The perfect balance of sweet and spice, chai is the quintessential drink for coziness as the weather cools. Here are five Coastal Bend chai drinks to try around the region.
Hug in a Mug
With a cozy atmosphere and plenty of drinks to choose from, Coffee Waves has been a longtime staple in the world of local coffee. The “Hug in a Mug” combines a delicious chai blend with coconut syrup and soy milk. When served hot, it feels like a warm embrace — but the iced counterpart, the Cold Shoulder, is equally delicious. 5738 S Alameda St
The Dirty Chai
Island Joe’s Coffee & Gallery
Built from recycled shipping containers, Island Joe’s offers a casual environment where everyone gets a welcoming greeting and a great cup of coffee. This spot is perfect if you’re looking for something with an extra kick of caffeine. The Dirty Chai, a classic chai latte with a shot of espresso thrown in, combines sweet spices with a smooth coffee taste. 14829 S Padre Island Dr
Classic Hot Chai
Located in the heart of Port Aransas, this coffee destination offers one of the most distinctive atmospheres in the Coastal Bend. With a beachy vibe, its classic hot chai latte is an incredible choice. Better yet, the outdoor swings offer the opportunity to enjoy the cooler weather while sipping on your chai. 345 N Alister St
The Coffee MUGG
Inspired by all things Harry Potter, this delightful local shop recently expanded to offer even more magic. While menu additions with seasonal twists are always available, the tried and true Hagrid’s Remedee never fails: The themed beverage is a classic chai latte with cinnamon and your choice of milk. 1112 Morgan St
Main Street Coffee Co.
Like a scene out of a Hallmark movie set in a small town, Main Street Coffee House in Rockport has an inviting warmth. The Vanilla Chai adds another layer of comfort, with a deliciously spiced chai blend combined with vanilla syrup to offer a sweet and spicy treat this season. 802 E Main St