Chromatic Coffee is a weekend regular for us. It’s not particularly close to where we live. And the stripmall location off of Stevens Creek Blvd does not exude the typical neighborhood charms we often look for in a good cafe. Step inside though, and you’ll find friendly people serving up great coffee in a simple setting that instantly makes you feel at home. It’s thourghly unpretentious and draws a mixed crowd of regulars. I favor their cold brew, while Oliver typically goes for a pour over or the batch brew. They serve Manresa Bread pastries, and while I have a hard time saying no to gluten free carrot cake, I’ve only succumb to its siren call once. It was delicious.
We occasionally pick up a bag of beans to supplment the Blue Bottle delivery we’ve been getting for years. Their Ethiopian Guji was so good, we got it a second time. The stools facing outside are my favorite perch, but get there early. They go fast.
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