There's a new way to relax on the beach, and it involves a building made entirely of shipping containers. Ten, to be exact! Island Joes Coffee Shop is a new beachfront cafe on Padre ISland and offers gorgeous views of the water from all around the shop. Even better, you can sip on tons of tasty drinks while you're there.
The father and son duo Bryan and Andrew Tumlinson had the grand idea of combining ten shipping containers and an outdoor patio and turning it into a coffee shop/gallery combo. Their idea was grand indeed and has been a smash hit ever since its opening. Bryan's stunning photography is displayed throughout the shop and up for sale! So while you're sipping on one of their delicious drinks, you'll feel like you're in an art gallery right on the beach.
Their menu has everything from cold brew to espressos to lattes, and of course, smoothies! Whatever drink you're in the mood for, Island Joes Coffee Shop has it. So whether you're just waking up and about to hit the beach, or you're just finishing your day and need something to cool off, you're at the right place. They're open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 8 PM and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 7 PM.
Their menu has some food options as well, so don't worry over going hungry. They're constantly hosting events like Open Mic Night, so hit their social media up to stay up-to-date on the latest event they're hosting. Hurry to the beach now, there's tons to do and this should be at the top of your list. Surfs up!
Island Joes Coffee & Gallery
Cuisine: Coffee and other tasty drinks!
Address: 14829 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Why you need to go: This coffee shop is different from any other! The views are incredible and it sits right on the beach so you'll be smelling the refreshing salt water the whole time. Not to mention, it's eco-friendly!