Collected by Steph
375 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
On a recent trip to San Francisco I stopped at Four Barrel Coffee to check out the setup and stop for a cup of Kenyan. The pour-over bar near the entrance was a good place to slow down, watch the process, and learn about the coffee. On the other...
3191 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
While I was in Palo Alto, a friend recommended meeting at Philz Coffee right off of University Avenue—it's one of the most atypical coffee shops I have visited. They have large list of coffees from around the world and once you select your coffee...
800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Café Du Monde is always open; it’s the clientele that changes—from visiting families and local pensioners early in the morning, to couples in the evening, to Bourbon Street refugees looking for coffee and ballast in the...
199 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Chain stores have a reputation for bad coffee, really bad coffee, but things change when you visit Adelaide, South Australia. If you're looking for a coffee that is guaranteed to satisfy your palate then my pick is to head to your nearest Cibo...
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
It's become tradition for me to go get a pastry at the Balthazaar bakery in SoHo and then sit on one of the benches outside the store to people watch. I find no greater joy than to sit still on a very busy street, in my own little world, while I...
47540 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
The Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant serves housemade granola, ginger scones, and seasonal fruit strudels in a cabin built in 1937. Wood-fired pizzas, with toppings such as squash and prosciutto, stand out on the dinner menu, and the blackberry...
1225 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
Having lived in France and worked in Switzerland I can tell you I have had my fair share of croissants. The best one I have had is *outside* France! A tiny little bakery in Pacific Grove, CA, Patisserie Bechler beats everything I have had hands...
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