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Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse

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100 E Swordfish St., South Padre Island, TX 78597
19567618463
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established in 1999, Grapevine Café’s original owners created a simple...
Established in 1999, Grapevine Café’s original owners created a simple restaurant offering breakfast and lunch favorites from traditional Mexican and American recipes. Under new ownership since 2006, the Grapevine Café has grown considerably in concurrence with the beautiful and surrounding city of South Padre Island, Texas. In many ways, we are still that casual eatery that serves delicious, simple and affordable food. Today, our menu boasts a greater variety of choices. We have added healthier menu items that are vegetarian and gluten free. We also offer a full line of gourmet, freshly ground coffee drinks and teas from our popular espresso bar. We take great pride in serving food that is made in-house, fresh and daily from proprietary, authentic recipes.
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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite place for Breakfast!

Love the breakfast, the staff, and the ambiance. Feel good and real good food. Portions are huge - I always leave with a take out box. Get ready for a wait they have quite the fan club. Great coffee too and super nice service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Connie M
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English first
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Love the breakfast, the staff, and the ambiance. Feel good and real good food. Portions are huge - I always leave with a take out box. Get ready for a wait they have quite the fan club. Great coffee too and super nice service.

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

I love that you love our breakfast, Connie! I appreciate your compliments on everything the service to our coffee, and I can't wait to share this with the team. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent food! Generous portions for great cost. Food was delicious. Make sure though you go early on weekends for breakfast. Went Saturday at about 8 AM and little wait. Went Sunday at about 10 AM and waited 45 minutes but it was definitely worth it!

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

I'm happy you enjoyed both of your visits! I really appreciate your compliments on our food and our portions. I hope we'll see you the next time you're in the area! All my best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good food for a fair price. Breakfast and lunch only. Also open off season. Good servers with good advice for kids as to size of portion, etc.

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words about our food and the service! I'll be sure to pass this along to the team. Thanks for the vote of confidence! Best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

Mission,TX
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Been coming here for breakfast for over 20 years when we vacation in the area. Our family has always been pleased with the food and the service...Clean Restrooms...

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

It honestly means the world to me to read that you always enjoy your visit, especially over the past 20 years! I appreciate your compliments on our food and the service, and I can't wait to share this with the team. Looking forward to your return! Until next time, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

Amarillo, Texas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been here 3 times and have nothing but great things to report. Friendly hospitality and really good food. Supersized 5-egg breakfast taco are my go-to. I typically save some for lunch. Gulf shrimp and Grits are pretty amazing. Hard to mess up a Belgian waffle but theirs is good. Huevos a la Mexicana is worth $1000. I'm pretty picky about... More 

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

It's a pretty awesome to hear that we've nailed it every time! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our breakfast tacos to our Huevos a la Mexicana. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Grapevine has delicious coffee! I ordered the French Toast with a side of bacon - prepared just the way I like them. Our server was thorough, funny, knowledgeable about the restaurant, and helpful with local info, too. Great way to start the day!

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

That's our goal -- to start your day off right, so it means a lot to me that we could do that for you! I really appreciate your compliments on everything from our coffee to the service, so I'll be sure to share your kind words with the team. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Quite possibly the worst restaurant I've been to in years. Went for breakfast and long story short- French toast came out black, I mean, BLACK! The waitress saw our reaction and asked if we wanted the kitchen to remake it... YES! Very surprised they would let it go out of the kitchen that way to begin with. The waffle was... More 

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Rachel, it's truly disheartening to read about your visit. We use the freshest ingredients and all of our dishes are made fresh, so I'd like to personally apologize for the way your meals came out. I can assure you, this isn't our standard. I'd really love to resolve this for you, so if you'd like to discuss this further, please... More 

Bastrop, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went to breakfast here twice. The breakfast menu had a variety of options. Enjoyed the omelets (I had the crab with avocado) , stole a taste of the pancakes and they were tasty, the Migas were decent, not the best I've had but good. Service was great as was the coffee. Would definitely go back.

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

From our breakfast menu to our coffee, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed everything! I appreciate your compliments on the service, so I know the team will love reading this. Looking forward to your return! Until next time, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

South Padre Island, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had lunch there, the food was okay but the service was way off. Empty tea glasses and just slow. They might be better at breakfast.

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

I have to admit, it's pretty surprising to read about your visit. Your experience is our top priority, so I apologize if you received a different impression. That said, I appreciate your feedback, so if you'd like to discuss this further, please feel free to give us a call. Best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate one lunch and two breakfasts here during our stay. The staff are knowledgeable about gluten free restrictions and cross contamination. The food was good and well-priced.

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Douglas K, Manager at Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse, responded to this review

What wonderful news that you were able to stop by for both breakfast and lunch during your trip! I really appreciate your compliments on our staff and our food, so I know the team will love reading this. Hope to see you the next time you're in the area! All my best, Doug Krawczynski, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E Swordfish St., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 19567618463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Established in 1999, Grapevine Café’s original owners created a simple restaurant offering breakfast and lunch favorites from traditional Mexican and American recipes. Under new ownership since 2006, the Grapevine Café has grown considerably in concurrence with the beautiful and surrounding city of South Padre Island, Texas. In many ways, we are still that casual eatery that serves delicious, simple and affordable food. Today, our menu boasts a greater variety of choices. We have added healthier menu items that are vegetarian and gluten free. We also offer a full line of gourmet, freshly ground coffee drinks and teas from our popular espresso bar. We take great pride in serving food that is made in-house, fresh and daily from proprietary, authentic recipes.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?