Nothing starts the day like a hot, fresh, steaming cup of coffee. Toss in a little ambiance that includes cool tunes, friendly conversation, and a quick Internet hook-up and you’ve got the prime ingredients for a great start to the day.
Lucky for us, there is no shortage of cute and cozy coffeehouses throughout Southwest Riverside.
Read on for eight great spots to get your java jivin’:
312 N. San Jacinto, Hemet
Enjoy your favorite drink and some live entertainment when you visit YaYa’s Sandwich Shop & Coffeehouse in Hemet. This eatery is where locals gather for friendly service and fine food and drink. For poetry lovers, dramatic readings take place from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday, as well as other fun entertainment options.
133 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore
Great coffee and customer service are the order of the day at Flour Fusion in Lake Elsinore. But, they also feature dozens of fresh and delectable baked good options that are whipped up right there on site. If you’ve got a craving for some good music, then stop by on Friday evenings to watch local artists showcase their original work to patrons and fans.
54245 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild
Nestled in the heart of the charming mountain town of Idyllwild sits the popular Higher Grounds Coffeehouse. Whether you’re a local stopping in for coffee and conversation or a touristy traveler looking for some warmth, this the perfect spot for snow-seekers and sled riders to stop for a hot cup of tea or coffee before heading back out into the cold mountain air.
29950 Hunter Road, Suite 103, Murrieta
Smell that? It’s the hearty aroma of coffee and community that has you salivating. Check out Aromas Coffee and Cafe for a unique selection of flavors to truly enhance your coffeehouse experience. Another nice feature? Breakfast sandwiches are served all day long.
28601 Old Town Front St., Temecula
Kick up your feet and watch life pass you by while sipping your coffee on the porch at Cafe Daniel. Set in the heart of Old Town Temecula, this quaint little coffee spot gives you a front row seat to all of the fun things happening on Front Street.
40315-A Winchester Road, Temecula
If you love your java sweet and hot, then this is coffee spot for you. Offering specialty teas, brews, beverages and tasty pastries, this is one little coffeehouse that will have you stopping back in for more..
30590 Rancho California Road, Temecula
Take a break in between your daily errands and stop in for a quick sip of your favorite joe at The Sweet Bean Coffeehouse. Billed as “Temecula’s Family Coffeehouse,” this is a great place to enjoy a quick lunch and flavored coffee, smoothie or espresso.
43409 Margarita Road #103, Temecula
A broad selection of deliciously flavored coffee beverages, fruit smoothies, and fresh baked pastries are just a few of the really good reasons to visit this popular coffeehouse. There is also free WiFi, too.