Sip Your Morning Jolt at States Coffee

If you love the artistry behind coffee, you’ll appreciate the view from “The Family Room” at States Coffee. A few designated days each week, an employee fires up the coffee roasting machine in plain view of the main seating area. The scent of gently roasting beans wafts across the space as he works. That space is […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Rotator Taproom

You won't find much information about Rotator Taproom online, just a few photos, a tap list, and the tagline "Three local boys open a taproom." That's really all that you need to know about the new taproom, which just made its grand debut in August. The no-frills industrial space is the perfect spot to grab […]

Now Open Near The Boulevard: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

Dark roast French chicory coffee swirled with sweetened condensed milk. This is the French-Vietnamese Au Lait, one of the signature java beverages at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea. A nearby branch of this coffeehouse chain just debuted in July with local owners, so you can support their new endeavor as you sip on a sweet and […]

A New Spot for Smoothies Near The Boulevard: Juice Zone Bee & Tea

Juice Zone Bee & Tea pours freshly pressed fruit and veggie juices, boba and milk teas, and nutrient-packed smoothies. Even though it only opened in April, the fresh and healthy options are already catching the attention of local customers, especially the unique sips you won't find anywhere else. Take, for example, the acai smoothies. The […]

Enjoy an Artisan Java Drink at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery

On a warm day in Walnut Creek, there's nothing quite like kicking back with a Mocha Freeze at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery. The frosty beverage features espresso, chocolate, and milk all swirled together and capped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Unsurprisingly, it's a customer favorite, but it's far from your only […]

Head to Newly Opened Tacos El Patron for Authentic Mexican Food

You can tell an authentic taco from a weak imitation by looking at the toppings. A true taco showcases meats so tender and deliciously seasoned that it only needs the classic combination of diced onions and cilantro to add a hint of flavor. This is the type of taco you'll find at Tacos El Patron, […]

Savor Unique Flavors at Guanatos Ice Cream

There are lots of reasons to love Guanatos Ice Cream. For one thing, the small local chain is a family-run business, so when you enjoy an ice cream cone here, you're supporting your community. Its staff also crafts the ice creams in-house using fresh fruits and other natural ingredients, meaning you can always expect a […]

Build Your Own Healthy Bowl at Patra Indian Grill

When Patra Indian Grill debuted in Walnut Creek two months ago, it presented a new quick-serve option to the city's health-conscious eaters. Patra Indian Grill follows the concept of other trendy customizable "fast food" restaurants, offering farm-to-table ingredients and a build-your-own-bowl option. If you decide to design a meal from scratch, start with a base […]

Do Dinner Out at One of These Popular Pleasant Hill Eateries

Whether you're looking for comfort food that reminds you of home or you're in the mood to savor something exotic, you'll be able to find a restaurant in Pleasant Hill that appeases your taste buds. Here are five of the best eateries and bars in the area; try one of them the next time you […]