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5425 S Padre Island Dr, Inside Half Price Books, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-5301
361- 999 - JAVA
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit here often. Meet candidates here as it a quiet public place. Coffee creations are great. They baked all their own cookies, cakes, pies and cheesecakes. Roast their own coffee. They are very friendly and helpful. I think this is one of the nicest places to enjoy a cup o coffee, or other beverage. Somehow I am always tempted... More 

Thank CAHI57
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great selection of single origin coffees and fresh baked desserts. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It's attached to Half Price Books so you can peruse the stacks while drinking a delicious coffee. Weekend evenings they have local artists play inside the cafe. There's outdoor and indoor seating and it's very quaint. There is wi-fi access as well. Just... More 

Thank Dana G
Corpus Christi, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Cafe Calypso is attached to Half Price Books. You can read while you drink your coffee or other beverage. They have live entertainment some nights - mainly weekends, I think. The performers I have seen and heard have been good - not so loud that you can't carry on a conversation or concentrate on a book. The coffee is comparable... More 

Thank VWest
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Awesome coffee and treats. Friendly staff. Only down side is cash only. Other than that it is a nice place to enjoy great cup of joe.

Thank xfallen4starx
Panama City Beach, Florida
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

A hidden gem located inside Half-Price Books. Great coffee drinks, comparable prices and friendly staff. The plaza is located in front of Hobby Lobby - so ideal for me - books, crafts and iced coffees! ;)

Thank HS C
South Padre Island, Texas
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Great location in Moore Plaza shopping center. It's a great place you can sit and drink your coffee or walk around and look at the great discount half priced books. Customer service is always great here and so is the coffee. It's too expensive though.

Thank nightbird69
Moab, Utah
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

The quiche was amazing, highly reccomend for a quick yummy breakfast. Service was great and friendly. I will be returning

Thank Stephanie B
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I like to go here for the atmosphere and the coffee. The owners and staff are wonderfully nice. The coffee is fresh and robust. The iced and hot tea is my daughters favorite. We enjoy the atmosphere of eclectic people. I like the vibe!

Thank vacationfamily3
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Discovered this place a few years ago when I would come to Corpus to visit relatives. After moving down here, it became my go-to place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee that was not a chain. Their roasts are excellent, and they have some other outstanding coffee concoctions, like Vietnamese or something called a Buzz-Wizer. Their chicken salad... More 

Thank EB-n-JG
Loveland, OH
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

They have very little. I went there expecting to have a selection of sandwiches, based on the picture here on TA. Sorry. Had three choices - ham/cheese, turkey/cheese and chicken salad. No tomatoes, lettuce or other items to put on the sandwiches. On either bagel or croissant. I did not have the coffee so can't comment on it but don't... More 

Thank mysei

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5425 S Padre Island Dr, Inside Half Price Books, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-5301
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361- 999 - JAVA

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?