Rose Hip Market adds coffee, pantry staples to San Antonio – mySA

Coffee in San Antonio continues to bloom across the city, and one java trailer recently made the leap into brick-and-mortar territory. Rose Hip Coffee, a trailer that owned the coffee scene near the corner of Brees and New Braunfels for well over a year with fragrant lattes, can now be found in Olmos Park. 

Katie Best-Richmond first opened the trailer in early 2022 and quickly reconnected with high school friend Tinsley LaScala when the latter stopped by the trailer for her morning brew. The Alamo Heights grads knew each other through theater classes in high school. 

“We’ve gotten to know each other so much better through this,” Best-Richmond said. 

LaScala, a realtor with retail experience in Los Angeles and Austin, was trying to get back into sourcing. She approached Best-Richmond with an idea for a coffee shop retail space next door to Nix Realty, which her mother opened. 

“Agents had stopped going to the office as much, and she didn’t need all this space anymore,” LaScala said. “I was like Katie is killing it, so we started talking.” 

Six months later, after refurbishing a cubicle office space into an airy and bright coffee shop, LaScala and Best-Richmond opened Rose Hip Market in November at 120 W. Olmos Drive. 

Katie Best-Richmond and business partner Tinsley LaScala of Rose Hip Market. 

Katie Best-Richmond and business partner Tinsley LaScala of Rose Hip Market. 

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Those familiar with the coffee trailer can still get their favorite latte and fresh-baked goods, but the shop allows the duo to create more. Coffee shop fans can find brekkie sammies, hippie bars, and overnight oats from their refrigerated section. Said section also contains a robust menu of grab-and-go items including turkey pesto sandwiches, chicken salad wraps, Greek chickpea pitas, grain bowls, and salads. 

The pair also curated a frozen food section with ready-to-heat dinners and bakes. This week’s menu included comfort food favorites like turkey meatloaf (an early favorite for Rose Hip Market patrons), mushroom barley soup, chicken noodle soup, veggie curry, smoked chicken tetrazzini, sausage and egg breakfast casserole, French toast bake, cheddar biscuits, and chocolate chip cookies. 

Keepin' things puro at Rose Hip Market. 

Keepin’ things puro at Rose Hip Market. 

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Peanut butter and candy available at Rose Hip Market. 

Peanut butter and candy available at Rose Hip Market. 

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Baked goods at Rose Hip Market. 

Baked goods at Rose Hip Market. 

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You'll find a little bit of everything for everyone in the family at Rose Hip Market. 

You’ll find a little bit of everything for everyone in the family at Rose Hip Market. 

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Available goods at Rose Hip Market. Jess Elizarraras/MySA

“We want to see a space where you come for coffee in the morning, and you’re able to leave with your lunch, your dinner, and whatever little gift you need for yourself to get through the day,” LaScala said. 

With just two months under their belt, Rose Hip Market is still sourcing vendors across their pantry selection. Though most items are regional, LaScala mentions a few national goodies to keep an eye out for.

The duo will take on brunch this Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22, with pancakes, cheddar biscuits, brekkie sammies, and banana bread toast. Mimosas will come in soon enough once Rose Hip Market’s beer and wine permit is approved. 

“Because who doesn’t want to drink wine In this space?” Best-Richmond asked. “In front of a show pony,” LaScala added while pointing to their eye-catching wallpaper. 

Rose Hip Market is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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