Kraken Coffee in Avila Beach


Oh MAH goodness let me tell you about one of my new favorite coffee shops I’ve found on the Central Coast. It’s called Kraken Coffee Co and it’s right on the beach in Avila. It’s two of my favorite things put together: coffee and a view of the ocean. The shop is owned by the same owners of Kreuzberg in downtown SLO which is no surprise, because Kreuzberg is awesome too.


Kraken brews the same coffee as Kreuzberg which is tasty. There’s wifi and an ample number of power outlets. If you don’t want to sit outside on the patio and stare at the ocean because for some reason you have to be productive the interior includes a spacious upstairs loft with clean and artsy rustic sailor decor to match the ocean view outside the large windows.¬†It’s a great place to study or get some work done, or to meet up with a friend and chat.

In fact, this shop feels like every local down to earth company in SLO came together to create a space to spend a few hours enjoying time by the water. Kraken also serves Batch ice cream which means some sweet (literally!) affogatos and local Whalebird brand kombucha on tap. On this visit, I got a nitro brewed mango iced tea and it was delicious.


Kraken just opened in April of 2017, and is thriving. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly, offering recommendations and even samples of their drinks. I know I’ll be back to Kraken, and I can’t wait to see how much they continue to grow!