Taste: The region’s latest food, drink & restaurant news for Aug. 3
This new coffeehouse, which opened on June 11 in East Sacramento, is the latest business from husband-and-wife team Trinh Le and Minnie Nguyen, who also own Firehouse Crawfish in South Sacramento and Station 16 in midtown, as well as Station 8, the burger-focused eatery that will open inside The Bank food hall on Sept. 1. Caffeine addicts can sip coffee drinks—made from java beans roasted locally by the likes of Kolcafe and Camellia Coffeee Roasters—inside the 1,700-square-foot space bedecked with a large mural by Sacramento artist Franceska Gamez, or on the small sidewalk patio. The menu also includes specialty items like Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk and chicory java from Cafe du Monde of New Orleans. The food lineup consists of pastries from Estelle Bakery & Pâtisserie and house-made Belgian waffles (try the Funfetti version, baked with sprinkles and topped with a dollop of whipped cream), as well as a selection of breakfast sandwiches like one with two sous vide eggs, turkey sausage and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun, and an acai bowl with a blend of berries, bananas, honey and chia seeds.