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Coffeehouse

A great coffeehouse has excellent ambiance, good music, and craveable coffee. Talk with Chowhounds about the best coffeehouses near you, plus share your opinions on what makes a coffeehouse worthy of a visit.

Everything You Need to Know About Those Fancy Starbucks Reserves

There are about 32 Starbucks Reserve Bars, all in the U.S. and Canada. Each is like a regular Starbucks but with a bit more glam. Since the company expects 20 percent of its locations worldwide to join...
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Babka by Ayélet | Palo Alto - Town & Country Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On the Third Day of (Jewish) Christmas, a field trip to the new babka bakery and coffee shop. The Four Barrel coffee logo was displayed but the La Marzocco espresso machine on the counter had not b...

Coffee in Paris/Whole bean

Cocinero Cubano
by Cocinero Cubano 1 month ago

All - My family and I are heading to Paris and I'd like to get suggestions of solid coffee houses to visit. We're staying in the 1st arrondissement but I'm willing to walk a bit and metro if th...

Morning at Ottimo | Yountville - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

When I complained about the wretched coffee during my previous visit to Napa Valley, https://www.chowhound.com/post/napa-valley-coffee-roasting-company-st-helena-1062509 https://www.chowhound.com...

Ballast Coffee | West Portal - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In need of a place to meet in the neighborhood, a couple friends and I picked Ballast Coffee to try. It's a modern cafe with some outdoor seating. Ballast roasts its own beans and has a special bea...

"JW Patisserie," Richmond Hill – A brave new kid in town with the hope of de-thronging ‘DUO’?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Around the same time frame as fans of ‘Games of Throne’ were witnessing the act of bravery exhibited by the ‘Unsullied’ and ‘Dorthraki’ in marching against the ‘Northern Night Walkers’ in the dark....

Returning to Manhattan for several days, where would you recommend for brunch, lobster, dumplings, borscht, blintzes, Russian food, Turkish food, Scandinavian food and more?

prima
by prima 1 year ago

I tend to lean towards innovative and less common 'ethnic' foods over French food/bagels/burgers/pizza/steak. Love Russian, Georgian, Turkish, Afghan, Scandinavian, Serbian, Mexican, Malaysian,...

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roaster Land Park/Curtis Park Cafe, Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last summer this Kiwi roaster opened a third location in Land Park/Curtis Park. Near the AirBnB where I stayed in January, I checked it out before leaving town. A difference here is that the cafe o...

Flipped Doughnuts in Dana Point

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In January, we stopped here after a visit to the Saturday morning farmers market. Flipped Doughnuts has an interesting product mix . . . donuts, espresso drinks, boba tea and Korean fried chicken. ...

Camellia Coffee Roasters | Sacramento - WAL Public Market

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In January I had a chance to sit down at the newish cafe in WAL Public market by Camellia Coffee Roasters. The flat white-ish style cappuccino from this new roaster and cafe was terrific. Dense and...

Linea Caffe in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

The crowd-funded venture with food by Anthony Mynt and coffee by Andrew Barnett is getting closer to opening... https://twitter.com/andrewbbarnett/status/372378540483682304/photo/1 Linea Caffe ...

Jan 10 only, $1 any coffee or tea @ Coffeebar, Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Tomorrow marks one year since we first opened our doors in Menlo Park. To celebrate our birthday, get any coffee or tea for just $1, all day Thursday, 1/10. Limit one per person, in person only. ...

Theory Collaborative| Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

The third local coffee roaster I tried in Redding in August is Theory Collaborative. As one local friend quipped, it's kind of a stealth coffee company, not offering any clue in the name of the bu...

Spearhead Coffee | Paso Robles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A year ago we made a planned pitstop at Spearhead Coffee in Paso Robles. Indeed it does have nice rest rooms. And a pleasant environment for enjoying the morning brew.

Heritage Roasting Company | Shasta Lake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

During my time in Redding during the Carr Fire in August, another fabulous coffee house and roaster with a mission that I tried was Heritage Roasting Company, a little further north in Shasta Lake....

Coco Donuts & Coffee | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

After lunch at XLB https://www.chowhound.com/post/xlb-boise-ne-portland-1076545 , I considered heading downtown where the new headquarters of Blue Star would be giving away free donuts. Naw, that w...

Gaslamp Cafe | SOMA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

On Friday I happened upon Gaslamp Cafe to get some coffee, and stumbled upon a delicious duck and chicken hash breakfast, as reported here, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1018167?commentId=96681...

Compass Coffee Roasting | Eliot - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Monday, our final day in Portland, was my chance to sleep in after four days of indulgence. https://www.chowhound.com/post/kargi-gogo-opens-wednesday-july-18-1074199?commentId=10138532 But I did wa...

Cup & Bar | Artisan Quarter - Central Eastside Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

On the lazy morning after entertaining Saturday night, https://www.chowhound.com/post/green-beans-pastrami-sandwich-hack-1076153 , we made our way to Cup & Bar to start our day.