Top 5 Coffee Shops in Salinas

A Guide to Salinas Coffee Shops

The Beerded Bean

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Near and dear to the heart of town, The Beerded Bean is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Salinas, given its exposed brick and wood-paneled walls, cool gray tones, chic furnishings, touches of greenery, live music performances, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet java. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, solo study sessions, and cold craft beers after work.

Cherry Bean Coffee Roasting Co.

If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Cherry Bean, which can be found snuggled amongst the historic storefronts lining Main Street and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest beans on-site. Furthermore, they have the Central Coast’s largest selection of single-origin beans, as well as a homey lounge area complete with comfy seating arrangements, art-adorned walls, and a lovely sidewalk terrace boasting prime people-watching views.

Viva Espresso Organics

Whether you’d like to settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, grab a high quality pick me up on the way to work, snag a window seat and flip through the pages of your favorite novel as the world passes on by, or peacefully study amidst the familiar comforts of a reliable neighborhood gathering place, whatever the case may be, Viva Espresso Organics has got you covered.

Villa Rivera Cafe

Nestled in the business district of the courthouse, this recent addition to the ever-budding index of Salinas coffee shops offers guests and jurors alike a relaxed space with several tabletops, soothing art pieces, and potted plants. The staff maintains a tempting selection of coffee beverages, protein shakes, nutritious smoothies, scrumptious pastries, toasts, and salads.

Jack’s Coffee

What this cute drive-through near the breezy corner of Main and Blanco may lack in size, it more than makes up for with wholesome hospitality, photogenic appeal, efficient service that’ll have you back on the road and headed toward your final destination in no time, and last but certainly not least, soul-stirring specialty drinks like the Spanish Latte and St. Patty’s Day inspired Pot of Gold.


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