Candlelight Coffee House
3011 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Candlelight Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Deli, American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Dessert, Ice Cream
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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07/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
It was 1105PM maybe. We had a half eaten plate of dip and our group had ran out of the little crackers served with it.
When requesting another handful of crackers, we were informed that since the registered was closed to food orders at 11pm, that we could not get any more crackers. The man working there was rude and told us that we should have portioned the dip more generously per each cracker we were given rather than run out of crackers and have dip remaining.
One group member spoke with the manager/owner about this man's poor behavior and service and we still were not afforded any crackers which could have cost the owner maybe $2.50 if he gave us the entire box of crackers. Instead, the owner lost a life-time of my business for this crude behavior, rules and service when instead, someone could have just grabbed us a handful of crackers.
Once you got use to the way things are ran, it wasn't bad. Odd at first for a 1st timer, but the food was good and the ambiance was laid back and fun. It was more expensive than I thought it should have been for a coffee/wine bar. We went for brunch and there were three of us with a total of about 70.00. A little steep, but it was fathers day and we don't do that often. If it's your first time going, just know that you have to go to the bar to order anything/everything. There is no one there "waiting tables" even though you would expect that with the prices.
02/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I decided to go on Valentine's Day based on a recommendation from a friend. Though we are not wine drinkers, we aspire to open our own coffee shop one day. The atmosphere was nice, though we had to wait for a table and very confused by where to sit. There are main tables and surrounding tables with couches. We sat at one and realized that we were sitting at someones table with them. - The staff 'appeared friendly', but I also noticed eye rolls and deep gasps between shuffling around. - Being a first timer it took me a while to discover that all orders were placed at the bar. On my attempt at the bar, I was overlooked and another groups order was taken before mine. I assume they were regulars, or just fit more of the 'mold' of what the place was all about. - It seemed on this night for lovers that there was a large population of people with an alternative lifestyle. My husband and I felt like a minority. - The food was decent enough. The salad tasted good, just had little to no dressing. The spinach and artichoke dip had a different spin with a variety of crackers. We also had the mousse cake, which was quite good. - We would probably go back. - We enjoyed some quirky things like the local art and the system they used to allow the kitchen staff to know where your food went. The outside patio looked beautiful, though we opted for an indoor table. - Price was a little high for what we had, nearly $40 on just a two non alcoholic beverages, a salad, spinach and artichoke dip, one latte, and a piece of cake.
07/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have visited Candlelight on several occasions and always left in good spirits. One, the atmosphere is incredibly friendly and relaxing. The place supports local art and great artists are showcased every so often. If you are one for hot tea, I would definitely recommend this place. They have a plethora of interesting blends and everything is served on a cute tin tray. The food, ESP the brunch food, is fabulous. Everything has always been incredibly tasty and not too greasy. The brunch is really worth trying out. There is a great selection of foods and drinks and everything tastes very homemade. If you plan on going to brunch, get there early, as the indoor dining space is quite small and fills up fast. The back patio is beautiful at night, as there are gorgeous sculptures set up and golden lights illuminate the grounds. There are games and books to choose from if you plan on lounging around and the place is decked out in very antique looking couches and chairs. You have to order and pay at the bar, which can sometimes get pretty crowded. They then give you a picture so they can identify your table in serving the food. The wait staff is incredibly friendly and consists mainly of guys. Overall a really great place to visit at night and it closes at midnight!
I love going to this place. It's a great place to relax with a bottle of wine with friends or family in the large enchanting patio. Very quiet and lovely setting also inside, decorated with antique tables, sofas and chairs. The staff is great, and the food is very good. And the desserts... they are to die for.
05/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
As a member of a group of 20-30 club members that used to have weekly meetings there we stopped going. The prices continued to go higher even before the gas prices did and thier service kept getting worse. We would request seating for our group before we got there but they woudn't even put 20-30 seats together until we arrived (even though we were there every week). Most time we had to wind up sitting out side because the dining room had gotten full. One evening, it started to rain and they had no room for us inside. We all of had to crowd under this what little covering they did have on the third patio. There was no romm for us and tables, so we all had to eat standing up with rain blowing on us. They said they could not even give us a discount for the trouble. We again asked them if they could arange seating for us knowing we arrive every week at 7:30PM. We were told it was first come first seated and they didn't want to run out of seats for other by reserving so many seats for our group. After the rain inccident, we found another place to have our weekly meetings and the management has no problem with seating us.
It is an ok place to take a date, but a couple of the dates I took there politely hinted we don't go back. Their recipes have changed and the portions have gotten smaller while the price gets higher and service get worse.
02/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Some of my friends and I decided to go over there for dinner. First of all, they told us we would wait for 45 minutes-an hour for a table inside and turned out that they asked us to eat outside (even though it was cold). They made us get up ourselves to order and pay and they tried charging us more for what we ordered.
The staff had a bad attitude and when I looked at the charges to my credit card online I noticed they charged me even MORE than I'd signed for in my receipt. The food wasn't that good either.. definitely not the 30 dlrs they charged me for it!