A Guide to Tustin Coffee Shops
Kean Coffee Roasters
Near and dear to the heart of town, Kean is a hallmark among Tustin coffee shops, given its relaxed yet refined atmosphere, comfy seating arrangements, delectable sipping chocolates, and tantalizing aroma of award-winning java that’s been diligently roasted on-site. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this beloved abode 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 amongst the beautiful boutiques lining Old Town’s stretch of El Camino Real, Morning Lavender offers Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the prowl for all things pretty an enchanting setting accentuated by flower walls, white marble tabletops, posh chairs, shimmering chandeliers, a well-manicured retail section, and one dreamy courtyard graced with red brick paving, white furnishings, vibrant shrubs, and light bulbs strung together overhead. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, assorted pastries, and magical afternoon tea times featuring finger sandwiches, petite desserts, and a traditional scone.
The Lost Bean
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than The Lost Bean, which has been a center for coffee culture in Orange County since 2005 and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest fair-trade certified beans in-house. The interior has a wholesome feel complete with cobblestone walls, comfy seating, accommodations for remote work, and an attached wine bar serving boutique, organic, and sustainably produced wine and beer.
On an environmental note, they utilize corn-based plastics that support American farmers, are less destructive to the environment, and biodegrade in only 45-60 days when exposed to the elements. Furthermore, 100% of the shop’s energy usage is offset by purchasing renewable energy credits equivalent to planting 1,400 new trees or eliminating 110,000 miles of driving each year.
White Sparrow Coffee
This adorable addition to the ever-budding index of Tustin coffee shops treats visitors to an aesthetically gifted environment underscored by warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, several maple-colored wooden tabletops, potted plants, and last but certainly not least, flavorful specialty creations like the cinnamon hinted Spanish Latte and refreshing Espresso Tonic.
Hola Adios Coffeeshop
Whether you’d like to settle into a cozy corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, peacefully study amidst the familiar comforts of a reliable neighborhood gathering place, or enjoy your morning delight while exploring the surrounding Old Town cityscape, whatever the case may be, Hola Adios has got you covered.
The Coffee Grinder
What this snug hidden gem conveniently situated in a shopping center just off the 55 freeway may lack in size, it more than makes up for with wholesome hospitality, artisan java, and an intimate common area where guests can mingle with friends and try some fantastic brunch fare. Concerning the latter, The Coffee Grinder’s food options include toasted sandwiches, bagels, wraps, salads, and more!
Bardot is a popular hangout with plenty of tabletops, red accents, and amenities for a productive day. The staff similarly maintains a tempting selection of coffee drinks made using house-roasted beans, soft-serve ice cream flavors, teas, and desserts.
85oC Bakery Cafe
Conveniently located on Beach Blvd, 85oC Bakery specializes in bread baked every hour, the store has over 60 different varieties of breads inspired by European, Asian and Danish trades. When it comes to your morning fix, rest assured that every coffee is made with freshly ground espresso beans and shots are brewed to a perfect symphony.
The founder of this popular, ever-growing business, Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel back in 2003 and while treating himself to some gourmet pastries and drinks, he realized that the prices were set way too high for people to enjoy on a whim. From that moment, Mr. Wu has envisioned a shop that provides premium coffee, bread, and cake at affordable prices.
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