Hours of work go into getting Miss San Luis Obispo County off the ground. Our faithful board and committee not only fulfill their traditional responsibilities with work, family, and friends, but generously give us their time as volunteers (remember, none of our group is paid for their work, we're a 100% volunteer organization). It's no surprise that we love coffee nearly as much as a Gilmore Girl. In honor of National Coffee Day, check out some of our favorite spots from around the county (in no particular order)!
Lucy's Coffee- 1279 Laurel Lane, SLO
Featuring retro meets mid-century modern decor, Lucy's regulars are huge fans of their seasonal loaded toasts such as Avocado, Goat Cheese, or even Peanut Butter Banana. Lucy's also takes the time to make their own syrups in house, and the quality shows. Next time you visit, try adding our favorite, the Cinnamon Brown Sugar.
Bru Coffeehouse- 5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero
Live music? Check. Gluten-free menu options? Check. Double shot espresso beverages standard? Check. If you find yourself in Atascadero like most of our committee often does, stop by Bru Coffeehouse. The indoor/outdoor seating options make for a comfortable caffeinate-while-you-work environment, and the service is top notch.
The Rock Espresso Bar- 275 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay
Never had a Mexican Mocha? It's time to give one a try. The Rock Espresso Bar is famous for this chocolaty but not-too-sweet Mocha, which comes standard with four (4!) shots of espresso. The Rock also has a small but mighty food menu that features bagel sandwiches, burritos, and pastries.
Scout Coffee- 1130 Garden Street or 880 Foothill Blvd., SLO
House made almond milk? Yep. You'll find it here, along with other special offerings like the California Cold Brew (cold brew coffee mixed with cold brew concentrate, half and half, and vanilla syrup), Affogato (fresh espresso over ice cream topped with chocolate shavings), and milkshakes that are perfect for little ones.
SLODoCo- 793 F Foothill Blvd., SLO
The team at SLODoCo knows that sometimes, a coffee and donut fix can't wait. That's why they're open 24 hours offering some of the most inventive donuts around. While they may be best known for their baked goods, their coffee selection cannot be overlooked, with fresh espresso offerings and Thai Milk Tea, as well as drip varieties. At the end of the day- what goes better together than coffee and a donut?