A Toast To The Roast

Coffee and Beyond

Rebel Hen: 
436 Lincoln Blvd. #102, Lincoln, CA 95648 
530-602-9513 
www.rebelhencafe.com
@rebelhencafe
Looking for an Instagram-able experience in Lincoln that also has some of the best coffee around? Well, Rebel Hen is your one-stop coffee shop. This family-owned business is at the heart of Downtown Lincoln right off the main drag. A cute rustic spot to beat the summer heat or stop while on the town. A great place for community as they serve full-bodied coffee, sweets, salads and other breakfast items with a smile. Be sure to grab a brown sugar latte or any of their drinks with homemade whip cream. P.S. Kid- and pet-friendly too!

Bagel & Bean: 
845 Twelve Bridges Drive, Suite 140, Lincoln, CA 95648 
916-209-3995
www.bagelandbean.com
@_bagel_and_bean_
This family-owned business has all your bagel and coffee needs wrapped into one. Open since January of 2020 they provide frappes, mochas, or lattes and a unique variety of flavorful bagels to choose from. Most popular on their menu is the Wildcat bagel and any of their energy drinks. I personally enjoyed their iced chai latte, which was a refreshing treat on a hot summer's day. They even care for your pets too with the provision of some lovely puppuccinos.

Brood Coffee:
110 Gateway Drive, Lincoln, CA 95648  
916-409-5832
www.broodcoffee.co
@broodcoffeeshop
What a groovy place to cool off and grab a delightful drink. Their chic patterns create a fun uplifting space for all including dogs and kids. This family business has been open for almost a year now serving lattes, chais, teas, and refreshing lemonades. Not only is their staff knowledgeable, but they also craft your coffee using local Sacramento chocolate fish beans. Their housemade vanilla bean latte is a favorite, and I really enjoyed their brown sugar hazelnut latte, which left my tastebuds satisfied. 

Pause: 
2168 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765   
916-787-5676
www.pausecoffee.house
@pausecoffeehouse
Looking for a nice place to have a meeting, sip on some coffee, catch up with old friends, or just pause? Pause allows you to rest from the busyness of life with good coffee! Their aesthetic creates an inviting atmosphere inside and outside for everyone including animals and kids. Each cup is made to put a smile on your face as they include coffee art on their lattes and even have a secret menu. The roasted pistachio latte was a personal favorite of mine for the sweet yet bitter flavor. You can also find bagels, sandwiches, and crepes to fill you up in either location of Rocklin or Fair Oaks. 

Edwin’s Coffee & Tea: 
2600 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677 
916-632-9753
@edwinscoffeeandtea
Man, that's some good cup of joe. If you're looking for some rich, authentic coffee, then Edwins is your place. This family-owned business of 26 years roasts all their own coffee using royal coffee. Not only is the owner Edwin a delight to talk to but he loves using coffee as a creative outlet for life. Customer service is a priority and you can truly use your imagination when you order. Their regulars enjoy a good espresso or traditional cappuccino. Along with coffee, they serve homemade baked turnovers, bagels, egg sandwiches, and banana bread. I loved their mocha and highly recommend visiting Edwin's coffee where each cup is filled with love and care. 

Destiny’s Cafe: 
6850 Five Star Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677   
916-780-1873 
www.destiny.cafe
@thedestinycafe
By far my favorite aesthetic coffee shop for fellowship and drinks as I felt content while sipping on my warm beverage. Destiny’s cafe has been in business since 2017, and they love to cater their community with coffee. Their cozy ambiance is perfect for people-watching, note-taking and meetings. I recommend their popular watermelon refresher or a good cold brew when you stop in. Some good options for lunch are sandwiches, wraps and pastries. 

Simple pleasures: 
648 Fifth St., Lincoln, CA 95648  
916-645-1251
www.cateringbysimplepleasures.com
@simplepleasurescatering 
This family establishment is simply delightful for all things coffee, food, and feeling at home. Not only has this lovely business been at the heart of Lincoln since 1979, but they have the heart to serve. Their menu has a range of options including hot breakfast foods, handcrafted sandwiches, and fresh salads. I enjoyed Shawn's steak sandwich with its special seasoning as well as the hazelnut vanilla latte with caramel drizzle. If you are looking for a handmade pastry in the morning or a fantastic sandwich for lunch, Simple Pleasures is the way to go for dining in or catering!