Coffee Cartel★★★★★Offbeat local coffee house with atmosphere that makes you want to hang out there.
Dōh Creamery★★★★★An ice cream shop that also specializes in cookie dough. Good selection of flavors for both, and you can mix and match however you want.
Kéan Coffee★★★★★Great indie coffeehouse. Good coffee, good place to hang out. Established by the founder of Diedrich Coffee, a local chain back in the 80s and 90s.
Natureba★★★★★Tiny small business, great smoothies and tropical juices, plus Brazillian-style grilled sandwiches and Açaí bowls.
Rival Coffee Co.★★★★★Good coffee and creative flavor combinations. REALLY good breakfast sandwiches. A bit out of the way, but worth it.
The Crafted Scone★★★★★Not just great scones, but a great variety of scones. Good for breakfast, lunch (they also make ‘sconewiches’), a snack, or just coffee or tea.
The Empanada Shop★★★★★Great selection of both meat and veggie fillings, plus desserts (the chocolate one is intense).
The Press Espresso★★★★★Good coffee with a wide range of flavored drinks. Small but inviting.
Union Pizza★★★★★Thin-crust pizzas are good, deep-dish pizzas are REALLY good. My favorite is the Classic Deep Dish (spinach, roasted garlic, ricotta and mushrooms) - and normally I don’t even like mushrooms.