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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 year 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 ...

Coffee and Tea in Toronto, 2021

prima
by prima 5 months ago

With so many Starbucks and a few Aroma locations closing, and shorter hours, I found myself frustrated while looking for coffee last Sunday, right at the corner near the HotDocs theatre and Pauper'...

Coffee shops with patios, heated and unheated

prima
by prima 9 months ago

Unheated patio Krave on St Clair W 5 Elements 521 (on the Danforth , hope it is still open) Heated patio Boxcar Social at Summerhill

April 17, Bay Area Businesses Against Asian Hate, Day of Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Today, Saturday, April 17 is the Day of Action against Asian Hate. More than 100 Bay Area businesses have committed to a solidarity action to fight racism, such as "Donating a portion of profits fr...

City Garden Doughnuts & Coffee | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Early in the year, I took note of the new black and white signage for City Garden as construction was in progress. It finally opened on June 2, National Donut Day.

Cafe Sierra Negra to open in Abiquiú

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

While I was sad to read that Flourchild's Bakery https://www.chowhound.com/post/abiquiu-ghost-ranch-bodes-general-store-flourchilds-bakery-1087428 closed this summer, a victim of the pandemic, the ...

Interesting espresso interview from 2018/2019

Eiron
by Eiron 7 months ago

I was looking for info specifically on pre-infusion and came across this article. I was glad to hear his description of the process matches what my Heat Exchange boiler machine provides, but also f...

Linea Caffe in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 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 ...

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Black Jet Baking Company | Bernal Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

On Thanksgiving Day I gave thanks for bakers like this who make extra pies for walk-ins like me who were too indecisive to pre-order. Black Jet had posted on IG that it had a few extra pies and wou...

Potica @ Blossom's Farmstore & Coffeeshop, Corralitos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

On the hottest Sunday in August, I had an initial visit to Blossom's Farmstore in Corralitos after shopping at the farmers market. Thanks to Carl for the recommendation! https://www.chowhound.com/p...

Killiney Kopitiam in Palo Alto

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by Mul 10 months ago

Killiney Kopitiam is originally from Singapore, one of the famous Kopitiam. They recently open their first US branch in Palo Alto. I ordered their Kopi (black coffee with condensed milk). Very ...

Squatch's | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Sorry I missed posting this on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, but better late than never. Squatch's is a social enterprise supporting the Sozo Student Center. It's a coffeehouse that al...

Paciugo Gelato | Hermosa Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

After eating mariscos, I always want something sweet. Following lunch at Coni' Seafood in January 2019, https://www.chowhound.com/post/coniseafood-2-people-1015906?commentId=10192045 , we headed to...

Yume Gelato | East Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In October a friend and I capped off our evening with a stop at Yume Gelato after dinner nearby at Origami. The shop had been open less than two months, offering housemade gelato, as well as tea an...

Reborn Coffee | Corona del Mar - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On the first morning of my September getaway to the OC, I rolled out of bed a bit late to wander over to Reborn Coffee, the neighborhood’s roaster. Still, I did get dressed, unlike the lady in the ...

Hip Hop Juice Box | Emeryville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I pulled up to black-owned cafe and music venue, Hip Hop Juice Box, in Emeryville for some refreshment and to break up my drive. My first time here. Outside, tables and chairs are set...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...