In Northern California, Sacramento is home to incredible coffee shops. These best coffee shops in Sacramento are the perfect place to grab a cup when here. Sacramento, California has now been my home for six months, so after exploring all of the coffee shops, I wanted to share my list.
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! Such a surprise coming from San Francisco where it was cold most of the year.
Sacramento is home for 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’s plenty of reasons to stop in for the day. Coffee is definitely one of them. The world of coffee here is exciting and changing, I feel like there is news of a new coffee shop opening up each month!
Ready to caffeinate?
Here’s a Guide to The Best Coffee Shops in Sacramento
1. Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters
Right near our neighborhood of Curtis Park, is our local coffee shop go-to. Chocolate Fish Coffee is one of our favorites (they have other locations as well!) for a cup to go. On the weekends, we often stop here and grab donuts at Marie’s next door.
2. Temple Coffee Roasters
This 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!
3. The Mill
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 cafe 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!
4. Insight Coffee Roasters
Insight Coffee is all about sourcing organic beans and that’s what they serve best here. I’d pop by for a cup of coffee when you’re in midtown.
5. Milka Coffee Roasters
One of the newer coffee shops to open up in downtown Sacramento is Milka. 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.
6. Old Soul Co.
A local coffee shop 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.
7. Camellia Coffee Roasters
This is a fun coffee shop located in the “R Street Corridor” inside a marketplace. Their hours are a bit later until 7 pm normally. So if you’re looking for a late cup of coffee, head here.
8. Pachamama Coffee
What Pachamama is doing is quite different in that their business focuses on being socially conscious in 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.
9. Goodside Coffee
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.
10. Identity Coffees
This warehouse building is home to Identity Coffees and in the heart of Midtown. They also opened up Simpleton which is in Boulevard Park and focuses on southern breakfasts like biscuits.