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Tri-Valley Coffee Shop Roundup

Coffee time is all the time – discover your new local caffeine fix! Here are our favorites in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and Danville.

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Espresso Rosetta, Livermore

This locally-owned, independent artisanal coffee company makes all of their syrups in-house and serves their drinks in porcelain cups to enhance the flavors. For those on the go, there are double-walled porcelain travel mugs for purchase. Loose leaf tea from Blue Willow, a local tea company, is also available. We recommend ordering the Nicco Macchiato Truffle (an intriguing blend of orange, cinnamon and vanilla) and taking a theater seat (reclaimed from an old theater in Berkeley) for a unique experience. espressorosetta.com

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The Press, Pleasanton

Get your cameras ready, because the coffee drinks and food here as gorgeous as they are tasty. Make sure to grab a cup of locally-roasted McLaughlin Coffee and an order of their toastinis or homemade marshmallows! Don’t be fooled by their strip mall location, once you’re there you’ll find a mixed crowd of young professionals, students and families forming a line out the door. thepressartisancafe.com

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Sideboard, Danville

The coffee service here begins with a selection of beans sourced from artisans’ hand roasting in small batches. Snag a seat at one of the vintage tables, whip out your laptop and get some work done. If you work into the night, don’t worry – there are blankets available for use, and you can order a delicious dinner. itsonthesideboard.com

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Inklings Coffee & Tea, Pleasanton

Inklings Coffee features specialty coffee and tea. They also have several meeting rooms and an event center available for rent. Catch live music too! What we love about Inklings is their investment in a building with enough space to fit you, your friends, your family, and anyone you might bump into on the street. inklingscoffee.com