Bagel Club Marina's grinder hoppers churn with full loads of organic and fair trade coffee beans, dripping into steamy obsidian cups that pair with a full array of New York–style bagels baked daily. Breakfasting pairs lounge in cushy leather chairs or on the brick patio, unwrapping breakfast bagel sandwiches built to order from sundry cheeses, meats, scrambled eggs, and any bagel. Turkey doubles over under a coating of pepper jack cheese, and crisp bacon wraps itself in a blanket of cheddar for one final dream. Alternatively, visitors present their punch cards for a series of five choices from the specialty drink menu, their cups foaming over with frothy lattes and gourmet espressos. Chai lattes and other loose leaf teas fill the requirement for government-mandated tea times, and a slew of iced coffees saves impatient drinkers from scalded taste buds.
Lion Coffee is America’s oldest major coffee company and has reigned as “King of Coffees” since 1864. Today’s LION is Hawaii’s favorite gourmet coffee and market-share leader. LION’s regal standards demand the finest beans, fancy roasting, and an abundance of cheer.
Over the past four decades, Starbucks has bloomed from a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market to more than 17,000 stores responsible for caffeinating 55 countries. The company’s smiling, green-aproned baristas have become the mascots of many people’s morning routine, pouring cups of dark, medium, and blonde roast for coffee purists and adding shots of caramel or white chocolate to more elaborate espresso creations and treats such as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Concerned with more than flavour, Starbucks strives to fill its menu with responsibly sourced coffee, cocoa, and tea that protect the farmers and bioregions they come from. These efforts have earned the company a spot on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies.
With a full menu of ethically sourced coffee products, Java Jones Coffeehouse will give your sleepy face a caffeine buzz without putting a frown on your morals. All beverages are brewed with the highest quality ingredients available, many certified organic or locally roasted. Grab a cup of bean juice ($1.85 for a small) to go with a traditionally dressed lox bagel ($6.95) from the café menu and start your day as swimmingly as an Atlantic salmon in a wave pool. Or pair a refreshing glass of iced tea ($2.25 for a small) with a build-your-own sandwich or crêpe ($6.95) for a midday pick-you-up. In addition to serving up tasty tastes by the taste, Java Jones sells a wide variety of its coffee and tea products to be prepared at your autobiographer's home. Steep some red-lavender loose leaves ($2.95) to unwind before calming down with a book in bed, or snatch the seductive French Kiss coffee ($11.95) to turn your kitchen's cold press into your home's summertime mistletoe.
Not long after beginning their relationship, Fabrison’s co-owners Fabrice and Alison—from Marseilles, France and Columbus, Ohio, respectively—traveled to Europe together, seeking a change of scenery. Inspired by the warm hospitality of European cafés, they returned home to open their own cozy shop, combining their first names to form its distinctive moniker.
Crepes are the specialty at Fabrison’s, with customers perusing a menu of sweet, savory, and breakfast iterations of the traditional French food. The La Galette combines ham, mushrooms, and spinach with a fried egg, whereas the L’Isabelle keeps its ingredients as simple as Count von Count’s locker combination, mingling sugar, butter, and a topping of powdered sugar. Patrons can begin their mornings with a spot of espresso and Fabrice’s Breakfast Crepe, filled with sausage, bacon, and spicy harissa sauce. Rounding out the menu is a selection of patisserie-style desserts and pastries.
The couple’s friends and family helped them plan their café’s look, with Fabrice’s mother sending over photos and swatches from European cafes, which influenced its bright palette of crimson, gold, and washed turquoise. Alison’s mother sewed the gingham curtains on the windows, and artist Derek Little created the vivid painting on the front window. Fabrison’s also shares French culture with the community through regular evening events that include crepe-cooking classes, French movie nights, French speaking classes, and French kissing workshops.
Though it’s firmly planted in San Diego soil, Gourmet on 5th mimics the epicurean traiteur shops that pepper European roadsides. The store empowers its visitors to eat healthy, and at the same time helps them do so without having to dawdle over a hot stove or buy out a local vegetable farm. Brimming with French influence, Gourmet on 5th’s blackboard menu changes seasonally. It features full meals, including lamb shanks, duck confit, and coq au vin. But the store also has nutritious bites for on-the-move munchers, such as crepes and signature sandwiches, along with energizing drinks, such as espresso concoctions and exotic teas.