Get brunch and Mexican coffee from an Airstream at new Fort Worth startup
There's a new food truck coming to Fort Worth featuring two irresistible specialties: Called Café x Jose, it'll open in Near Southside with an innovative Mexican twist on coffee, and Southern brunch.
The business is located in the a shiny Airstream truck in South Main Micro Park, in the parking lot of Soma Winery at 105 S. Main St., joining the Leo's Churro Bar food truck which has been holding court there since mid-2022.
The venture has been in soft opening for the past few weeks, but makes its official debut on January 6.
Cafe x Jose is a collaborative effort founded by José Garza, who brings his background in coffee, while his long-time friend Kyron Christopher handles the food side.
The cafe menu includes coffee and expresso drinks such as lattes, Americanos, and cortados. But the high point will be Garza's selection of drinks made with traditional Mexican ingredients such as a Mexican Mocha, Café de Olla, and an Iced Horchata Latte.
Brunch options are short and sweet: chicken & waffles, a bacon-egg & cheese sandwich, and a ham and Swiss croissant. There's also sweets including bread pudding and muffins.
Garza is a native of Oak Cliff with a lifelong interest in food, starting with cooking at home with his family. Five years ago, he began experimenting with coffee, purchasing a French press, then teaching himself barista skills via YouTube tutorials and demos from friends.
"I enjoy exploring the science and craft behind coffeemaking," he says.
He honed his skills manning a coffee cart at pop-up events and markets in Dallas and Fort Worth. Facing a possible road of catering corporate events and weddings, he instead began planning his own permanent location.
“I just didn’t want to get stuck being at someone else’s party,” he says.
The food truck is but a step. Garza hopes to build a customer base, then open a permanent brick-and-mortar location down the road.
For now, the coffee truck will open on Saturdays and Sundays; Garza still works full-time during the week.
“But if the area picks up and we get local support to where we can be open during the week, then we will,” he says.