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Updated September 2023

In Northern California, Sacramento is home to incredible coffee shops. These best coffee shops in Sacramento are the perfect place to grab coffee to go.

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Sacramento has now been my home for six months, so after exploring all of the coffee shops, I wanted to share my personal list.

A Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento

There are a few things I love about living in Sacramento. The first is how easy it is to navigate the city. Laid out as a grid, you can walk between the downtown neighborhoods or even hop on a JumpBike. The city is lined with trees and there are a true four seasons!

Sacramento is home to many coffee shops, roasters, and restaurants that serve coffee. I know many people pass through on the weekend on the way to Tahoe and there are plenty of reasons to stop in for the day. Coffee is definitely one of them.

Sacramento is always welcoming new coffee shops, so I’ll be sure to keep adding those to the list! If you’re looking for a great meal during your visit, be sure to check out my guide to the best restaurants in Sacramento.

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  1. Kimpton Sawyer, for the best downtown hotel
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The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento


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1. Scorpio Coffee

We are so excited to have Scorpio Coffee here in Sacramento for numerous reasons!

It’s incredibly refined and reminds me so much of the coffee shops we love in Tokyo and Kyoto. The Japanese-inspired menu and smooth espresso pours are wonderful. The design in the space is serene and features a small parklet as well.

One thing you can’t miss is the toast on Japanese milk bread — seriously delicious and changes seasonally.

Address: 1905 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811

2. Temple Coffee Roasters

Temple is the tried and true third-wave coffee of Sacramento.

I actually went here in high school for coffee so it’s exciting to see how much it has expanded. Temple Coffee has multiple locations in downtown Sacramento.

My favorite is the one in Midtown on 22nd & K Street and the newest location on 16th street not too far from Capitol Park.

If you don’t live locally, they also have a coffee club that delivers beans across the United States to your doorstep!

Location 1 Address: 1615 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Location 2 Address: 1010 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Location 3 Address: 2200 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Location 4 Address: 2829 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Location 5 Address: 4201 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Location 6 Address: 2600 Fair Oaks Blvd #101, Sacramento, CA 95864

3. Mast Coffee

Mast Coffee is our newest coffee shop in Sacramento and right near our neighborhood!

Mast Coffee opened up their first location in a beautiful brick building on 17th Street in the Broadway neighborhood and I love how inviting the cafe is. There are a few outdoor tables to use as well. They roast their own beans and that is what you’ll find on the menu.

One other highlight is the pastry box is all done by Faria, our favorite bakery in town.

There is a food menu with a few toast options and even a Spanish patata.

They followed up with a second cafe and roastery on 28th Street in Midtown (pictured above). It’s a beautiful and expansive space that makes for a great place to hang and take an espresso.

Location 1 Address: 2421 17th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Location 2 Address: 1430 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816

4. Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters

A Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento

Right near our neighborhood of Curtis Park, is our local go-to coffee shop. Chocolate Fish Coffee is one of our favorites for a cup to go. They have a second location in East Sacramento, too.

On the weekends, we often stop here and grab donuts at Marie’s next door.

Locations: 4749 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819, 2940 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818

5. The Mill

A Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento

For a cozy place to hang out, head straight to The Mill. I love their coffee roasts here and their tea selection for when I need to switch it up.

The Mill reminds me a lot of my favorite San Francisco cafes I’d go to, so I love coming here. The space is so bright and lovely, and will often meet friends here.

They also serve a light breakfast menu, be sure to try the waffles at their Elvas Avenue Cafe location!

Location 1 Address: 1827 I St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Location 2 Address: 6423 Elvas Ave, Sacramento, CA 95819

6. Milka Coffee Roasters

Milka is one of the newer coffee shops to open up in downtown Sacramento. Set inside a beautiful white Victorian home, a spacious coffee shop is a great option if you’re looking for a quiet space to hang out.

Their terrace is also awesome during the warmer months.

Address: 1501 G St, Sacramento, CA 95814

7. Camellia Coffee Roasters

Camellia Coffee is one of our favorite roasters in Sacramento. We often brew their beans at the house. They recently relocated to a new, expansive space on the “R Street Corridor”. They expanded their food program as part of the move and make some of the best breakfast sandwiches in town.

I head here pretty often with my friends when we are strolling through the area.

Address: 1104 R St STE 150, Sacramento, CA 95811

8. Pachamama Coffee

A Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento

What Pachamama is doing is quite different in that their business focuses on being socially conscious of where they source the beans.

Their business is owned by a global community of farmers (a lot in South America) with sustainability at the heart of it.

There are three convenient locations, one in East Sacramento, another in Midtown, and they most recently opened up a location inside the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op.

Location 1 Address: 919 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Location 2 Address: 3644 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Location 3 Addrees: 2820 R St, Sacramento, CA 95816

9. Goodside Coffee

A Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento

Another local coffee house has recently opened near downtown. Goodside Coffee has a large space to hang out for the afternoon and I love the minimal design. They serve everything from cappuccinos to drip.

Address: 1430 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814

10. Pivot Coffee

This warehouse building is home to Pivot Coffee and is in the heart of Midtown. The warehouse at Pivot Coffee is expansive and they have picnic tables out front to enjoy.

Address: 1430 28th St #6405, Sacramento, CA 95816

11. Old Soul Co.

Old Soul is a local coffee shop and cafe that has been here for a long time, I love coming for their sandwiches. It’s a classic Sacramento establishment where you can order food with coffee.

They have several locations across the city are in Downtown, Midtown, and Oak Park.

Location 1 Address: Rear Alley, 1716 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Location 2 Address: 3434 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
Location 3 Address: 812 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Location 4 Address: 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814


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1 Comment

  1. Forgot Naked Lounge. They roast their own coffee too. Been a mainstay of downtown for years and years. 1500 & Q street.

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