Coffee (n.) kaw • fee : A warm hug in a mug, usually in liquid form, that whispers, “you can do this,” while offering delicious flavors and the perfect amount of caffeine to aid you in reaching your hopes and dreams.
SYNONYMS: magic potion, nectar gifted to humans, etc.
Okay, so it’s no secret that we’re fans of a good cup o’ joe. So much so, that we created our own Instagram Live weekly segment, “#CoffeeMonday” on @rpmpr (tune in, btw). Sometimes, you just need an extra kick to get going, and Fresno is no stranger to a good cup of coffee. Here are some of our fave local coffee shops to try.
Hi-Top Coffee: Whether you want to chat with friends over a cup of their infamous “Low Top” and Sweet Greens toast, or you need a place to get some work done, Hi-Top has it all. Located in the Tower District, this cool spot offers a laid-back atmosphere for any time of day.
Kuppa Joy: Another Fresno and Clovis favorite, Kuppa Joy has grown since its inception in 2012 and even offers “Joy Thru’s” in Fresno and Madera. You can even book their portable “Kuppa Kapsule” and bring their tasty espresso bar to any of your events. Check out their paleo, gluten-free snacks to take home.
The Revue: This Art Deco hotspot combines flavors of local ice cream shop Ampersand and blends them with espresso to create the perfect cup. We recommend the Whisky Caramel Latte, Cold Brew Milkshake, or an Affogato (a scoop of Ampersand Vanilla Ice Cream with a shot of espresso) to really rock your world.
Yellow Mug: After reopening this month, Yellow Mug happily provides a cozy cafe to make anyone smile. Last year, they were one of the lucky shops that participated in “Luke’s Coffee Day,” a pop-up diner to celebrate the anniversary of “Gilmore Girls” as a part of the national Netflix Campaign. While you may not be making a trip to Stars Hollow anytime soon, try a Fog Breaker at Yellow Mug for a kickstart to your day.
Collect Coffee: Located in the Campus Point center near Fresno State, this coffee shop serves something up for everyone, not just college students. Do yourself a favor and curl up with your new fave book and a lavender latte - you won’t regret it.
Cheers to you, peeps. Let us know your favorite coffee shop - we can’t wait to try it out.