Bereka Coffee

2320 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123

b/t Pierce St & Scott St

For coffee and homemade walnut bread this is a 6 out of 5.

No espresso however they can make your coffee very strong if you ask. They have a number of different coffees to choose from.

Best coffee I’ve had in a long time. $3. for 12 ounce and $3.50 for 16 ounce coffee. All coffee is individually ground fresh, hand dripped and then hand aired.

Only 4 seats inside & 2 seats outside so mostly to go and not a sit down type of place.

We’ll be back.

Crave Coffee Bar

4530 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711


I am the kind of girl who loves good, strong coffee.  I like my coffee either black or with a splash of milk, and I like for my coffee to kick my butt a little bit.  Crave has achieved this.

I went with three friends to get some coffee before a day of adventuring, and all four of us got coffee for less than one of our breakfasts at Starbucks.  It was just under $15 dollars for a large coffee with milk, a medium iced tea, a large caramel macchiato and a large black and white mocha.  Can you say deal?

We all tried each others..well…nobody wanted to try mine, but I tried everybody’s.  All of the drinks were really delicious (of course mine was the best), and made with care.  It was obvious that the people who put our drinks together knew what they were doing and enjoy what they do.  You could taste the love.

You could also taste the caffeine!  Oh my goodness!  Halfway through my coffee I started talking a mile a minute and generally being hyper.  This is astonishing for me, especially with coffee I got out of a window.  Now that I know this place exists, and that the coffee is awesome, and that it is was less expensive then *ahem* other places, I feel that this will become my new go-to coffee house.

Four Barrel Coffee 2

375 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Literally an awesome coffee spot!
Super nice baristas and they have ceramic cup! It’s is so cool! I loved my cup of latte in a ceramic cup.
It’s is really nice to enjoy a day here drinking latte out of a ceramic cup and having the roaster roast coffee beans right in front of me.Four Barrel Coffee - San Francisco, CA, United States

Four Barrel Coffee

375 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Literally an awesome coffee spot!
Super nice baristas and they have ceramic cup! It’s is so cool! I loved my cup of latte in a ceramic cup.
It’s is really nice to enjoy a day here drinking latte out of a ceramic cup and having the roaster roast coffee beans right in front of me.

Unicorn Cafe

1723 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

I was visiting Evanston for an academic conference with my girlfriend.  I came across this cafe while doing a search online for places to work during the day.  Judging by the pictures posted it looked like a great place to meet up with friend, sip coffee and work.

The cafe was just what I expected.  Very comfortable, plenty of seating.  Lighting and electrical outlets were in abundance.  Also got a chance to meet the owner.  I found here to be pleasant, welcoming and eager to make sure her customer have a great experience.

I liked the cafe so much I bought a Unicorn Cafe t-shirt for my barista back home.

Fuel Cafe

818 E Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

I’ve been to Fuel a handful of times, all for various reasons. I’ve had lunch, met someone for coffee, and had a beer while waiting for a table at Centro. Every time has been nothing but perfection.

I forget what I food I have had from Fuel, but I recently discovered that they have $4 burritos on Wednesdays, which seems too good to be true, so I will have to check that out for myself.

The last time I was there was to do some homework. I had a pint of the house coffee, a bottle of Lakefront’s Fuel Cafe, and busted out some work, all while the entirety of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album played. Any place that jams out to that album is alright by me.

Mayorga Coffee Roasters

15151 Southlawn Ln
Rockville, MD 20850


After living in the Pacific Northwest, which is the land of hard-core fine coffees, I have been happy to find a few local roasters who are bringing fair trade coffee and cafe craftsmanship to the developing suburban DC culinary wasteland. I found Mayorga roastery by driving past but apparently there really is no secret to this little Rockville gem because I wasn’t the only customer. The roastery sells to the public Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The coffee is fresh and excellent and the roaster was knowledgeable, laid back, and friendly while I interrogated him on all the different beans. I limited myself to three bags of beans that I have not seen in the grocery store. They sell the “regular” bags you are used to seeing in the store as well as 2-lb bags. I kept telling myself, “They are just right here in Rockville, I can return,” which is how I kept myself limited to three bags.

The roaster told me that they they are moving not too far this spring and will have a viewing area for customers to observe the coffee roasting, which should be fun. There are several roasts of beans available that can be hard to find. Who knew the Galapagos grows coffee? Not my brother from Seattle. Hah!

Also, the coffee bean industry in general is shockingly brutal to the farmers, so I feel compelled to support roasters who make the effort to obtain fair trade, organic beans. If you care about the farmers who struggle to make quality coffee and if you want delicious, really fresh roasted beans, then you will be happy you stopped for a visit.

This is not the place for you if you love Dunkin Donuts coffee or if you are looking for cheap coffee.

Duck’s Cottage

1240 Duck Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Nearly perfect setting and ambiance coupled with a pleasant attitude from the employees, an eclectic collection of books to read/purchase and the best cappuccino foam I’ve found to date.

It’s a quaint cottage (true to the name) as the hub of a small collection of local retail outfitters and some fantastic eateries. Duck’s Cottage offers a quiet respite for the weary shopper to receive a caffeine infusion for a pick-me-up or just a quiet corner in which to read and reflect if shopping is not your gig. I pulled the combination of imbibing in their coffee creation as well as enjoying the cinnamon coffee cake muffin while reading my book (Seveneves if you’re curious).

The front porch is inviting with its ample wooden seats and view of the shops. Just around the corner is a wooden bridge crossing a duck and turtle pond to add some natural beauty to an otherwise sterile shopping experience. If you wish to sit inside, there is a small, Rattan, love seat and a few sparse chairs with small tables… all of which have a nice view of the pond and bridge. If you are unable to relax in this place, perhaps decaf is a better option than the espresso-based drinks. Seriously though, I was enamored with the cottage and look forward to my return.

Thanks for keeping the Indy book shop alive and well.