Old gas station turns into popular sandwich cafe

Flavor Favs: The Station Cafe

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - What started out as an old gas station is now the home of a popular sandwich shop on 701 S. St. Mary's. The Station Cafe is home to unique sandwiches like the turkey chupacabra, the station reubanation, and Pete's fire.

"Sandwiches evolve, and there's not too many independent sandwich places in San Antonio," owner Jon Rowe said.

The Station Cafe first started out as a tap room called The Filling Station. While The Filling Station still stands, Rowe was able to expand to a cafe. At first only pizza slices were served and then he was able to get creatve with sandwiches.

"We do make our own break and all of our sauces are unique," Rowe said. "What you get here you really can't get anywhere else."

Some of the sauces can get a bit spicy. There are a few sandwiches that have sauces made out of habanero or ghost peppers.

"I was amazed at the number of people who really have a high tolerance for heat," Rowe said.

The Station Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 11 am until 9 pm. For a look at their menu click here.

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