Cafe CoCol Is One Of The Hottest Spots To Open In Socorro
CoCol coffee bar is brewing up chill vibes and delish eats in Socorro's Art District.
Have you been to Socorro lately? There is a thriving art community and new places like CoCol where you can stop in for a drink and a nosh.
Family and tradition are two essential ingredients that led to CoCol's opening, one of the hottest spots in Socorro.
CoCol is one of the newest coffee bars that opened last month at Casa Apodaca along the historic Mission Trail in Socorro.
After working for Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Cafe for a few years, Liz Carlos decided to open a coffee shop with help from her long-time friend Enrique Lozano, owner and executive chef at El Charlatan.
Lozano had just found a spot for his restaurant at Casa Apodaca, and with a vacant place next door, he quickly called Carlos to take advantage of the sprawling space.
Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of CoCol, Liz Carlos. At the time, she had just acquired the space inside Casa Apodaca, which just so happens to share a corridor with El Charlatan restaurant, where patrons can hop from one spot to the other. At the time of our meeting, Carlos enthusiastically shared her vision with me, giving me an idea of what she planned to do with the new space.
Half a year later, I visited with Liz again to see how things were going, and she lit up just as before as she showed off her dream come true in CoCol.
While Casa Apodaca is a former adobe home and Airbnb, CoCol adds a rustic feel with a modern and clean flare while keeping it cozy with a comfy home down feel.
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CoCol serves up a variety of coffee selections from fresh drip, espressos, and lattes to pastries, soups, quiche, sandwiches, as well as wine and weekend brunches.
Inspired by her grandfather, who would refer to his coffee as CoCol, Liz chose that name for her coffeehouse in his honor, saying it was "un homenaje a mi familia" ("an homage to my family").
Liz Carlos has been hustling and chasing down her dream for years now, and she mentioned to me that she couldn't have accomplished any of it if it weren't for the support she received from her family and friends who not only believed in her but CoCol.
So if you haven't hit up Socorro in a while, may I suggest you make a stop at CoCol and support a female-owned business that's 100% homegrown and brewed with love.
- 10180 Socorro Rd., TX 79927
- Tuesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.