We’ve found some amazing coffee shops, each with their own take on our favorite morning drink — be it latte or espresso.
For many, mornings begin with an eager longing for that perfect brew. It’s the unique kick that only a good latte, espresso, or macchiato can deliver! This quest for caffeine has unveiled numerous extraordinary cafes, each offering a diverse twist on our cherished morning tradition. Perhaps this is our most exhilarating feature to date — in every sense of the word. Ready to uncover the secrets? Here are some coffee shops in OC and the desert that truly understand the art of crafting a great cup of joe.
Daydream · Costa Mesa
Their coffee? It’s taken seriously. Daydream loves to be creative with their drinks. They offer seasonal specials. One example is the Cargo Cult. It’s a tiki-style coffee with espresso, oat milk, banana, pineapple, and chocolate bitters. But there’s a catch. They have a retail shop next door. Every visit, even for a quick coffee, might tempt you to buy something. So keep an eye on your budget!
Sunshine Cafe · Cathedral City
What makes Sunshine Cafe special? It’s many locals’ go-to for a rustic morning coffee. Try a classic latte, or here’s an insider’s tip: don’t miss their hearty biscuits and gravy!
Huskins · Newport Beach + Costa Mesa
Huskins is a unique success story. It starts with an ex-NHL player from Canada. After hockey, he falls in love with coffee. He convinces his wife to join him. Together, they turn his coffee passion into a career. Their focus? High-quality coffee for coffee fans. They roast organic, small-batch coffee. It’s clean caffeine, free from chemicals. Try the famous shaken espresso!
Koffi · Rancho Mirage
Koffi in Rancho Mirage lets you personalize your brew. Choose from sustainable beans, dark or light roasts, and milk alternatives!
Bear Coast · Dana Point + San Clemente
Bear Coast is all about conscious coffee. They buy beans globally at fair prices. Then, they roast them locally for the freshest taste. They pick top varietals from the world’s best growers, and their blends change with the seasons. Plus, they make fresh almond milk every day!
IW Coffee & Chai Bar · Palm Desert
Talk about a dream for coffee enthusiasts! IW Coffee & Chai Bar serves house-roasted beans sourced from the women-led coffee brand Café Feminino and a variety of chai teas.
MoonGoat · Costa Mesa, Garden Grove + Laguna Beach
MoonGoat was a local secret — that is, until it got famous on TikTok! Now, people come from everywhere for their churro lattes. The space is big, with plenty of seats. It’s perfect for coffee and email catch-up.
Main Street Coffee Company · La Quinta
This cute spot offers more than just coffee. Their fresh-baked goods and breakfast options like avocado toast are perfect for a morning treat!
Kit Coffee · Newport Beach + Irvine
Kit Coffee the place to be seen in the mornings. Kit is more than just quick coffee; expect to wait in line. You’ll probably meet an old friend while waiting for your latte. Also, Kit’s breakfast burritos are great for hangovers. Their pastries are amazing, but sell out fast!
Everbloom Coffee · Indio
Everbloom Coffee in Indio stands out with their oat milk honey-lavender lattes. Grab a ½-gallon of cold brew or chai for the road!
Coffee Dose · Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, Irvine + Stanton
Coffee Dose is fun and offers great food and drinks. Aside from their amazing coffee, their breakfast burrito is a must-try. And the cocktails? They’re addictive. There’s always something new at Coffee Dose. Now, they have five locations. The latest, MicroDose, is a drive-thru on Newport Boulevard.
Sixth Street Coffee · Coachella
This is the place for specialty lattes with a Mexican twist. Try their horchata latte or honey con canela; the locals swear by these concoctions.
Mameya Coffee Roasters · Laguna Niguel
Have you tried Japanese-style coffee? Welcome to Mameya Coffee Roasters. They focus on pure coffee flavors — no artificial syrups or sweeteners here! Perfect for real coffee lovers. Their pour-overs? Simply perfect. Parking is easy for this small, calm shop.
In conclusion, there is no shortage of amazing coffee spots in OC and the desert! Ready to explore these spots and more in vibrant Southern California? Visit NewportBeachPad.com today and connect with our real estate specialists for an expert guide to local living.