7 Must-Visit Coffeehouses in Stockton, California | Visit Stockton

7 Must-Visit Coffeehouses in Stockton, California

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

There’s always a perfect opportunity to visit some of Stockton’s unique coffeehouses and warm up with a nice dose of caffeine. If you want to expand your horizon beyond the typical Starbucks or Peet’s Coffee, these 7 coffee shops in Stockton, California are sure to give you a one-of-a-kind experience.

1. Blackwater Delicatessen

When it comes to Stockton coffee shops, Blackwater Delicatessen is one not to be missed. There’s nothing we love more than enjoying coffee tucked in a charming neighborhood. Centrally located on Yosemite Street and a short walk from Victory Park, the atmosphere is undeniably friendly and filled with charm. The coffeehouse offers a variety of iced coffee beverages - made with real coffee ice cubes! Their shaded sidewalk seating is the perfect spot to meet friends and spend a morning catching up.

Open seven days a week. 912 N Yosemite St Stockton, CA 95203, (209) 451-1507; www.blackwaterdeli.com

Insider tip: Every Wednesday at 7pm is open mic night! Come by and check out some awesome talent.

2. Cast Iron Trading Co.

This downtown favorite is a full-blown pub, serving rotating craft beer and a regional wine selection. But don’t let that fool you, as it takes its coffee very seriously! Besides the well-made breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cast Iron offers specialty fall-inspired drinks, coffee pour-overs, and of course, you cannot forget nitro cold brews. Open on Sundays, which is great, because brunching on weekends has become a thing in downtown, too!

Open Tuesday - Sunday. 114 N San Joaquin St Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 227-8585; www.castirontradingco.com

3. 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 two awesome spots, both located in Stockton, one on March Lane and another in downtown, where they offer the same stellar gourmet coffee and traditional espresso drinks that their patrons have come to love. Warning: Every Monday at the College Square location (until they sell out), get a free cinnamon roll with any coffee purchase!

March Lane location open seven days a week. Downtown location open Monday - Friday; www.empressocoffeehouse.com

4. 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 serving high-quality coffee in a mellow atmosphere. A definite must-try for coffee lovers!

Open Monday - Saturday. 227 Dorris Pl, Stockton, CA 95204, (209) 948-4300


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5. 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. 13 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 751-9000


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6. Terra Coffee Roasters

Nothing goes better than coffee and pan dulce at this coffee shop! This micro-roaster tucked inside the Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery in downtown Stockton, gives you an opportunity to see art exhibits by locals in the community. The art gallery-coffeeshop combination makes Terra Coffee Roasters a standout, so check it out to see a slice of the Mexican art community, but stay for the drinks and conversation.

Open Monday - Friday. 111 S Sutter St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 645-2326; www.terracoffee.com


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7. 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, tucked on California and Main Streets, is a little oasis in the middle of Downtown Stockton. If you haven’t tried a hot cup of their fresh, hand-poured coffee — you’re missin’ out!

Open Monday - Friday (Saturdays coming soon!) 501 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 603-8292; www.trailcoffeeroasters.com


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Drink that Cup of Joe in a unique Stockton coffee mug! Mugs are available for purchase at the Visit Stockton office or online at StocktonSouvenirs.com. You can visit the office Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, between the movie theatre and the Historic Stockton Hotel in downtown Stockton on 125 Bridge Place. Explore a wide list of coffee and tea in our directory found here.


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