Cafes in San Juan Capistrano

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A Store For Cooks

Helmed by Susan Vollmer, the culinary shop equips patrons with the goods and know-how with which to assemble delicious meals. Guests can peruse the cozy shop's selection of cookware, kitchen gadgets, and kitchen décor, picking out funky Venus flytrap–shaped tongs or kitchen mops that double as sous chefs. To learn how to put their new tools to work, gourmet cooking classes teach students to whip up meals such as Iranian mushroom patties in whole-wheat pitas or five-course brunch feasts. The classes run in 50-minute, 60-minute, or two-hour spurts, and are taught by local teachers, chefs, and cookbook authors.

30100 Town Center Dr
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

A fervent believer in the power of juicing, Jaime Hoben and Cesily Kuriel founded Juicilicious Juice Bar with the hopes that their message of drinking to your health almost always means juicing. Maximizing health potential, all of Juicilicious' offerings are organic and cold-pressed—meaning customers get the highest benefits of the fresh fruits and veggies, since produce is never heated—producing juices packed with optimal amounts of enzymes and nutrients. Hoben and her staff design customized juice cleanses for clients, who can choose the duration of the cleanse, as well as their preferred drinks, and also specialize in smoothies, kids' drinks, healthy shots, and açaí bowls.

34085 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste 109
Dana Point,
CA
US

On a patio shade by large umbrellas, or inside amidst the whir of an espresso machine and walls littered with art, The Neighborhood Cup fosters that sought-after feeling of coffee-house leisure. Resident baristas craft coffee and espresso drinks, manipulating the bubbly foam of lattes into intricate patterns such as portraits of the Mona Lisa drinking a cappuccino. Patrons also find coffee-colored leather couches and chairs, as well as a menu of breakfast bites, sandwiches, and snacks. The Neighborhood Cup also hosts events, including open-mic nights and classic-car gatherings to see whose muscle car can knock back the most espresso shots.

1 Journey
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US

We invite you to our neighborhood cafe where families & good friends gather over delicious food since 1994. We pride ourselves in serving fresh made-to-order quality meals at a great value. With 3 locations in the South OC, we are only a 10 minute drive from any direction...Warmly, Proprietors,.Bill & Michelle McKay

26601 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US

Top notch Arabica beans arrive green at Javatinis, each pack mule still wet from its long journey over sea. With 11 blends of African, Latin American, and Asian beans, you can have a different cup of liquid alchemy for almost every day of week (12 oz. bags start at $11). Javatinis allows you to choose your roast level, picking from nine stages of increasingly deadly heat, with the final roast level applied by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

22972 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills,
CA
US

Committed to perfecting olive-oil production, Trabuco Farms private labels its olives from California. The result is an oil that lends a mild fruit and pepper flavor to salads or pastas. Using natural fruit extracts, Trabuco Farms’ oil further enhance these oils by infusing them with a variety of flavors, including orange, jalapeño, garlic, and basil. Trabuco Farms also stocks a range of barrel-aged balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy.

28562 Oso Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita,
CA
US