There are many cafes in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento, but none has stolen the hearts of city residents like Temple has. Temple serves a variety of high-quality, award-winning coffees, some espresso drinks and others prepared in a French press. The company supports "farm-to-cup" coffee, meaning that it gets involved in every step of the production process, ensuring that employees can stand behind where the coffee comes from and how it's made. On top of all that goodness, the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. The S Street location has an airy, shaded outdoor patio (large enough to accommodate a group) that it shares with Revolution Wines. The downtown location at 1010 9th St., near the Capitol, is modern yet comfortable. Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Serious coffee lovers should look into Temple's coffee-making and tasting classes. Times and availability can be found on their website under "Learn."