Tucked between the art galleries of Canyon Road and the historic neighborhood of Acequia Madre, the Downtown Subscription coffeeshop is frequented by locals. The large, high-ceilinged dining room and the garden patio have ample seating and bright light, and it carries more than 2,500 titles of magazines and newspapers, from the New York Times to German Vogue. Standard coffee drinks, finished with an artful swirl of cream, are available, as are more unusual beverages such as hot Mexican mocha with ground Ibarra chocolate. Croissants and sour cream coffee cake, among other pastries, are also offered.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.