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Owner Kelly Segré of Gré Coffee House & Art Gallery

“I’m obsessed with anything from the ‘60s, especially the ‘60s beatnik era…so my idea was to open a coffeehouse that was inspired by the midcentury beatnik culture and coffeehouse scene.” Kelly Segré

278 Palm Canyon Dr, Ste C
Palm Springs, CA 92262
310.409.8849

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Owner John P. Monahan of Ristretto

“Ten years ago I decided to take an early retirement to relax and travel. Little did I realize how bored I would be, so I opened up a coffee shop, which is far from boring!  Ristretto completely changed my idea of retirement. I’m finding that many of our customers are retirees, making me often wish that I was on the other side of the counter enjoying an espresso with them, which I do as often as I can.  Because of Ristretto I’ve met a lot of nice people who are now good friends.”

John P. Monahan
500 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.656.7352

 

Founder Royce Robertson of Joshua Tree Coffee

Joshua Tree Coffee is not only a staple in Joshua Tree, but is a popular brew for cafes all over Southern California who source their beans directly from this local mainstay. Founder Royce Robertson started it as a passion project, hand-roasting just two pounds of coffee a week in his home.

61738 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
760.974.4060

 

Owners Lanette Howard and Dawn Medina of 4 Paws Coffee Co.

“We have 6 rescues […] our purpose of opening the coffee shop is to give back to local shelters in need.” —Lanette Howard

2500 N Palm Canyon Dr, Ste A5
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.832.8021

 

Owners Charlotte and Raphael Farsy of L’Atelier Cafe

Charlotte and Raphael Farsy first visited Palm Springs for their honeymoon in 2012 and fell in love with the desert city. Shortly after, they moved their bakery and home from Paris to the Coachella Valley, where they set up L’Atelier to sell their coffee and baked goods to fellow Francophiles.

129 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262   
760.778.7895

 

Barista Austin Megalonakis of Customs Coffee

I come up with fun jokes, quotes and captions for our letter board at Customs Coffee. The letter board was originally a specials board, but I could not think of a special when we first got it, so I put a random quote— “Soup of the day: Coffee” and staff and guest loved it so much that it stuck. One of my favorites to date has been ‘decaf only works if you throw it at people.’” —Austin Megalonakis

1551 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1650

 

Owners Gregory Mandallaz and Chris Pardo of Ernest Coffee

Gregory Mandallaz and Chris Pardo can often be found working in Ernest Coffee, their trendy little coffee shop, serving up imaginative espressos, wine, beer and bubbly, in a revamped tiki lounge.

1101 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.4154

 

Owner Kristen May of Vintage Coffee House

“We know our customers by name. We know what they like, and many times, have their coffee ready for them before they get out of their car.” Kristen May

49990 Jefferson St
Indio, CA 92201
760.564.2407

 

Founders John Abner and John Strohm of Koffi

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John Abner and John Strohm opened the first Koffi in 2002, but over the last 15 years have become a local favorite, expanding to three different locations in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs area.

650 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.0145

 

Owners Vince Calcagno and Joe Lucero of Joey Palm Springs

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An intimate cafe, Joey Palm Springs serves organic, fair trade Equator Coffees sourced from Northern California in addition to a number of bites, dishes and desserts.

245 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.320.8370