With the start of a new year comes a time of reflection, resolutions, and new goals. With so many businesses affected this past year by the ongoing pandemic, we believe a great goal to set for 2021 is to support local. Many stores, shops, and restaurants are open for business, curbside pickup, and online ordering. We have gathered up a list of local shops all around the Tri-Valley and Fremont area that you can feel good about supporting.
Food & Drink Shops
Whether you are in the mood for fresh coffee, tea, new wine, or something sweet, your local food and drink shops are the perfect place to start. The quality mixed with the ability to try locally made food and drinks can surpass the ease of shopping at chain grocery and coffee stores. These shops are open now and ready to serve up delicious treats.
Inklings Coffee | 530 Main St, Pleasanton
Located in downtown Pleasanton, this locally-owned coffee and tea shop has a great ambiance and plenty of books to read while you sip.
In their own words “a place IN the community, FOR the community. An unhurried coffee shop inspired by the adventure stories of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. A place where you can take time to wonder, converse, connect, and be inspired.”
The Wine Steward | 641 Main Street, Pleasanton
The Wine Steward is a local wine shop with personalized service and a large selection. They are thrilled to now offer you the ability to shop online!
The store is open with limited capacity and following CDC guidelines.
Espresso Rosetta | 206 S J St, Livermore
This shop is locally-owned by long-time residents of Livermore, as well as long-time coffee connoisseurs. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and tea along with pastries.
Casse Croute Bakery | 50 S Livermore Ave, Livermore
Serving French-press coffee & sandwiches, this quaint spot offers house-baked bread & pastries. Freshly baked in house daily, enjoy warm croissants, muffins, buttery, sugary brioche, and a cup of hot french press coffee!
Danville Cigar Fine Wine & Gifts | 445 Hartz Ave, Danville
Posh retailer of cigars, wine, artisan chocolate & upscale gifts, with a garden patio for smoking. Here you can discover a rare selection of fine wines & port vintages, some of which are exclusive to their store. Most of their wines and ports are from the neighboring Napa and Sonoma valley regions.
Medleno Coffee Shop & Roastery | 480 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville
A locally-owned coffee shop that prides itself on quality. Their coffee beans are always freshly roasted and the coffee drinks are freshly brewed. In their own words, their mission is “to provide the freshest locally roasted gourmet coffee experience to aficionados and connoisseurs who share a passion for coffee.”
Seven Hills Baking Co. | 3295 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
This bakery is owned by Julien Wagner, an award-winning chef with experience at top restaurants in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Visit and enjoy classic baguettes and other French loaves he has perfected over the years, along with nourishing whole and sprouted grains on his bread menu, sandwiches to take away, and laminated croissants and Danish pastries.
Doc’s Wine Shop | 22570 Foothill Blvd, Hayward
This small shop owned by a Certified Sommelier features hundreds of brand names of white and red wine, including Chardonnays, Merlots, Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, and Cabernets, Doc also offers a wide selection of beer, cheese, and wine gift baskets.
Devout Coffee | 37323 Niles Blvd, Fremont
Patrons can watch coffee being roasted & extracted at this spartan, modern coffeehouse with a patio. Sourced and extracted with precision and care, It is why they serve simple drinks without compromise, so patrons can actually taste some of the best coffee from incredible coffee farms located around the world.
Mary’s Bakery | 34370 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
Family owned and operated, this bright bakery set in a shopping plaza, offers Asian-style pastries, cakes & buns that are incredibly popular with local residents.
We would love to hear of other great shops to support! Let us know below.