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now open

in magical

mystical martindale







coffee. beer. wine.

pizza by the slice, sandwiches, salads.

ice cream. music. fun.










Just eight miles east of San Marcos, Martindale is the perfect mystical day-trip away.  35 minutes from Austin, 45 minutes from San Antonio, 25 minutes from New Braunfels, it's in the middle of nowhere yet in the middle of everything.  Come on over and relax!  You're on Martindale time now.

Martindale is located along the San Marcos river, where you can swim, kayak, canoe, fish, tube or simply sit and watch the blue herons fly and the world go by.  

Join us for drinks, music, food, gifts and revelry!  Together we are building connection and community through good food, good drinks, and good times, while helping to support and sustain the area by selling locally made gifts, using local food and drinks, supporting local musicians, recycling, composting, and encouraging responsible river use.  

Here is our current list of local purveyors:

Loop n Lil's Pizza     (Lockhart)  

SweetTweets Ice Cream (Martindale)

Three Dudes Winery (Martindale)

Middleton Brewing Co. (San Marcos)

Save the World Brewing Co. (Marble Falls)

San Marcos Roasting Co.  (San Marcos)

Springtown Roasters (San Marcos)

Lost Pines Yaupon Tea  (Bastrop/Austin)

Martindale River Cafe and Mercantile



     (512) 668-9049



     415 Main St.
     Martindale, TX 78655


Wed 9-2

Thurs 9-2

     Fri 9-2 / 5-10 (live music 8-10)

     Sat 9-2 / 5-10 (live music 8-10)



food Menu

all prices include tax


baked goods (varies - check for selection) 3

bagel with cream cheese 3

ham n’ cheese or turkey n’ cheese croissant 6

bagel and lox 7

bagel half, cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, capers, spring mix, lemon

Pizza by the Slice (Loop & Lil's - Lockhart)

cheese  3

pepperoni  3.50

pizza of the week  4

check in for Loop & Lil's weekly sensation

Share Plates

cheese plate  11

french brie, english coastal cheddar, manchego, grapes, jam

lockhart plate  11

Kreuz sausage, avocado, cheddar, saltines, tabasco

Sammies - all served with kettle chips, add avocado to any sandwich for +1

roast beef po'boy  10

roast beef, provolone, tomato, lettuce, pickles, mayo on french bread

smoked salmon bagel 10

smoked salmon with cream cheese, capers, red onion, spring mix on a bagel

turkey sammie  9

turkey, swiss, tomato, lettuce, aioli on croissant

ham n’ cheese 8

ham, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, melted on a croissant (mustard available upon request)

tuna salad  9

in house made tuna salad (albacore, apples, celery, onion) lettuce, cucumber on croissant

caprese  9

fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, olive oil, balsamic glaze, on ciabatta bread

peanut butter & jelly  5

pb&j for the kids and kids at heart, choice of bread


garden   7

spring mix, red pepper, cucumber, avocado with olive oil and balsamic glaze (ranch available upon request)

add tuna salad  +2

add turkey +2

add roast beef +3

add smoked salmon +4

caprese 9  

fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, atop spring mix with olive oil and balsamic glaze


cookie 2

ice cream 

plain vanilla, in a cup or cone 3

sundae: vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate or caramel syrup, with whipped cream 4

ice cream bars from SweetTweets (butter pecan, cowboy coffee, chocolate, strawberry, orange dream, oreo, rocky road)  3

milkshakes  4

chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee, mocha, peanut butter, or chocolate peanut butter topped with whipped cream




Drink menu

all prices include tax


Drip   2 (free refills)

Cold Brew  3

Americano 3

Cappuccino 3.50

Mocha 3.50

Latte 3.50

add a shot of syrup (caramel or vanilla) .50 add an espresso shot .50

(espresso drinks can be made hot or iced, with almond milk or cow milk)


Hot Chocolate (with whipped cream) 3

Topo Chico  2.50

Waterloo Sparkling  2

Mexican Coke 2.50

Canned Sodas  1.50

Jarritos 20oz  2.50

Iced Tea  2

Hot Tea  2

Orange Juice 3

Milk  2

Beer on Draft - rotating selection, subject to change

Middleton Brewing Garnet Belgian Amber (San Marcos)  5

Deschutes Black Butte Porter (Oregon) 5

Karbach Love Street (Houston) 5

Canned Beer - rotating selection, subject to change

Karbach Hella Chella 4

Twisted X Mango IPA 4

Hops & Grain River Beer 4

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 4

Independence Stash IPA 4

Karbach Crawford Bock 4

Bell's Lager of the Lakes 4

Michelob Ultra 3

Lone Star Tall Boy 4

Budweiser 3

Bud Light  3

Pearl 3

Canned Cider/Wine - rotating selection, subject to change

Argus Roselle  4

Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer 4

White Claw Hard Seltzer 4

Wine - Glass/Half Carafe

Mimosa (sparkling and orange juice)   glass 6 / half carafe 15

House Red (Cabernet Sauvingon)  glass 6 / half carafe 15

House White (Pinot Grigio)  glass 6 / half carafe 15

House Rose (Dry Rose - California) glass 6 / half carafe 15

Wine - Bottle only - Rotating selection, subject to change

Three Dudes Texas Sweet Red 26

Sparkling Brut Cava (Campo Viejo - Spain)  27

Sparkling Rose (Lucien Albrecht Cremate D'Alsace - France)  36


martindale moments! 

Live Music on the outdoor stage

Kids play area

Books and Games for kids and adults

upcoming events

all shows are from approximately 8:oopm - 10:00pm unless otherwise noted

fri oct 4 kevin galloway (formerly of uncle lucius)

sat oct 5 Sterling Finlay

fri oct 11 grant ewing

sat oct 12 Lost pines bluegrass

fri oct 18 little mazarn

sat oct 19 no music due to private event downtown - cafe will be open for food/drink

fri oct 25 joel hofmann

sat oct 26 juliet mcconkey

fri nov 1 josh halverson

nov 2 jason woolery & friends

fri nov 8 Pretty ricky & hoyt van tanner

fri nov 15 country willie edwards

nov 16 the brothers wayfare

nov 22 noah harris trio

nov 23 juliet mcconkey








Selling locally made arts, crafts, gifts, and take-aways

from the east Central Texas area. 

Candles from Little Green House Candle Company (Austin)

Art Block Prints by Dana Falconberry (Lockhart)

Photograph art prints and local postcards by Chelsea James (Staples)

Assemblage art by Ronnie Weeks (Martindale/Canyon Lake)

Photograph art prints by Rick Malo (Maxwell)

CoffeeSock DIY Kits and Filters (Austin)

Springtown Roasters Coffee (San Marcos)

San Marcos Roasting Company Coffee (San Marcos)

Children's Book "Grow Happy" (author Jon Lasser from Martindale)

Honey from Bee Happy Honey (Martindale)

CD's from Local Musicians

Booker Farms Metal Art (Martindale)