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Hester's Cafe & Coffee Shop

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1714 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX
361-885-0558
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Please add this restaurant. It is rated #3 on Urbanspoon.com and we tried...
Please add this restaurant. It is rated #3 on Urbanspoon.com and we tried it while on vacation because of their good rating. It's a fantastic place to eat.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed

The food was okay, definitely not up to the hype. I love a good breakfast and really wanted to like the French toast, but it left me lacking. Don't get me wrong the food was good, just not great like I hoped.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Michael N
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Fairview, TX
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Fairview, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food was okay, definitely not up to the hype. I love a good breakfast and really wanted to like the French toast, but it left me lacking. Don't get me wrong the food was good, just not great like I hoped.

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College Station, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Really any place with the items above I'm happy with. I've visited 2x with in just over a week and had a salad and then quiche and salad. Both meals were excellent. Come early to get a seat and when the weather is nice sit outside.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Order at the counter, sit down and they bring you your food. He got the Curlew omelette and I got the Louie Armstrong. Both of our potatoes came out cold. Bacon was thin. He said his omelette had no taste of eggs. No one checked on is after food was brought out. Not sure what the hype is about this... More 

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Boerne, Texas, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Hester's several times now during our trips to Corpus and they never disappoint, for breakfast or lunch. They also have a great selection of coffees and fresh bakery items, which we load up on for our trip back home.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place has a great vibe and food to match. They have a wide variety to meet any palate. I especially like their quiche choices and their homemade soups. You will not be disappointed.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I had a business lunch here after a recommendation. You wait to place your order and it is brought to your table. There are a lot of eclectic combos like poblano corn chowder with half a roast beef with goat cheese sandwich. Lots of uncommon choices for the Corpus food set. I had one of their quiche combos which was... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good variety of food for everyone. I had eggs with fruit and griddle toast only to find out it was french toast and it was fabulous!

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Dallas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hester's was a "must see" on our list of things to do in Corpus Christi. And am I glad we went - amazing coffee!! We only had breakfast, but the menu was quite extensive. We had eggs, toast, fruit, oatmeal. Make sure this is on your to-do list as well.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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231 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the kind of place you would expect to find in a much bigger city like San Antonio or Austin. It has a varied menu and I would say the breakfast and the coffee were good to excellent. We would definitely go back. My only complaint was that I ordered the "Garden of Eaten" which claimed to be topped... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have had their food several times.. Is OK. Almost as if they try too hard. Try to get too fancy. For example.. They serve a BLT made as a pannini that for some reason they feel the need to add avacado. The sandwich without avacado is OK.. Nothing special though. Overall I suggest you look at the menu online before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1714 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361-885-0558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Please add this restaurant. It is rated #3 on Urbanspoon.com and we tried it while on vacation because of their good rating. It's a fantastic place to eat.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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