Keeping up with the recent changes near the Pearl is surely giving San Antonians whiplash. Last week, two acclaimed San Antonio restaurants — The Granary and Shuck Shack — announced they were shutting down operations in the area. This week, an eclectic Southside coffeehouse announced it was moving in.
A rep confirms that Folklores Coffee House is opening a second location at 1522 E. Grayson St., next-door to long-running bar Betty’s Battalion and across the street from Fort Sam Houston. The team is aiming to open in mid-January.
The opening marks a period of rapid expansion for owners Joel “Tatu” Herrera and Emilie Herrera, who opened the first Folklores on South Flores Street in October 2018. Already well-known in the Alamo City for his decadent catering business, Tatu’s Food Debauchery, Folklores gave Tatu Herrera an opportunity to train his creative lens on drinks.
Madcap drinks like the Siouxsie with chocolate, coffee, and goth black roasted marshmallows, and Joker in the Pack with coffee, cereal milk, and a rainbow cereal garnish, Folklores quickly caught the attention of the Instagram set. The rep says some of those concoctions will appear on the new menu.
The shop will also offer an array of traditional coffee options like lattes, cappuccinos, and other espresso drinks.
It’s not yet clear whether the new Folklores will offer any food. The original offers a few snacks and an assortment of baked goods sourced from local vendors. But locals can be assured of a fun atmosphere and a welcoming experience for all.