Just checked out Adam’s Avenue Coffee in Huntington Beach for the first time last weekend. Online reviews were very positive, and my experience was no different.
Coffee: Very good
Wifi: Effortless, solid
Ambience/Decor: Warm, cozy, local art
Ambience/Business: Ideal for both solo work and small meetings
Service: Friendly, quick
Clientele: Families, locals, retirees
Bathroom: Key access, and a table for handbags/backpacks
My latte was good and the wifi was easy-peasy and solid. The atmosphere was truly cozy: I could have opted for one of the beautiful upholstered chairs, but decided to sit at a table since I had some sketching to do. A barista recommended their energy bars—not what you think! These are baked long rolls that are a little sweet, a little nutty: both healthy and yummy. Plus, besides butter and cream cheese, they have coconut oil (which she heartily recommended, and she was right)!
I learned on a return visit that all the baked items are fresh from Adam’s Avenue Donuts, a 45-year-old family owned business, now run by the café owner’s sister.
There’s a strong feeling of community: the baristas, as well as other customers, were welcoming and our conversation was relaxed. If this is your idea of a perfect morning then add this indie spot to your list.
Adam’s Avenue Coffee
16222 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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- Buy stuff. Do I really need to say this? After seeing otherwise with my own eyes, it turns out I do.
- Be gracious. Your two coffees and a scone aren’t doing all that much to pay the rent for the hours you spend in a café. Help make it a friendly, welcoming place so they can attract and keep more customers.
- Follow the rules. Busy urban areas limit wifi use because higher costs require them to generate quicker turnover. Sometimes plug placement is limited: if your power cord is a tripping hazard, then don’t use it (or negotiate with the wifier closer in to swap locations so you can charge up).
- Be considerate. Go outside to make phone calls.
- Be very considerate. Your laptop should not make a sound—not even little beeps: use headphones. Same for the radio you brought to follow the game.
- Tip generously. And tip again if you’re there through a shift change.
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