Mishka's is a staple in Davis for all residents and travelers. Opened in 1995, Mishka's offers a cozy atmosphere designed to please studying students, chattering company, and those looking for a place to hanker down and spend the day people watching.
The late hours work great for students and professors leaving ten o'clock classes, while being a meeting place for couples recharge after a long day. Known for their organic and fair trade coffees, Mishka's roasts every bean in-house guaranteeing fresh flavor every time. Pastries and truffles are made by Vevey Confections.
Mishka's is located on Second Street next to the Varsity Theater. The café as a full tea list and changes out their coffee selection weekly.
Delta of Venus
Looking for an outdoor café, piping hot coffee served in glasses, and vegan food all in the same place? Delta of Venus, located several blocks from campus does all three. On a sunny morning, you will find a mixed crowd drinking coffee, beer, or a mimosa at this eclectic café.
Delta has an array of outdoor seating that faces B Street, making it perfect for people watching as students race to campus or mothers ride their children to and from school. The atmosphere changes throughout the day with the quieter crowds in the morning and the boisterous hipsters coming down for a drink with friends during the evening. On most weekends, there is a live band and dancing.
Delta proudly serves organic, fair trade coffee from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a local group in Davis. The café keeps everything local with tofu sourced from Sacramento and bread from a bakery down the street.
Although the café has changed ownership three times, the service remains the same. The cook and front-of-house server are both sweet and willing to accommodate your dietary needs. Coffee shops that will remake a menu item for just about anybody is a place worth spending time at to catch up with friends or study for that midterm.
Café 110 is new to Davis, but the little café under the Hallmark Inn is already becoming a Davis staple. The café serves breakfast and lunch, but patrons are coming back for the coffee and ambiance.
The chef, Cullen Newhoff created a spectacular menu with egg scrambles, strawberry pancakes, and a daily special based on the produce in season.
Fresh coffee aromas waft from Café 110's doors. Folks are stopping in here before work in the morning or in the afternoon before catching a flick at the movie theater across the street. The baristas specialize in steamed milk artistry by creating beautiful rosettes and hearts on each specialty coffee ordered.
Coffee is a big deal in Davis. There are nearly thirty coffee shops near the university, but only a few stand out as institutions of the little college town. Mishka's, Delta, and Café 110 stand out for their warm customer service, atmosphere, and of course, delicious cups of coffee.