You could pop 10 wheelies on Bishop Avenue on a Tuesday morning and never have to avoid a car.
There is plenty of parking.
While some temporarily closed retail shops, galleries and salons are boarded up for security, many food-based businesses are hanging on through the economic shutdown.
That includes La Reunion coffee shop, which opened in November. As the newcomer in a market with five or six competitors within a mile, La Reunion comes correct.
They have the first Modbar AV espresso machine in Texas.
Here’s what Eater said about them:
La Reunion comes from caffeine aficionado Mike Mettendorf, who kicked off his career at Caribou Coffee in 2005 as a teen, working up the barista ranks and going on to open State Street Coffee inside The Alcove in 2013. In charge of the coffee program at La Reunion is general manager Ali Abderrahman, who was the highest-placing barista from Texas in the 2019 U.S. Barista Championship.
The shop now offers drive-through service from their curbside tent set-up, and you can pay ahead online. La Reunion doesn’t have its full menu available, but they’re selling coffee, wine, growlers and breakfast burritos.
Besides that, the shop offers free coffee to medical professionals and furloughed service-industry employees.
And that’s not all.
The boutique doesn’t have all of their products online, but they sell organic ground coffee imported from Paris as well as things like mustard, crackers, cookies, olives canned fish, teas and soaps.
They also have a Saturday market with French pastries.