The 12 Best Coffee Shops in the Sacramento Area

Mar 3, 2016

Coffee is a very important element to our daily routines, whether we frequent a local coffee shop or brew our own pot at home. Whichever way you consume your caffeine, you rely on local establishments to fill your cup, in the form of a mug handed to you from a barista, or a bag of beans you purchase for at-home brewing.

Because coffee is such a prominent component to our daily lives, we wanted to highlight some of the best coffee shops in the area. While some of the more chain coffee shops are convenient and still produce quality products, we are major proponents of supporting smaller local establishments. That’s why we wanted to highlight some of our favorite local coffee shops that we think deserve a moment in the spotlight.

So get out there and try a caffeinated creation from one of these incredible shops right here in the neighborhood!

 

Bloom Coffee and Tea

Location: 1485 Eureka Road, Roseville, CA 95661

Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Head to the Roseville neighborhood for an amazing cup of coffee or tea from Bloom Coffee and Tea. It’s also the perfect place to relax, unwind, go to fun events, see beautiful local art on display, and get away from it all. Bloom is focused on creating a wonderful experience for their guests, and they are happy to educate customers about their vast coffee knowledge, including their various roasts, pours and blends. Need a bite to eat to complement your drink of choice? You’re in luck because Bloom also offers tasty breakfast and lunch menus!

Bloom Coffee and Tea

 

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters

Locations:

  1. Downtown Coffee Bar — 400 P Street #1203, Sacramento, CA 95814

  2. East Sacramento Cafe & Roastery — 4749 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95819

Hours:

  1. Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Closed Saturday & Sunday

  2. 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Every Day

If you’re the coffee consumer who checks the roast date on your specialty bag of whole beans, Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters is the place for you. They pride themselves on roasting small batches in order to ensure the freshest possible coffee while maintaining intrinsic flavors within the fruit — and yes, coffee is a fruit! These experts serve the downtown Sacramento and East Sacramento areas with their two cafes, which of course serve their carefully crafted product. Stop by to experience coffee done right.

Chocolate Fish

 

Coffee Republic

Location: 6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Experience a true Folsom tradition (for over 20 years!) at Coffee Republic. This family-owned business offers fine coffee, a great variety of teas and gourmet sandwiches and breakfast specials. This is a wonderful one-stop-shop for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast or an on-the-go caffeine pick-me-up during the workweek. They offer some of the best coffee in the area, with their light, medium and dark roasts and several espresso-based options.

Coffee Republic

 

Cooper’s Coffee House

Location: 189 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Another Folsom family-owned favorite is Cooper’s Coffee House. They truly treat each visitor like family, and offer some of the finest coffee and espresso drinks in the area. Satisfy your breakfast needs and your sweet tooth with their delicious breakfast menu and rich dessert bars. You can find just about any flavor of latte you’re craving at Cooper’s, but they don’t mask their espresso with an overpowering blast of flavor; they balance their taste with quality ingredients. They also offer milk alternatives, including soy, coconut and almond milk, which is an amenity you don’t find at every shop!

Cooper's Coffee House

 

Insight Coffee Roasters

Locations:

  1. Southside — 1901 8th Street, Sacramento, California 95811

  2. Capitol — 1014 10th Street, Sacramento, California 95814

  3. Pavilions — 566 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento, California 95825

  4. Fremont — 1615 16th Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Hours:

  1. Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  2. Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  3. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Every Day

  4. 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Every Day

No matter where you’re cruising through the streets of Sacramento, there’s a good chance you’re nearby one of Insight Coffee Roasters’ four locations. And you’ll be thankful, once you stop by! They play an active role in their coffee’s producer-direct sourcing process, ensuring beneficial farming practices and maintaining relationships with coffee farmers all over the world. Insight is passionate about educating their consumers with various classes, covering subjects such as home brewing methods and even home roasting. This is a forward-thinking shop that provides nothing but products of the highest quality. Visit the Insight location nearest you to experience this for yourself!

Insight Coffee Roasters

 

Naked Lounge

Location:

  1. Downtown — 1111 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

  2. Midtown — 1500 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Hours:

  1. Monday 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  2. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

Don’t let their title lead you astray, because Naked Lounge is a wonderful source for coffee in the Sacramento area. This funky shop offers espresso drinks and baked goods — and an overall fun experience. They host live music, roast wonderful coffee on a weekly basis, and strive to make guests feel at home.

