No matter where you’re vacationing, it’s important to find out where the best local cups of coffee are served.Here at Sanctuary, you can enjoy a cup of coffee accompanied by the sounds of the ocean from your own room. But if you need a caffeination boost during your explorations later in the day, look to these coffee shops in Monterey for a refuel.
While Monterey has you swept up in the romance of a beach vacation, enjoy a coffee from another sunny paradise. Aloha Coffee serves Kona coffee from Hawaii with early-day favorites like acai bowls, waffles, and sandwiches.
Aloha Coffee & Cafe. 1098 Del Monte Ave.
This is a coffee-enthusiast’s coffee place, as it has a wide variety of blends and creative, caffeinated concoctions. Enjoy a pour over, cold brew, cocoa, or kuma coffee with a house-made pastry for a delightful morning.
Bright Coffee. 281 Lighthouse Ave.
Located on Monterey’s historic and popular center neighborhood of Cannery Row, Tidal Coffee is a solid place to grab some perk on your way to tour the area or visit the wharf. The nitro cold brew is heavenly, and there is nice outdoor seating for you to people watch with your morning cup.
Tidal Coffee. 400 Cannery Row
A spacious, open-air cafe, Water and Leaves is a really pretty and nice place to grab some coffee or tea.The beans are local and the practices are sustainable, so that’s another point of inspiration. It’s also a bakery that serves top-notch sandwiches and breakfasts.
Water and Leaves. 95 Fisherman’s Wharf
Cafe Lumiere is another modern-looking cafe in Monterey with a delightful selection of brunch dishes and great coffee provided by Acme, a popular local roaster. If you dig some lox or avocado toast with your cold brew, then this is a spot worth visiting.
Cafe Lumiere. 365 Calle Principal