Friends don’t let friends do Starbucks. Yeah, I said it.
I get it. Starbucks can be convenient. There’s one on. practically every corner, including inside the hotels you’re probably staying. And, for many who like to know what to expect from their coffee (a venti latte with blah blah blah blah short on the whip blah blah ), going to a Starbucks ensures that your order will likely taste the same time after time, location after location.
But yet, there’s nothing quite like an independent coffee shop. Let’s support local, and explore what coffee Folsom has to offer!
2776 E Bidwell St, Ste 500 | (916) 293-8305 | Open Daily 6am-8pm
One of my local faves, Temple, started in Sacramento and has grown to 8 locations (6 in Sac, 1 in Davis, and 1 in Folsom).
The baristas are crazy knowledgeable and very passionate about their coffee.
25055 Blue Ravine Rd | (916)-358-9950 | Daily 7am-3pm
There are a couple of ways you can get your fix of Sacramento-native Chocolate Fish in Folsom. Their cafe is located in, and they also have a location inside of Bel Air.
If you go to the one inside Bel Air you can order up a variety of acai bowls etc, that Bel Air serves that aren’t available in their main cafe.
A local staple for many Folsomites. It’s been around since 1991, and has withstood the test of time.
World Traveler is conveniently located in a busy part of Folsom (because coffee makes all errands more pleasant).
I went for a Matcha Latte… and… they don’t serve Matcha Lattes. But I DID get a delicious latte there.
727b Sutter Street | 916-358-9162 | Sunday–Friday 8am–3pm & Saturday 8am–10pm
This cafe has a really cool concept, and it’s so much more than a cafe. Located in the heart of the Folsom Historic District, they’re a cafe by day, and then at pm they “reset” into more of a nighttime vibe, and sell
They source locally (their beer, wine, and craft soda is hyper-local and sourced within one hour of Folsom).
In November 2022, owners John and Tahni Voelz announced they sold the store to new owners.