Have you BEAN to these Cafés? If NOT, then you’re missing out. These cafes are not only good but they’re also unique and original in their own way. Our team consists of a coffee expert, Vlad Kotserubov, so you know you won’t be disappointed in the coffee and our lovely Anna Stromko who brought the cafe to life through her words.


The Pour Choice – (Downtown Auburn)

177 Sacramento St, Auburn, CA 95603

The Pour Choice is a sleek, modern coffee shop in Downtown Auburn. In addition to the stunning interior look of the shop, The Pour serves a mean cup of coffee with incredible latte art. What makes this cafe unique is that they have such a wide menu selection. You can go from a morning cup of coffee with a friend to enjoying a wonderful cheese and meat board with a delicate glass of wine. They have over 20 different kinds of beer on tap as well as kombucha. Their balcony seating allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Auburn.

Must try:

A cup of latte art paired with almond butter honey toast
Chess board paired with a glass of wine


Four Score Coffee – (Roseville)

327 Lincoln St, Roseville, CA 95678

Four Score Coffee is a coffee shop that is extremely passionate about the coffee culture. It’s a great environment for studying and getting away from the hectic college campus scene. This café roasts their own coffee beans to deliver the perfect cup of coffee that can be accompanied by fresh baked pastries. Their Rosemary Latte is something everyone has to try when stopping by.

Must try:

Rosemary Latte


Four Barrel Coffee – (San Francisco)

375 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Four Barrel Coffee will not disappoint you coffee lovers. They roast their own beans in the heart of the coffee shop and serve their coffee in clay cups to maintain an earthly feel. So whenever anyone leaves with a cup of coffee, they take a part of a great experience with them.

Must try:

Cappuccino in a clay pot


The Workshop Cafe – (San Francisco)

180 Montgomery St #100, San Francisco, CA 94104

The Workshop Cafe is a dreamland for college students. Located in the heart of San Francisco, this coffee shop is an ideal place for university students to study. The Workshop Cafe serves many different specialty coffee drinks. In the front of the café, they have a seating area to enjoy a cup of coffee. In the back, it’s a totally different environment. Whether you’re there for a meeting, study session or just to do homework, you’ll find the room that meets your needs. Choose from rooms equipped with an unlimited supply of outlets and whiteboards or soundproof meeting rooms. You’ll definitely get your work done there.

Must try:

Pour Over Coffee


Philz Coffee – (San Fransisco)

1258 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Philz Coffee is not your average coffee shop….their Mojito drink doesn’t compare to what other coffee shops have to offer. The mint in the Mojito Latte will engulf your senses. This cafe will serve you the energy you expect from coffee but adds the feel of the Bahamas through fresh mint.

Must try:

Iced Mojito Latte


Shady Coffee – (Roseville)

325 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678

Among many food and drink items on the menu, quality coffee is something Shady Coffee and Tea commits to. When you visit Shady Coffee and Tea in Roseville, expect a savory cup of coffee, tea or a delicious homemade pastry. The cafe sources only the finest, fresh-roasted espresso beans from Mast Coffee, one of the city’s local roasters. Whether you’re ordering an espresso, tea, lemonade or a pastry, you will be treated like family because it is a small family-owned coffee shop. They also have a mesmerizing patio which can be rented for special occasions. Follow them on Instagram to keep up to date on their movie nights and open mic nights.

Must try:

Lavender Latte


The Mill – (Midtown)

1827 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The Mill is your friendly, neighborhood, corner café where less is more. Their menu is short and sweet and to the point yet their coffee is rich with intricate flavors. They’ve got a huge back patio which is welcoming all season long. The Mill sources their beans from Temple Coffee, pastries from Estelle Bakery & Patisserie, and kombucha from Zeal Kombucha. The Mill operated as a mobile cafe before opening its current location in Midtown Sacramento.

Must try:

Chai Tea Latte


Home Coffee & Tea – (San Francisco)

1222 Noriega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

This café literally welcomes you home as their motto is ‘Welcome home’. They live up to their name of Home Coffee and Tea by always having a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Home is where the heart is. The tin man can agree to that because that is where he left his heart – by the Birthday Cake Latte. Sesame Street is honored to have Cookie Monster featured on their menu. You may have forgotten your friend’s birthday but Home Coffee and Tea can help. They will bring color and joy to special occasions with their amazing rainbow latte art. There is a perfect drink to fit every occasion.

Must try:

Birthday Cake, Cookie Monster and Red Velvet Latte

Anna Stromko|NTM Contributor New Times Magazine

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