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Festive Food & Booze in the Tri-Valley


Each year during the holiday season, Tri-Valley restaurants, cafés, and ice creameries take traditionally seasonal flavors and recreate them with their own added twist. From fresh apple donuts to eggnogtinis, take a peek at this year’s festive offerings and start building your foodie wish list!

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

The Press Café is known for their seasonal spin on artisanal beverages and bites. This year, try out their fresh-baked cinnamon apple donuts!

spiced cider

Sip on this seasonal spiced cider featuring your choice of spirit, topped with rum-infused salted caramel cream & cinnamon. Pick out your Christmas tree or take family photos at the tree lot behind their shop! 

Egg Nog Cappuccinos

Head to Story Coffee for one of their various seasonal drinks like the Egg Nog Cappuccino, Peppermint Mocha, Ginger Spice Latte, or Cider! 

hot buttered rum

Beer Baron features a wide selection of spirits, beers, and unique cocktails. During the holiday season, order up this warm hot buttered rum made in a special Santa mug. If you don’t feel like parting with this cute mug, take him home for an extra fee! 

holiday mule

Danville Brewing Company is known for their delicious and diverse brews, but they’ve created a special beverage just for the holidays. Try their Holiday Mule featuring house made rosemary vodka, rosemary simple syrup, cranberry juice, lime, and ginger beer. 

oatmeal raisin stout

spiced beer with oatmeal cookie on the rim and a jar of cookies

This award-winning herbed beer from Danville Brewing Company tastes like an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. Made with a complex mix of flavors, it’s brewed with caramel malts and spiced with cinnamon cloves vanilla and nutmeg. 

peppermint mocha

This Peppermint Mocha from The Press Café is almost too cute to sip. Like most of their menu, this seasonal offering is perfectly delicious and totally Instagrammable. 

caramel apples

Danville Chocolates

Danville Chocolates is our go-to spot for hand-dipped caramel apples anytime of the year, but they’re especially delicious during the holiday season. Their caramel apples dipped in a variety of sweets and candies make for great treat or gift. 


A must for mimosa-lovers, BottleTaps in Pleasanton serves up a seasonal mimosa flight featuring four specialty flavors. These sweet, bubbly creations are only available on weekends during brunch, so make sure to visit BottleTaps Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30am-3pm to try this festive edition of their mimosa flight! 

pumpkin pie ice cream


Meadowlark Dairy is locally famous for its unique flavors of housemade soft serve and other dairy products. Stop by during the holidays for their special seasonal flavors: peppermint, eggnog, and salted caramel. 



Simply Fondue is known year-round for their creative cocktails, cheese and chocolate fondues, and delicious appetizers, but their Eggnogtini is a seasonal offering you won’t want to miss! Another festive beverage you’ll have to try is their White Chocolate Peppermint Martini (also pictured).

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Inklings Coffee is a community hang out in the heart of Downtown Pleasanton, featuring local meet-ups, pop-up shops, and a delicious menu of artisanal beverages. This year, try their Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

White chocolate peppermint

Lottie’s Creamery in Danville features artisanal ice cream made in small batches. Stop in to taste their White Chocolate Peppermint ice cream and take a cone or pint to go! 

caramel apple latte

steamhouse coffee and kava bar festive food and booze

This season, The Steam House Coffee & Kava Bar has several festive additions to their menu. Try their Caramel Apple Latte, Steamed Cider, Brown Sugar Latte, Cinnamon Latte, or their Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake made with real pumpkin purée! 

the pom pom

A festive twist on the classic Moscow Mule with freshly squeezed lime juice, vodka, ginger beer and pomegranate juice served in a festive copper mug topped with fresh pomegranate seeds.