Hopper & Burr Santa Ana

Hopper & Burr Santa Ana

Hopper & Burr Santa Ana

Another incredible coffee shop in the heart of Santa Ana. Downtown Santa Ana has become a great hot spot for art & foodies as of late. Hopper & Burr sits in the heart of this downtown district and is open Monday – Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm. During the evening, this place transitions into an evening dining experience.

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Dripp Coffee – Downtown Fullerton

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If you’re looking for good coffee in Orange County, friendly baristas and plenty of space to spread out your work then Dripp in Downtown Fullerton, CA is the place for you! I have been waiting for this place to open up for months now as I was a big fan of the Chino Hills location. With this one being much closer plus in one of my favorite downtown spots it was a win win. I took a trip up over the weekend to get some blogging done, one of the baristas in the front helped me pick out one of their drip brews (medium blend) and I picked up a delicious ham and cheese croissant. This is the perfect place to study or have a quick drink with friends. There’s a large courtyard area and the interior is very spacious with both lounge, table and bar seating. Definitely give this place a go on your next trip towards Orange County!

Dripp Coffee Downtown Fullerton
500 N Harbor Blvd
Ste B
Fullerton, CA 92832

Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 12:00am
Friday – Saturday: 6:00am – 1:00am
Sunday: 6:00am – 11:00pm

Neat Coffee, Costa Mesa CA

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I’m always on the hunt for cute local coffee shops and I was surprised to see that I had missed an opening literally down the street from my house! Tucked away in an office compound, Neat Coffee features a simple menu, cute pastries, and delicious local almond milk to create their masterpieces. This shop is unique compared to others as it shares space with a joint work space that is rentable to anyone needing creative space. I love the small homey feeling of this place, seats scattered out front, with a line almost always out the door (but don’t worry its only about 3 deep). I’d definitely give this one a try if you are an OC native! Also don’t forget to grab a punch card when you’re there!

FreeSoulCaffe – Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe located in downtown Tustin, CA

FreeSoulCaffe

191 East Main Street Suite 1B, Tustin, California 92780 | 714-371-0976 | Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 9:00pm

As an avid coffee connoisseur I love scrounging my area for local Orange County coffee shops that not only have great coffee and pastries but also a unique experience and environment. One of my friends had mentioned FreeSoulCaffe in downtown Tustin, CA to me a few weeks back and it really sounded familiar. Low and behold I had it bookmarked already in Yelp as a place to visit. Once I had the chance to stop in (note that they are closed on Sundays as I failed in my first attempt to try it out) I was pleasantly surprised. The aesthetic is unbelievable with marble counter and table tops, cute shrubs and succulents and some beautiful wood decor.

Coffee: While I usually go for lattes or flat whites, today I was feeling a little more basic and went for their drip coffee. I’m extremely happy I did considering how beautiful the presentation was (see above images). They are also a Vegan restaurant so you can bet I was happy to know they provide milk alternatives for my coffee which I barely needed to add into my coffee, it was just that good.

Food: As mentioned above, this is a vegan coffee/caffe so you can expect all breakfast, lunch and dinner items to be without the essentials of milk and eggs. I ordered off their new “brunch” menu and opted for their Potato Hash. It was seriously delicious with tofu, green and red peppers, onions, and some jalepenos which surprisingly didn’t add too much spice (I’m not one for super spicy).

Overall the service here was impeccable and while I did visit on a lonely Tuesday morning you can expect that this place is great for Saturday morning and afternoons. I’d check them out for breakfast but my husband also tried their vegan ham sandwich and he was pleasantly surprised.