I’ve been trying to figure out what my obsession with coffee has been lately.
Up until a few months ago I rarely even drank coffee at all, but recently I’ve been so intrigued by all of the little shops that aren’t a part of a mainstream chain. Don’t get me wrong – Starbucks and Peet’s have their place in my heart, but it is something about the small, tucked away spots that have the power to awaken a new sense of inspiration.
This week, we decided to try Common Room Roasters. Tucked away in a Newport Beach neighborhood, the baristas are serving up delicious coffee paired with minimalistic vibes.
Here’s the need to know:
- Common Room Roasters is located in a spot where you’re not necessarily likely to just stumble across it. If you begin to feel like you might be going the wrong way when looking for it, keep going.
- The owners are from Melbourne, and the shop is designed to represent an Australian approach to how coffee is done.
- They use local ingredients. It is evident from the rich and bold flavors that they keep away from anything generic or mass produced. Even their milk is from a local vendor (they have almond milk too!) They also offer a variation of donuts and protein balls.
- We ordered a chocolate latte, a vanilla latte, and a hot chocolate (cost: $14). All three came out with beautiful latte art ( I’ve never seen someone do an elephant on a hot chocolate).
- The people who work here are friendly, hip, and knowledgable about what the company strives to deliver to its customers.
- They also host different events and popups ; this is definitely a creative space sure to provide you with some #InstantInspo.
As always, happy adventuring!