Marfa’s The Sentinel Serves Up Coffee, Cocktails, and News in a Historic Adobe Setting

The Sentinel, a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and event venue located in Marfa, Texas, combines local independent journalism with a unique dining experience. Housed in a historic adobe building over a century old, The Sentinel is home to The Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International newspapers, making it a one-of-a-kind destination for patrons seeking a blend of news and refreshments.

Open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Sentinel offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, and cocktails to its customers. The establishment is committed to serving homemade food, with a menu that includes tacos, sandwiches, fresh salads, and daily baked goods. In addition, The Sentinel also features an assortment of local artisan merchandise, perfect for Big Bend gifts or souvenirs.

Besides its unique culinary offerings, The Sentinel provides a versatile and picturesque venue for weddings, company events, and other gatherings. The 4,500-square-foot space features modern Southwestern design elements, native plants, a fully operational industrial kitchen, a concrete slab bar, multiple open spaces, a fireplace, and a natural patio with both covered and uncovered areas. The venue is also available for commercial photo or video shoots.

By supporting local, independent journalism through its sales and events, The Sentinel is a distinctive Marfa destination that combines the best of food, drink, and news in an unforgettable setting.


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