The cold season is upon us, and what better way to keep warm than to have a nice, hot coffee in hand? As a coffee enthusiast, here is a list of my favorite spots that are near Cal Poly Pomona (CPP). So, grab your study buddies and check out these local, small-business coffee shops. Whether you’re on your way to school or have some time in between classes, you’ll be sure to find your new favorite.
Wish You Were Here Coffee Roasters
Right in the heart of Downtown Pomona, inside O’Donovan’s Pub, you will find Wish You Were Here. They offer both a to-go coffee bar and a large seating area if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or get some work done. Their menu is simple yet serves great options like their vanilla sage latte and avocado toast.
Address: 101 E Third St.
Pomona, CA 91766
If you’re looking for some Latinx flavors, try Mi Cafecito’s mocha Mexicano. Offered both hot and cold, this drink is made with Mexican chocolate and a blend of spices that will be sure to cozy you up in any weather. Pair your drink of choice with their delicious Latinx pastries like their guava and cheese empanada. Outdoor seating is limited, but the area is perfect for taking a stroll and admiring the nearby murals.
Address: 101 S Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Just down south of campus, you’ll find Grid Coffee in Diamond Bar. Their minimalistic aesthetic and low-fi music make it the perfect place for studying or just hanging out. They offer the usual coffee shop items but also specialty drinks like their blue lavender latte and dalgona milk tea.
Address: 1139 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Unit B
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Penny Coffee Roasters
Tucked inside the Glendora Public Market is Penny Coffee Roasters serving up classic coffee drinks like pour-overs, lattes, and cappuccinos. They also offer a mouthwatering array of pastries like croissants and cookies. Inside you’ll also find serval local food stands, so bring your appetite and laptops as you might stay a while.
Address: 905 E Arrow Hwy
Glendora, CA 91740
Just 15 minutes west of Cal Poly Pomona is Ventana Coffee. A hidden gem with a wide variety of drinks offered, you might just end up leaving with two! From your typical cup of coffee to blended drinks and slushies, there is certainly something for everyone here. You can even combine flavors to get your perfect, customized drink. Ventana Coffee also offers a rewards program where you can accumulate points toward a free drink!
Address: 589 N Azusa Ave
Covina, CA 91722