Calistoga Roastery

Calistoga Roastery

I ventured into this charming coffee shop after a scenic drive up to Sonoma county wine country. I realized I needed a jolt of caffeine before a day of wine tasting and touring vineyards.

My remedy was in the form of a piping hot latte at Calistoga Roastery.

Calistoga Roastery
Calistoga Roastery: Clint and I ordered a large latte to share. We enjoy doing this because the drink tends to stay hotter longer (surface area to volume) and only one of us has to carry it which means the other has both hands to get some needed task done.

What I didn’t foresee were the witty words of wisdom, buttercup yellow walls, and inviting chairs that would lure me into dillydallying for a moment.

Calistoga Roastery
The right side of the shop which as plenty of space for regulars to sit and enjoy a brew and intriguing locally-made items line the walls for visitors to the area.

It was early morning on a weekend so the morning patrons were probably still in bed, enjoying the last few moments of sleep which are always the most precious. Later on in the day, I could imagine this place bustling with old friends and colleagues meeting for casual business discussions around the lovingly worn dining tables.

The latte was creamy, rich, flavorful…and steaming. It was just what I needed before a day of wine.

Calistoga Roastery
Service was friendly and I just had a feeling as I walked in, I was in for a darn good cappuccino.

The Calistoga Roastery was founded in 1992 by Clive Richardson, a coffee veteran who left the corporate world of San Francisco and Los Angeles. The cafe is opened 7 days a week. If you can’t make it up to Calistoga, they do offer their coffee through mail order.

If you are planning an adventure up in Sonoma wine country, make sure to find some time for this Calistoga cappuccino for the soul.

Calistoga Roastery
1426 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5757

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.