The coffee options in Fullerton are no joke. As a college town, there are plenty of places for you to stop by and check out– study session not needed! We’ve listed 7 of the best places to grab a cup of coffee in Fullerton for in-town students, out-of-town visitors and those of us who just need caffeine ASAP.
The Night Owl
Nestled in the heart of downtown’s streets, this place is the perfect spot for your morning cup of coffee in Fullerton. From the classic Americano to the trendy hemp milk latte, there’s something here for everyone! Pair up your daily pick-me-up with one of their baked goods and you’re ready for your day. They’re open 8 a.m. to midnight every single day so there is plenty of time for you to stop by this owl-themed joint!
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Another Downtown Fullerton classic, MADE Coffee will not disappoint. They have a great drink menu (and plenty of different milks!) for anyone needing a cup of coffee. There’s also plenty of seating and free WiFi for the college students whose dorm room desk is getting dreary. They open at 7 a.m. during the week so make sure you swing by before the morning rush for your caffeinated fix!
CSUF students: got a gap and need some caffeine? Check out Philz Coffee. Located right on State College Blvd., this place is a mere 10-minute walk from campus. This franchise originated in NorCal so you know they do coffee right. If you’re hungry, they have a full menu you for you to check out. Enjoy your gap with a Philz classic Mint Mojito and an avocado toast!
One of Fullerton’s most Instagram’ed drinks, the latte art at this place will impress every coffee connoisseur. From the classic leaf to an elegant swan, the designs their baristas can make should be enough to pique your interest. If not, a lavender latte should do the trick. They’re open from 6:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week so there is plenty of time for you to snap your Instagram pic.
Less than a 10-minute drive from CSUF, and only two from Fullerton College, you can’t go wrong with a cup off coffee from this place. Every coffee order is done with the pour-over brewing method that brings out all the best flavors. If you want something different, try out their Spanish or Turkish latte! There are plenty of seats inside and out for you to savor every sip of your drink. And trust me, you’ll want to.
Pilgrim’s Coffee House
Good coffee, better prices. In your search for a cup of coffee in Fullerton, this place is a hidden gem that will not disappoint. For less than $3, you can have your morning cup of Joe! This places a smaller menu, but they have mastered every drink. Try a good ol’ House Blend or Cafe Au Lait. If you need your cup a little stronger, they have a nitro cold brew to help you get through your day.
Cafe Veronese Gardens & Gallery
If you’re in search of something a little more eclectic for coffee in Fullerton, Cafe Veronese Gardens & Gallery might be your next go-to. The bones of this shop were once the ones of a house now transformed into a coffee joint. With a unique past, don’t think they can’t deliver on the coffee front. Their drinks will still impress even the most picky of coffee drinkers.