Top 5 Coffeehouses in Los Gatos
Coffee culture is vital throughout Silicon Valley and Los Gatos is no exception. The town has a myriad of places to grab a quick cup including Peet’s, two Starbucks, and Philz. There are also a number of extremely popular local coffeehouses in Los Gatos that offer food, atmosphere, community and incredible coffee.
Coffee embodies so much more than a morning pick-me-up. It is community, a way to connect with friends, coworkers, and clients. And for those who drink it, we are discerning. We like our latte just so, our French roast extra strong, our foam extra foamy… or not.
Below are the top five Coffeehouses in Los Gatos. Each place has a distinct ambiance as well as its loyal following of coffee connoisseurs.
13 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos
Known for their exquisite French pastries, Amour Patisserie is a delightful place to enjoy an espresso or latte paired with a freshly baked fruit tart, slice of cheesecake, macaron, quiche or Pain au Chocolate. In the heart of downtown, Amour also serves hot and iced tea, and hot chocolate. “Good espresso, friendly staff, good atmosphere. The drip coffee was locally roasted from SF and tasted magically delicious,” say Google reviewers.
15525 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos
With plenty of space to hang out, Blvd Coffee of Los Gatos has a varied menu of java served any way you’d like. Home of the naked latte, they also serve espresso, specialty coffees, energy and brain-boosting bulletproof coffee and sell their own bottled Nitrogen Cold Brew. Grab a sweet or savory crepe, breakfast sandwich or other quick bite including gluten free and low fat options. Friendly service and free WiFi. “One of the best little coffee shops in the sprawling metropolis. Good coffee, a quiet environment, and a home town feel are of the three main draws to this little bistro.”
19 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos
Sat & Sun 7am-8pm
A staple in Los Gatos since 1991, Great Bear Coffee roasts only the freshest, most flavorful beans on-site, specializing in limited small batch roasts. Great Bear’s first roaster was trained by none other than Alfred Peet of Peet’s Coffee fame. Renowned for their Chocolate Coffee Cream, this chocolate-coffee-ice cream delight topped with real whipped cream is sinfully indulgent. In addition to java, Great Bear serves hot and iced teas and offers fare for breakfast, lunch and ginner including burritos, quiche, muffins, cookies and more. Warm and inviting, customers are encouraged to hang out and work or enjoy a few hours connecting with friends. Say one of their Google reviewers: “Love this coffee shop. Service is always friendly and accommodating, lots of seating, excellent coffee and a great selection of teas. Try the olallieberry pie!“
101 West Main Street, Los Gatos
Thursday & Friday 6am-10pm
A hangout for locals and tourists alike, Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company has been serving and roasting specialty coffee in it’s Main Street location since 1982. Especially during weekends, groups of trail hikers and mountain bikers gather here for a post-workout cappuccino, latte or freshly brewed cup of Black Velvet coffee. The intimate European vibe is heightened by the exposed brick walls lined with local art and marble café tables as well as outdoor bench seating perfect for people (and dog) watching. Crepes, sandwiches, quiche, cakes and pastries are available to whet appetites. Wednesday through Saturdays, enjoy live music, wine and beer as well as an expanded dinner menu. “Favorite coffee place, with great coffee, pastries, crepes, good food, cakes, wine, and live bands It’s place where everybody knows your name,” says Google reviewer Loai Najjar.
130 North Santa Cruz Avenue
One of the new kids on the block, Loma Coffee Bar is an offshoot of the Loma Brewing Company. Serving San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee during the day and artisan ale at night, Loma is a hidden gem with a peaceful, quiet environment, light fare, friendly service and free WiFi. Their baristas make a mean latte, cappuccino and espresso. “A great coffee shop. Serving four barrel coffee. Quiet. Free wifi. Lovely stained glass windows. Friendly staff.”