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Hare & Hatter Sausage Emporium | Sonoma Plaza

by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Tips are rolling into my inbox faster than I can get out there to try them out. So, I'll just post this one here and ...

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Union Hill Coffee | Sonora Gold Country

by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

Two months ago I had a chance to check out Union Hill Coffee in Sonora. I'd read about its fall opening in Sprudge. h...

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'Bistro Normandie' - Long drive from way up north for some disappointing French pastries! :(

by Charles Yu 20 days ago

Based on a foodie friend's recommendation, I made a special 45 minutes one-way trip from Richmond Hill to give this p...

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Knights Ferry Creamery (and Espresso Bar) in Stanislaus County

by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Last month I took a slight detour off the highway to take a look at the Knights Ferry Historic District and find some...

Cook St Village (Victoria) - ISO of coffee and other recommendations

by islandgirl 11 months ago

My parents are moving into the Cook St VIllage area in Victoria and I'm wondering if anyone has any intel on good pla...


islandgirl commented 1 month ago

Cat & Cloud Coffee | Pleasure Point - Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Five years ago, Mom and I spent two weeks holed up in a vacation rental in Pleasure Point while her home was being re...

Melanie Wong commented 1 month ago

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Pachamama Coop Sacramento Coffee Bar

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A couple weeks ago I had a chance to check out Pachamama Coffee Cooperative's coffee bar in East Sacramento before a ...

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Barefoot Cafe | Campbell

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

My friend and I convened at Barefoot Coffee Roaster's cafe in Campbell to hold our Mardi Gras sweets taste-off. A fir...

Women's Strike - Coffee spots in Downtown Boston

by JNewman 5 months ago

Greetings CH'rs: In honor of the Women's Strike tomorrow, organizers are asking people who have to shop that they sp...

digga commented 5 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen | Pacific Grove

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Happy Girl Kitchen's pickles and preserves were a fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market in San Francisco ove...


tre2012 commented 5 months ago

Red Whale Coffee Bar | San Rafael

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Last month I stopped off in San Rafael to caffeinate on my way north. Red Whale has a coffee bar and lounge in front ...

Melanie Wong commented 5 months ago

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Red's Donuts & Acme Coffee @ Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile | Toro Park - Salinas

by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Castle Rock Coffee & Mercantile is the new cafe on Hwy 68 that took over the wood sculpture space next to Toro Cafe. ...

$18.00 High Tech Cup of Coffee

by zackly 6 months ago

Saw this article today in the NY Post about the pricest cup of coffee in NY. The brewing machine is called "Steampunk...


poser commented 6 months ago

Kelly’s French Bakery and Verve Coffee (Santa Cruz)

by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

During our recent stay in Santa Cruz, we were based in Pleasure Point, not far from Verve Coffee. I had the chance...

Melanie Wong commented 6 months ago

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Haleh Pastry & Cafe | Sunnyvale

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

The Sunnyvale branch of Haleh Pastry, a Persian-style bakery opened a few months ago. Besides the pastries, this spot...

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Jane the Bakery | Western Addition - San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Jane, the cafes, have been joined by Jane the Bakery, opened December 7.

Coffee break on Christmas Day in Vancouver

by grayelf 7 months ago

You need good coffee every day, right? This year, The Only Café on 4th Avenue in Kits will be open to serve you. Any ...


koshfoodie commented 7 months ago

Jack's Coffee | Salinas

by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Jack's Coffee revived the drive-through coffee stand in the parking lot of Nob Hill's shopping center on the south si...

Melanie Wong commented 7 months ago

Klaus Kaffee Haus, Chinatown, Vancouver

by grayelf 9 months ago

Just had a positive report from my brother that the coffee is chocolately rather than citrusy (which he prefers) and ...

grayelf commented 8 months ago

Starbucks - Canal/Lafayette closed today

by olympusnyc 8 months ago

Was passing our usual Starbucks on Canal and Lafayette this afternoon and it was closed with handwritten, fact lackin...


stuartlafonda commented 8 months ago