It’s national coffee day and you know what that means… Time to enjoy the aroma of the espresso beans and the creamy texture of a well pulled latte with whatever syrup combination your heart desires. Mmmm. Dreamy.
Both Americanos and black coffee are great too but they’re not as fun to daydream about… anyway if you’re looking for a prime spot to visit for this celebration of a day of all days, NATIONAL COFFEE DAY YAAAAS check out Scout Coffee on either Foothill Plaza or Downtown SLO on Garden Street.
The OG Scout on Garden Street downtown has been around since early 2014. The pictures in this blog post are from the newest Scout which just opened up in August of 2016 on Foothill (because it’s right next to where I live and where I will now be spending the majority of my free time and money…). But the owners Jon and Sara Peterson are extremely accomplished in the ways of coffee roasting, marketing, business owning and barista-ing.
According to their website, “Scout is truly a community place, where the products, service, people and space just can’t be beat.”
Each batch of coffee is roasted locally at their sister company right in here SLO, HoneyCo. If you’re not into coffee (I respectfully disagree with you 😉 ) Scout also has tea, house made sodas made with local produce, seasonal milkshakes, house-made almond milk, and fresh made baked goods (of which I personally recommend their legendary cookies).
There’s space to study and socialize, to read a book and to enjoy your drink. Be forewarned however that there are not many power outlets at either location, which is not necessarily a bad thing… It just means you need to actually talk to people around you or stay off electronics for a little while. If you’re looking for a place to study for long periods of time this might not be the right place.
The decor is refreshing and homey, the espresso delicious and the ambiance cheery and full of life.
The almond milk mocha is one of the greatest things I have ever tasted in my life, and special because the almond milk is home made in house. Anything you order, however, will not disappoint.
Check out either location of Scout Coffee, today, and thank me later. Maybe by buying me one of those almond milk mocha’s…. 😉
Garden Street Location: