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The Portola Coffee Lab is one of many cool, hip shops located inside of the popular 4th Street Market. Sure the prices may be a bit exorbitant, but the quality and passion that goes into every cup is apparent when you taste it. As with many upscale coffeehouses, Portola sources all of its beans from farmers at fair-trade and many are grown organically. Every type of cup is offered, from Chemex drips to espresso pulls, it is no wonder that this coffeeshop has several locations around the O.C.
Located in Costa Mesa's hip shopping district, the Camp, Milk & Honey is your hipster coffeehouse that perfectly fits in with all the other cool shops and restaurants. Here, visitors will receive an excellent cup of java in addition to an equally delectable tea. Moreover, M&H also provides a small menu of light, healthy snacks and bites. Try the Açaí bowl or the Honey Tarragon Tuna sandwich, both make for a perfect lunch. Add a cup of coffee or tea and you're set.
Kéan Coffee is only a short distance away from owner Martin Diedrich's original retail location, Diedrichs Coffee. After a buyout from Starbucks converted all but one of his coffee locations, Diedrich directed his focus to cafes as a source of community involvement, building his new concept with an eye toward the Italian-cafe ethos. Minimal decor and warm wood tones create a tranquil environment in which to sample the global selection of coffees, all of which are roasted on site. Diedrich's upbringing on a Guatemalan coffee farm is evident in his respect for his products, rare seasonal coffees making regular appearances on the controlled menu. An upscale location and the brainchild of an internationally recognized coffee aficionado, Kéan Coffee produces cup after cup of quality.
This hidden and cozy cafe is a great place to enjoy a quick breakfast in the morning or one of their wonderful coffee creations throughout the rest of the day. Longtime customers rave about the vanilla chai latte, as well as just their regular house blend. There is live entertainment most nights and a regularly scheduled open mic night.
This charming little cafe and coffee shop offers a delicious selection of organic coffee and tea, alongside artisanal pastries, cakes and cookies. Prepared as you like it, fresh and with a dollop of good cheer, every drink on the menu is a flurry of flavor. The ambiance is relaxed, perfect for a quick cup of coffee, an afternoon with your laptop or even a leisurely bite to eat with friends. The cafe also hosts live performances by local bands, and open mic nights for singers, musicians and poets. The next time you find yourself craving a good cup of coffee and a sweet treat, stop by Fullerton's beloved Night Owl.
This is a popular spot for the early morning crowd who like to rev up their engines with great coffee and juices. Diners fill up on scrambled eggs, omelettes, scones, muffins or bagels. If you come for lunch you will find sandwiches, pizzas, soups and salads. Everything is very affordable, ranging from $2-9 per item. You will find lots of diehard regulars here.
Koffee Klatch is easy to miss along Pacific Coast Highway, a chair-filled hallway and small interior space hidden in plain sight. Perfect for a casual get-together, Koffee Klatch's beautiful seating areas are split between a verdant hallway with understated wrought iron tables and a cozy bohemian interior with plush leather couches. A substantial selection of breakfast and lunch items are available on menu in the inevitable event that you linger here much longer than you assumed. A favorite location among Laguna locals, especially the LGBT scene, Koffee Klatch hosts eclectic characters and even more unique conversation.