A Guide to Mission Beach Coffee Shops
Better Buzz Coffee
Near and dear to the heart of the neighborhood, Better Buzz is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Mission Beach, given its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic walls, chic furnishings, reclaimed wood wrapped front counter, garage door window that opens up and let’s a gentle coastal breeze sweep through the building, and tantalizing aroma of house-roasted java. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this seaside bungalow with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
Nestled on the sunny corner of Mission Blvd and Santa Clara Pl, Olive Cafe offers guests a relaxed yet refined culinary experience accentuated by artisan breakfast dishes such as burritos, egg scrambles, pancakes, and their famous cinnamon roll french toast. Settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, dine al fresco with your furry four-legged companion on the picturesque patio, or play board games while sharing a scrumptious pastry.
What this adorable Aussie-inspired, walk-up stand located just sandy steps from the beach may lack in size, it more than makes up for with wholesome hospitality, photogenic appeal, a dreamy little common area where visitors can mingle with friends and try some fantastic New York-style bagels, and last but certainly not least, thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious beverages like the Golden Latte and Chaggaccino.
The Funky Lemon
A seashell’s toss from Belmont Park – which has vintage games, gift shops, rides, and an iconic wooden roller coaster right next to the beach – The Funky Lemon treats visitors to a stylish bohemian ambiance with posh furnishings, vibrant plants, and floral wallpaper. The staff maintains a tempting selection of coffee drinks, nutritious smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, seasonal lemonades, and gram-worthy brunch fare like avocado toasts, acai bowls, and baked goods.
Lazy Eye Coffee
Snuggled amongst the storefronts lining Mission Boulevard, Lazy Eye is a hole-in-the-wall coffee kiosk serving espresso, drip, specialty lattes, pastries, breakfast burritos, and good vibes! Whether you’d like to grab a soul-stirring latte before hitting the beach, going to work, or just exploring the area, whatever the case may be, the friendly folks behind the counter here have got you covered.
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