Naked Coffee

 

Old Soul Co.

Locations:

  1. The Alley —1716 L Street (Rear Alley), Sacramento, CA 95811

  2. Weatherstone — 812 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

  3. Forty Acres — 3434 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817

Hours:

  1. 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Every Day

  2. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

  3. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Every Day

Old Soul Co. truly is an old soul, focusing on what matters most and not striving to fit the mold of the status quo. This concept is reflected in their quality products and the way they go about their business. They’ve seen a lot of growth over the years, as they have expanded from a wholesale-only operation into their three locations serving the Sacramento area. Stop by, order a cup and enjoy the inviting environment of their shop, or grab a bag of freshly roasted whole beans from their online shop. Whatever your method of consumption, you’ll be blown away with Old Soul Co.’s standard of excellence in everything they do.

Old Soul Co.

 

Origin Coffee & Tea

Location: 2168 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, CA 95765

Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The only thing better than a great coffee shop is a great coffee shop with a mission that expands beyond their walls. Origin Coffee & Tea covers all of the above by actively fighting against sex trafficking. In fact, it is the reason their business exists, and not simply a side project or small element in their business model. Visit their lovely shop in Rocklin, grab a cup of their exceptional coffee, and be a part of their mission. In fact, Origin Coffee & Tea runs on a volunteer basis, and you can be a part of their volunteer team! Or you can donate to their cause directly with a one-time or recurring donation. Join the local community in making an impact that extends well beyond the city limits of Sacramento.

Origin Coffee & Tea

 

Shady Coffee and Tea

Location: 325 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95678

Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Every Day

Shady Coffee and Tea is a small family-owned coffee shop that covers the basics — and covers them extremely well. They only support local coffee and pair their drinks with their fresh, homemade pastries. We love their simplicity! Visit the Roseville neighborhood for a delicious cup of coffee and tasty pastry from Shady Coffee and Tea. And don’t miss their open mic events every Friday night!

Shady Coffee and Tea

 

Shine Sacramento

Location: 1400 East Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday & Friday 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shine Sacramento is a welcoming community gathering space nestled in downtown’s historic Mansion Flats neighborhood. This creative hub celebrates local food and drinks, music, art and various events, and they steer clear of pretentiousness and instead offer a friendly and casual atmosphere. This is a happening shop that will make you feel alive — and satisfied with a quality cup of coffee, provided by Temple Coffee Roasters.

Shine Sacramento

 

Temple Coffee Roasters

Locations:

  1. Downtown — 1010 9th Street, Sacramento CA 95814

  2. Midtown — 2829 S Street, Sacramento CA 95816

  3. Arden Arcade — 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 101, 
Sacramento, CA 95864

  4. Davis — 239 G Street, 
Davis, CA 95616

Hours:

  1. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

  2. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

  3. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Every Day

  4. 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

Speaking of Temple Coffee Roasters…

Temple Coffee Roasters is another shop in the area that is extremely passionate about the coffee-making process — all the way back to its origins. They are involved with the production from the farm to your cup, ensuring only the highest quality and most ethically crafted product. Grab any of their freshly roasted blends online or visit their shop in person to be a part of their amazing coffee culture.

Temple Coffee Roasters

 

Tupelo Coffee & Roasting

Location: 5700 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819

Hours: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Every Day

Remember the eclectic Naked Lounge that we talked about? They also own Tupelo Coffee & Roasting, a staple for Sacramento State students over the years. It is located in East Sacramento, a stone’s throw away from the university, becoming a hub for study groups, book clubs and family get-togethers. But this space isn’t just for college-aged individuals, as the inviting atmosphere welcomes those from any walk of life. And their superb offerings keep them coming back again and again.

Tupelo Coffee

 

Where do you caffeinate in the Sacramento area?

We’d love to know about your favorite shop, and we just might add them to our list!

PHOTOS COURTESY OF: Bloom Coffee & Tea, Slow Food Sacramento, Trip Advisor, Coffee Republic, Cooper’s Coffee House, Insight Coffee Roasters, Life in USA, Naked Coffee, Old Soul Co., Origin Coffee & Tea, Lavish Living Magazine, Shine Sacramento, Stay.com, Temple Coffee Roasters and Tupelo Coffee & Roasting

Holly Bohnett

Holly Bohnett

Holly is a content specialist for Lyon Real Estate, the number one brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region. The Lyon blog focuses on community news + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!

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