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How do you take your coffee? Hot? Iced? With an ocean view? Your daily latte will help keep you energized for your California beach vacation. These coastal coffee shops are especially charming.

Headlands Coffeehouse, Fort Bragg


Headlands Coffeehouse in Fort Bragg is known for its great service as well as its high quality coffee, not to mention their tasty breakfast and lunch items. Headlands also has live music seven days a week, including Sunday afternoon jazz jams.

Laguna Coffee Company


When you’re in Laguna Beach, a trip to Laguna Coffee Company is a must. Their pastries are baked fresh every morning so you’ll have the perfect complement to your mocha.

Coastal Peaks Coffee, San Luis Obispo


Coastal Peaks Coffee’s Arabica beans are grown at high altitudes in a special climate in order to ensure their flavor. Their charming San Luis Obispo cafe serves breakfast and lunch in a relaxing and spacious atmosphere.

Cora’s Coffee Shoppe, Santa Monica


Sip coffee and dine on breakfast made with ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Cora’s outdoor patio, which seats about 30 guests comfortably. This charming cafe offers a casual but refined dining experience.

Venice Coffee and Creamery


You might not think an ice cream shop would serve delicious coffee along with their cones, but the Venice Coffee and Creamery manages to do just that. This vintage style shop is steps from the ocean, so you can take your treat of choice straight to the beach.

Bogart’s Coffee House, Seal Beach


Come for the views, stay for the coffee. Bogart’s offers something no other Seal Beach coffee shop does: views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

Harry’s Coffee Shop, La Jolla


Since 1960, Harry’s Coffee Shop has been a local favorite in La Jolla. In fact, it’s rated the Number Four Diner in America, so make sure you bring your appetite when you stop in for your coffee.

Pannikin Coffee & Tea, Encinitas and La Jolla


Since 1969, Pannikin Coffee & Tea has been serving Southern California fresh coffee and delicious tea. The original location is in the historic Santa Fe Railroad Station on Highway 101.