There’s nothing like a nice cup of coffee. Whether it’s a steaming hot cup in the morning or an iced caramel macchiato with friends in the afternoon, coffee has become a staple in our lives. Over the past few years, coffee culture has grown by leaps and bounds in Elk Grove.
18 Grams Coffee & Tea
18 Grams Coffee & Tea brought a midtown vibe to Elk Grove with their unique and well-designed cafe. From the full wall mural by artist Franceska Julianna to the 8-foot carved California-shaped table, the decor is unlike anything in Elk Grove. There are so many lovely small details everywhere you look.
That level of beauty and attention to detail extends to the drinks. You can find brewed coffee and regular espresso drinks as well as the House Specials. Using locally roasted coffee, 18 Grams House Specials are true works of art. Delicate latte foam art is adorned with flowers or spices or chocolate words – these are no run of the mill drinks. Even the iced teas and lemonades are beautifully layered and garnished. Each and every item tastes as delicious as it looks.
Most important, 18 Grams wanted to provide a space for the community. They’re open late to give students a place to study and friends a place for fellowship. They host community events such as car shows and Lunar New Year’s Lion Dancing.
18 Grams is located at 9677 E. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 and can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Rescate Coffee is Elk Grove’s only on-site coffee roaster, with coffee roasted three times a week for freshness. Their shop is beautiful with a farmhouse decor vibe and they often decorate for the seasons and holidays.
Rescate is the Spanish word for rescue. The name has a double meaning for the owners: First, by coming to the rescue of their patrons with delicious coffee, and second, for their commitment to rescue animals.
Rescate Coffee has an extensive menu of coffee, teas, and food items. One of the most unique things about Rescate is how they inject Mexican culture into their menu. Their signature coffee is El Toro which is sweetened espresso breve with a dash of cinnamon. Other specialty drinks include Horchata latte (house-made horchata with real Mexican vanilla and cinnamon), Mayan Mocha which has habanero, and Honey Bear latte with local Spease’s Bees honey. In addition, Rescate has a seasonal menu with items such as Orange or Cherry Creme Frappe in the summer and Country Pumpkin Latte in the fall.
Rescate is passionate about rescue animals and donates a portion of the proceeds from select retail products to pet rescue organizations. There’s an entire wall dedicated to pictures of rescue pets. For a donation to local pet rescue organizations, the name of your pet will be hand-stamped on the Rescatado wall. Rescate also helps out the two-legged population by offering a space for support groups to meet, participating in food drives for the food bank, collecting water to donate to fire victims, and currently, they are collecting school supplies for children in need.
Rescate Coffee is located at 2475 Elk Grove Blvd #160, Elk Grove, CA 95758 and can be found on Facebook and Instagram.
Elk Grove’s constantly growing coffee scene is a great reason to come explore!