San Marcos Square

Among our treasures, locally-owned shops and restaurants, bistros, and nightspots adorn every corner of historic downtown San Marcos, fueling America’s favorite vacation pastimes – shopping and eating!

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Bring along your appetite and savor our rich, local flavor, gourmet Texas Fusion, ethnic flair, plus a wide array of traditional favorites. You’ll love our charming neighborhood cafés, our college “hang-outs,” and local favorites. Some great places for breakfast include Cafe on the Square, Babe's Doughnut & Coffee, and Blue Dahlia Bistro.

Have a delicious lunch at Root Cellar Cafe serving anything from a sandwich or salad made from local produce to your pub favorites at Sean Patrick's Irish Pub. If you need something a little sweet to get you through the day, stop in and have an ice cream cone at Rhea's Ice Cream. Rhea's creates some interesting flavors, such as Maple Bacon and Big Red. Other amazing sweet stops include Smoothie Warriors,  Gil's Broiler and Manske Roll Bakery, and The Sweet Spot.

Unique gifts, trendy boutiques, cool art, vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry and handmade furniture are all in the bag when you shop in the historic downtown square. In the mood to reclaim vintage clothing and make it your own? Love Buzz, Old Soul Exchange, and Vagabond Vintage

What's Near Here?

  • 111 East San Antonio Street
  • (512) 393-2277

Recently restored, the 1909 Hays County Courthouse is nestled in the center of the Downtown Square. Historic exhibits are now housed in its lower floors.

  • 121 E Hopkins
  • (512) 393-8430

What may seem like an average alley to passersby is actually one of San Marcos’ hidden gems! With eclectic murals both large and small, twinkly lights strung overhead and, of course, scenic views of the Hays County Courthouse – Kissing Alley is the heart of Downtown San…