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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.

Tim Horton's Goes All In With Pumpkin Spice Menu

Fall 2019 is looking like it might be the pumpkin spiciest season on record. First, we had the engrossing news that Hormel would be releasing the chic Pumpkin Spice Spam we've all been clamoring for...
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Babaloo Cuban Cafe | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On Friday I headed to Babaloo Cuban Cafe on its two-month anniversary. The owner, Gladys Parada, operated a lunch truck that I never managed to try, and finally opened this sunny cafe at The Press ...

San Francisco's The Mill is selling fresh produce & pantry staples

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The Mill is open daily from 8am to 2pm. Besides the fabulous Josey Baker bread, toast and coffee, it has add fresh produce and pantry staples (yeast! flour! eggs!) to the line-up. The Mill 736 ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Backhaus | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On a recent Sunday, I recently stopped by Backhaus, the new bakery in downtown San Mateo, for the first time. Just after noon, the shelves were already pretty decimated. I chose the whole wheat-cho...

HeBrews Coffee | Bethel Church - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Before coming to Redding, I knew nothing about Bethel. This religious community served as Salvation Army's donation & distribution center during the Carr Fire (August 2018). The HeBrews coffee coun...

Kolaches @ Caffe Pagato in Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

One more flat white before heading home from the Carr Fire deployment (August 2018). Caffe Pagato sources from a variety of coffee roasters. This time, I had the single origin Costa Rican beans fro...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

Mission Hill Creamery | Santa Cruz

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Despite having tried and liked Mission Hill's when it opened in 2010 https://www.chowhound.com/post/fabulous-news-ice-cream-groupies-santa-cruz-728967 , some how it took me till Summer 2018 to retu...

Voyager Craft Coffee | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Usually my reports about coffeehouses lead with a photo of the coffee product. But for Voyager Craft Coffee, the staff add such an extra special dimension to the experience. So welcoming and joyful...

Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe | Coloma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

In May I visited Coloma intending to see Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. But then the deluge started. Instead I ducked into Argonaut Cafe to warm up and enjoy the park's greenery from...

Totem Coffee Roasters | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

My last mouthful in Hangtown was at Totem Coffee Roasters. Yes, Placerville has its own small batch, artisanal coffee roaster. While my cappuccino ($3.86) was well-made, the Guatemalan-Peru ble...

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 2 years 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,...

Iced coffees, frozen blended iced coffees, freddos, frappes, Vietnamese iced coffees, iced cappuccinos, etc south of 42nd St

prima
by prima 11 months ago

Are there any coffee shops you would recommend? I'm not interested in cold brew iced coffees. Cold brew is lost on me. I've been to Blue Bottle, Joe , Cafe Grumpy and Birch on past visits, b...

Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...

Never Coffee Lab | SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

First stop on arrival in Portland was the tiny cafe of Never Coffee Lab for a cappuccino. Made with "Les Truves", a blend of beans from high elevation sites in Peru and Ethiopian, this was bright w...

Babka by Ayélet | Palo Alto - Town & Country Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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....