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Trade Coffee Trails: Southern California

We're heading West for warm weather and hot (or cod brew) coffee.

by Team Trade | February 25, 2020

After exploring the natural beauty of  Northern California, we’re heading out West again for our next Trade Coffee Trail. This time, we're off to the sunshine, surf, and stellar coffee of Southern California.

Starting at the storied shores of Santa Barbara, then onto the buzz of Los Angeles, and wrapping up with the laidback charm of San Diego, this trip is one you might be inspired to make more than once.

Travel Time: 5 hours (pit stops not included)

Santa Barbara, California

Our journey begins in what might be the most postcard-perfect city in America. The rugged beauty of the Central Coast gives way to sun-kissed Southern California.

Dune Coffee Roasters
528 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Dune's downtown Santa Barbara location is conveniently located close to the farmer's market which is held every Tuesday and Saturday in town. Grab your carrots and kale then stop by for an espresso or latte before heading back home. Or stop by beforehand and munch on a homemade pastry baked in-house.

Additional Locations

1101 State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
250 1-A Storke Road, Goleta, California 93117

Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels is unsurprisingly home to a heavenly coffee scene. With locations in just about every iconic LA neighborhood, hometown hero Groundwork Coffee is something you won't want to miss.

Groundwork Coffee Co.
2908 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405

Measuring in at a mere eight feet wide by 35 feet long, this improbable space is home to one of Groundwork’s most interesting coffeehouses — short on size, but big on charm.

They packed every square-inch with organic coffees, teas, and homemade baked goods. Check out the art wall — you can’t help but get a close look.

Additional Locations

811 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90013
150 N Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90004
11275 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
671 Rose Avenue, Venice, California 90291

Rancho Cucamonga, California

On the outskirts of Los Angeles is one of America's more curiously named cities. But don't be fooled: Rancho Cucamonga's own Klatch Coffee means business.

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8916 Foothill Boulevard, Suite C
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

In 2018, Klatch Coffee reached the 25 year milestone. Their Rancho Cucamonga location is where that journey began. 

Located on the Historic Route 66, Klatch now stands where the Route 66 museum once stood. Originally named Coffee Klatch, this roaster quickly became a community hotspot featuring local bands playing on the patio and Mexican Mochas (made with Ibarra Chocolate).

Additional Locations

951 North Haven Avenue, Ontario, California 91764
806 West Arrow Highway Suite A, San Dimas, California 91773
306 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, California 90277

Redlands, California

This close-knit, laid-back community is home to none other than Augie's Coffee.

Augie's Coffee Roasters
300 East State Street
Redlands, California 92373

Augie's is a family – not only of customers, baristas, roasters, and growers, but quite literally. Co-owned by father-son duo Andy and Austin Amento since 2009, Augie's won’t claim to be the reason that Downtown Redlands is such a special place, but it is, and they're proud to call it home.

Additional Locations

4205 Main Street, Riverside, California 92501
526 West 1st Street, Claremont, California 91711
32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, California 92592
540 West Stuart Avenue Suite 110, Redlands, California 92374

San Diego, California

Endless beaches, year-round sunshine, and chill vibes make for an unforgettable city that you will be in no rush to leave. Named for its iconic neighborhood, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is just one of the many great things about SD.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
2295 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101

On any given day, you can spot community members, tourists, and business owners interacting with each other, learning about coffee at cupping events, or listening to live music — while always enjoying Bird Rock's rotating selection of brewed coffee and seasonal espresso.

Its pour-over bar offers one an excellent opportunity to experience all the nuances and complexity of their coffee, all brewed to order.

Additional Locations

1270 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, California 92110
5627 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, California 92037
2656 Gateway Road, Suite 150, Carlsbad, California 92009
829 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, California 92109
212 Carmel Valley Road, Del Mar, California 92014