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10 Must-Visit Coffeehouses in Stockton, California, According to Yelp

Whether you need to study or chat with a friend, one of these coffee shops in Stockton, California is perfect for you.

It is always a perfect time to visit some of Stockton’s unique coffeehouses and fuel up with a nice dose of caffeine. If you want to expand your horizon beyond the typical Starbucks or Peet’s Coffee, these fantastic coffee shops in Stockton, California - which are highly ranked on Yelp - are sure to give you a one-of-a-kind experience.

Empresso Coffeehouse

Empresso Coffeehouse has been a staple of Stockton for years! It’s the place where everyone is welcome to enjoy a carefully crafted, steaming Cup of Joe. Empresso Coffeehouse has three awesome spots, all located in Stockton, one on March Lane, one on San Joaquin Street in Downtown Stockton, and another near the movie theatre in Janet Leigh Plaza. Each spot offers the same stellar gourmet coffee and traditional espresso drinks that their patrons have come to love.

The March Lane location is open seven days a week. Downtown locations are open Monday - Friday; check them out on IG: @empressocoffeehouse

House of Shaw-Espresso Café

Have a bit of cash on you? This cozy cash-only, café is comfortably tucked away off Stockton’s Miracle Mile, in a quiet neighborhood, offering made-to-order delicious vanilla lattes and mochas. If you blink, you just might miss this place! Family-owned and operated, they serve high-quality coffee in a mellow atmosphere. A definite must-try for coffee lovers!

Open seven days a week. 227 Dorris Pl, Stockton, CA 95204 - check them out on IG: @hofshaw

Legendary Coffee and Books

Located inside the historic Waterfront Warehouse in Downtown Stockton, this unique shop is heaven for those who love to read. Coffee and books go together like peanut butter and jelly. While you wait for your coffee you can browse the selection of great books available for purchase. If you love Temple Coffee this is a great place to get your fix. We highly recommend supporting this fantastic Black-owned business in Stockton.

Open Monday through Saturday. 445 W Weber Ave Unit 144A, Stockton; check them out on IG: @legendary_coffee_books

Grinding Grounds

What's better than going to get your coffee in the morning? How about having that coffee come to you. Grinding Grounds is a mobile coffee truck that you can find at popular locations throughout town. You'll find all the coffee standards, like mochas and lattes, but each one has a special twist from its creator, Alicia Gonzales. She also offers some of her own creations, like the La Rosa Frapp, or the Abuelita Latte. They also have tea, lemonade smoothies, and other options for that one weird person in your life who doesn't drink coffee.

Open Tuesday - Sunday at various locations in Stockton; check them out on IG: @grinding.grounds

Poppy Coffee

This fresh and fun coffee shop has a fabulous variety of flavors to satisfy your taste buds. Their food selection is on-point so be sure to add a breakfast sandwich to your order. Their flavored syrups are all made in-house from scratch, so today would be a great day to treat yourself to something extra special. You may notice lots of plants and artwork inside when you pick up your treats - some of them are available for sale, as Poppy Coffee is a great supporter of local artists and makers.

Open seven days a week, 6 am - 4 pm. 4343 Pacific Ave, Ste a-1, Stockton; check them out on IG: @poppycoffee_209

Red’s 13 South

Known for their organic and fair trade coffee beans, this hole in the wall (almost literally) offers a quaint and cozy atmosphere. Mike, the owner, is always up for a challenge and he is not confined to only his menu. If you tell him what you’re craving, he will whip up something tasty! Feeling adventurous? Try a Mexican Mocha or Dirty Horchata.

Open Monday - Friday, 6 am - 11 am. 13 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 751-9000

Terra Coffee

When it comes to Stockton coffee shops, Terra Coffee is one not to be missed. There’s nothing we love more than enjoying locally-roasted coffee tucked in a charming neighborhood. Terra Coffee just recently opened at their new location on Yosemite Street, just a short walk from Victory Park. The atmosphere is undeniably friendly and filled with charm. The coffeehouse offers a variety of iced coffee beverages, perfect for a summer day where it may be hot, but you still need that caffeine!

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 7 am to 2 pm 912 N Yosemite St Stockton, CA 95203, check them out on IG: @terracoffee209

Trail Coffee Roasters

A roastery and coffeehouse combo, Trail Coffee Roasters serves coffee and espresso by the cup, as well as beans by the bag. This coffee bar and roastery have one location tucked on California and Main Streets - a little oasis in the middle of Downtown Stockton. Their second location is on Dave Brubeck Way just steps from the University of the Pacific - one of the most beautiful places you can walk while enjoying your favorite brew. If you haven’t tried a hot cup of their fresh, hand-poured coffee — you’re missin’ out!

Both locations are open Monday - Friday; check them out on IG: @trailcoffeeco


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Cuppajo Coffee

Coined as the "Coffee Pro," this locally owned coffee shop is located inside of Tocco Divino Salon on the Miracle Mile. They serve up hot and delicious mochas, lattes, tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and more. Also, they have a mouth-watering selection of pastries in their "Grab n Jo" lineup. Plus, you can order online for carryout or delivery.

Open Monday - Saturday, 7 am - 2 pm. 2626 Pacific Ave Stockton, California 95204. Check their IG for special offers: @cuppajocoffee

Plaza Perks

This spot brews up delicious, Santa Cruz-based Cat & Cloud coffee beans just one block away from the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Whether it's a hot latte, an iced coffee, or even some Lotus plant-based energy drinks, Plaza Perks has you covered. You can complement these yummy drinks with a warm muffin, fresh salad, or a tasty sandwich. Plus, you can add some sweets on the side with your beverage of choice.

Open Monday - Friday, 7 pm - 3 pm. 306 E Main Street Stockton, California 95202. Check them out on IG: @plazaperks


InSeason Market & Nursery

Yes, that's right, this coffee shop is a farmers' market and nursery! If you love to be surrounded by nature and experience everything fresh, this is the place for you. This urban farm is a magical place where you can enjoy delicious brews, fresh produce, and be surrounded by amazing plants and flowers. Pastries are available for purchase and pair nicely with the coffee sold. Take your cup for a walk outdoors through the property and rest awhile at tables set up in this garden oasis.

Open seven days a week. 215 E Alpine Avenue, Stockton; check them out on IG: @inseason.store

One more thing!

Drink that Cup of Joe in a unique Stockton coffee mug! Mugs are available for purchase online at StocktonSouvenirs.com - with FREE shipping!


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