept. Werkplaats, which is located in the floor above Cuppencake, will continue operating as usual.