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National Drink Coffee Day is Sunday, September 29!
There will be lots of national chains celebrating coffee’s big day, and probably giving away a free cup of joe to customers. We thought we would feature nine local coffee shops instead, and picked some of the best from all around SLO County.
Whether you go to your favorite coffee shop in San Luis Obispo, Pismo, or Morro Bay for National Drink Coffee Day, just make sure it’s your favorite place so you can treat yo’ self on coffee’s big day!
Kreuzberg Coffee Company
The owner of Kreuzberg Coffee, James, spent time in Berlin in 2006 where he fell in love with the Kreuzberg neighborhood.
After graduating from Cal Poly he decided it was time to bring Kruezberg to the central coast, and opened Kruezberg Coffee Company in 2010.
These days James is still serving some of the best coffee at his location on Higuera, and we can think of few better local places to spend National Drink Coffee Day in SLO.
685 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Scorpion Bay Coffee
Scorpion Bay Coffee in Pismo Beach is a surfer-owned and operated coffee shop dedicated to serving the best, most delicious fair-trade, organic coffee in every cup.
Their mission is to ensure every surfer gets a great cup of coffee but also the support they deserve, which you can do too by getting your morning brew at Scorpion Bay Coffee in Pismo on National Drink Coffee Day!
610 Dolliver Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Spearhead Coffee opened in Paso Robles in 2014 with the goal of bringing a specialized coffee experience to northern SLO County.
Today owners Joseph, Jeremy, and Matt continue to bring that special experience to Paso and beyond with their focus on quality, precision, and community.
You can expect every cup of coffee to have started with the highest quality farmer harvesting the highest quality beans, each roasted to perfection and transformed into that amazing cup of coffee in your hands. How can you not spend National Drink Coffee Day here!
619 12th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93449
Lily’s Coffee House
Lily’s Coffee House in Cambria opened in 2010, and began by serving hot and cold espresso drinks to locals and tourists from their location on Main Street.
Today Mike and Michelle, the owners, have expanded to include a Breakfast and Lunch menu on top of the coffee they still serve daily.
Spending National Drink Coffee Day here means you not only get a great cup of joe, you also get to try some of their amazing soups, salads, and sandwiches…or if you are there early enough get the breakfast burrito!
2028 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
Top Dog Coffee Bar
Besides serving some of the best coffee in Morro Bay, Top Dog Coffee Bar might also love you dog just as much as you do.
You are always welcome to bring your bestie into the coffee shop with you, and expect a free treat to go along with your visit.
But Top Dog is also just as serious about their coffee, and you can expect a phenomenal cup made from beans that are micro-roasted to perfection daily, because as they put it, “it matters”.
857 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Kraken Coffee Co
Kraken Coffee Co is the perfect place in Avila to get your cup of morning coffee.
Located literally across the street from the beach, you can order your favorite cup and watch the waves crash against the sand from the comfort of Kraken’s coffee shop on Front Street.
Kraken also serves ice cream (and kombucha!), so if coffee just isn’t you thing you can still stop by for a scoop and spend a fun day in Avila.
310 Front Street
Avila Beach, CA 93424
Red Dirt Coffee House
Going to Red Dirt Coffee House is almost like visiting a small part of Hawaii, but on E Grande Ave in Arroyo Grande. It also happens to be the perfect representation of its owners, Paul and Jackye.
Paul grew up in Kanahuna in Hawaii, and Red Dirt Coffee House is inspired by those childhood experiences in everything from the decor to the shade-grown Hawaiian coffees they serve, but it was Jackye who brought the love of coffee to the table in the first place, and the drive to open her own shop.
Today Paul and Jackye still spend most of their time at the coffee shop, where they also serve a full breakfast and lunch menu…and yes, some of the dishes have a Hawaiian flare!
1452 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Joebella Coffee Roasters
Joebella first started in 2003 as a wholesale coffee roaster when Joseph, co-owner of Joebella, decided to take his home roasting from a hobby to bigger leagues.
In 2008 Joseph and his wife Isabel built their coffeehouse that still stands today in Atascadero as a premier Certified Organic Coffee Roaster and Coffee Bar.
If you can’t make it out for National Drink Coffee Day you can also find Joebella’s beans at the local Vons in Atascadero…so there really is no excuse not to try their coffee if you live in North County!
3168 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
Red Bee Coffee
Red Bee Coffee opened in Grover Beach in 2017, and has been serving world class espresso to their customers ever since.
Red Bee uses Klatch Coffee’s World Best Espresso for their drinks, which actually won World’s Best Espresso at the competition in Japan in 2014.
Today Crosby, the owner, uses the Klatch Coffee to create some of the most incredible espresso drinks in south SLO County, as well as delicious baked goods and sandwiches to go with them. Not a bad way to spend National Drink Coffee Day if you ask us!
278 W Grand Ave
Grover Beach, CA 93433