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San Antonio Riverwalk Dining Right Outside your Door

The Riverwalk Plaza Hotel proudly presents 3 outstanding food & beverage facilities located on the northern side of on the building’s street level.

These locally-loved hotspots provide delicious coffee, cuisines, and craft cocktails with a high quality difficult to match. 

Whatever you’re craving, there’s always a tasty and affordable option waiting for you at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites.





Everyday | 7 am - 3 pm

Sugarloaph combines exquisite wood-fired roasted coffee with delicious fresh daily-made pastries and baked goods in a true café, pâtisserie, and boulangerie.

Located inside the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel, Sugarloaph is situated in the northwest corner at Villita St. and Dwyer, across from the Bexar County Courthouse. This is Chef Alfredo Barrios' rendition of a proper local downtown coffee shop with a Parisian flare.

At Sugarloaph you'll discover an intimate space for gathering while enjoying a fantastic cup of coffee, as well as meticulously crafted pastries and baked goods.

Chef Alfredo Barrios provide fascinating sweet creations, that are sure to bring your inner child to life.

We are crafters and providers of pleasure, good taste, and a relaxing environment for your daily grind.

Our expert Baristas are sure to get you though your day whether it’s a perfectly crafted espresso, an Irish coffee with an extra shot of Jameson, or whatever your poison may be...

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De Novo


De Novo

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Everyday | 8 am - noon


Everyday | noon - 3 pm




Preserving historical value from its 1920’s building and cohesively lending way to its pre-prohibition era speakeasy bar, De Novo is a fresh farm-to-table fine dining restaurant for both locals and visiting guests from the hotel.

Chef Alfredo Barrios, CEC, CCA, made a career move to helm the food and beverage program at the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel, with the desire to preserve classic French technique in a modern, and relaxed, environment that is reflected in both the dining room, and in the food.

Just steps away from the Bexar County Courthouse, De Novo is Chef Barrios’ flagship restaurant paying homage to his roots of French fine-dining, but with a Californian spirit driven by the freshest ingredients prepared meticulously for his diners.

It is the epi-center of cutting edge cool and hip, where the elegant décor matches the gorgeous food. The dining room is in an extraordinary setting, where modern glamour runs head first into every cleverly situated, and intimate, table.

In keeping with the restoration’s marriage of past and present, the menu is fun and sophisticated, with surprisingly affordable prices.

To create the desired fresh and healthy dishes, De Novo uses:

  • Locally sourced farm-to table certified organic produce
  • Grass-fed certified akaushi beef
  • Free-range chicken
  • Texas hill country free-range quail
  • Wild, line caught Texas Gulf seafood
  • Hand-selected fruits to make fresh squeezed juices
  • Hand-selected, to-order, hydroponic lettuce

De Novo Is a scratch kitchen – this means everything is made from scratch (sauces, preserves, etc.) and there are many gluten-free and vegetarian dishes available!

De Novo is a fun place to visit, especially late at night or on a Sunday or Monday when there aren’t many options open in San Antonio, and is situated minutes from the main Riverwalk attractions.

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The Bar

The Bar

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Monday-Saturday: 3 pm to 2 am

Happy Hour:

Monday-Friday | 3 pm to 6 pm

There is a sense of exhilaration when you go off the grid to a nondescript, old-timey, speakeasy with tinkling ice cubes and proper cocktail crafting.

The Bar, tailored to provide the hotel guests & locals with a unique take on classic and craft cocktails; some dating back to pre-prohibition era.

The Bar is the perfect marriage of local atmosphere without the anxiety of rolling the dice hopping to find your watering hole. With over 250 different bottles, it’s sure to provide a stiff yet refreshing drink, whatever your taste may be.

Start your evening with a Fernet Branca, and progress in to a adventurous night of absinthe drinking. Sit at our bar and rub elbows with industry locals while they have a post shift drink and some late night snacks from De Novo's kitchen.

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Too busy to visit De Novo? Let us deliver food and drinks directly to your guestroom. Better yet, order an ice-cold cocktail to our outdoor swimming pool.



Planning an event at the hotel? Our experienced catering team will work with you to customize menus for luncheons, coffee breaks, banquets, wedding receptions and more. Contact our Sales Department at (210)225-1234 for additional information.

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