The Coffee Shop, Lafayette, CA
I lived in Lafayette between 1994 and 2006, and when we moved there from San Francisco, the downtown wasn’t much to speak of.
Since then, the town has done a lot to bring in really decent business, mostly cafes and restaurants, but that works well. They also have built housing close to BART, and so it all makes great sense.
The Coffee Shop has been open for a few years, but besides going grocery shopping at Diablo Foods, I haven’t tried The Coffee Shop until today.
It’s a great little place, reminds me of my favorite places in Bend, Oregon – hip and relaxed with good quality offerings.
They have coffee, pastries and beer and wine. I didn’t see if they also have a food menu, but the out door seating is especially nice.