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Jan 14, 2012 09:56 AM

Where to get good breakfast AND good coffee

We're always trying to find places the offer good food and good coffee (not just the boring old brew stuff) - espresso, fresh beans. Any ideas?

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    1. Off the bat, I'd pick one of maudie5's favorites (and mine) - Milo and Olive. They have a great pedigree (Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon, Sweet Rose Creamery), and the serve coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz...

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      1. re: bulavinaka

        Milo and Olive opens at 7:00, Huckleberry opens at 8:00. Wider selection of cooked breakfast items at Huckleberry.

        1. re: maudies5

          You wouldn't have to drag me to either. :)

          1. re: maudies5

            The coffee at Huckleberry isn't anything special, but it's decent.

            1. re: sushigirlie

              I'd say decent is even being generous. The cappuccino from M&O is even worse; the guy clearly did not know what he was doing(I additionally saw him butchering some poor woman's latte concoction afterwards, it was almost funny watching his confused/stoned face glancing around him to see if anyone was witnessing what he was doing). Such a shame wasting quality beans.

        2. While not my absolute favorite breakfast, Black Cow in Montrose has great coffee options including French Press.

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          1. re: Fru

            I agree... Black Cow has excellent coffee. They were using Royal Supreme blend from LAMill but they've recently switched it out for another great blend (can't remember off the top of my head). Their cornbread skillets are the best item on the menu, IMHO.

          2. We live mid-city but we're willing to go to other neighborhoods.

            1. I like the breakfast and french press coffee at BLD.

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                1. re: yummyinmytummy

                  Third this. Also, Il Fornaio has great coffee (various locations) and very good bread. If you order carefully, you can get a good breakfast there, too.