San Luis Obispo | Scout Coffee Co.

Scout Coffee Co

Despite working as a barista for almost five years, I spent many years not liking coffee. Oh the irony! I chalk it up to lack of exposure (my parents didn’t drink it while I was growing up) and not understanding the variety of ways to drink coffee. I started out slowly with extremely sugary drinks and while I still won’t drink coffee black (cream just makes everything better) I look forward to my regular morning cup!

During our morning in SLO, Jordan needed to work for a few hours so before venturing back onto Hwy 1, we settled into Scout Coffee Co. (another recommendation from Cousin Kelly). I am not opposed to chain coffee shops (they serve an extremely important purpose while traveling. Free WiFi! Free Bathrooms!), but Jordan and I always jump at the chance to visit a local coffee shop.

Scout Coffee Co

I loved everything about Scout Coffee. From all of the natural light and the vintage milkshake blenders to their delicious iced mochas. We had the complimentary breakfast at our hotel otherwise I would have gladly eaten one of their homemade pastries. They roast all of their own beans at their sister company, HoneyCo, right in San Luis Obispo.

In my opinion, college towns are ideal for small business owners. There is so much innovation and excitement, let alone enthusiastic 20 somethings who are eager to support the local establishments. Nashville is a perfect example of this. While “college town” and “Nashville” might not immediately cross one’s mind, I live within five miles of 3 universities and that doesn’t even count the state schools! I believe this is why there are so many local businesses in Nashville.

Scout Coffee Co

Scout Coffee Co

Scout Coffee Co

While Jordan worked, I browsed all the different coffee accoutrements and paper goods. I was tempted to purchase a mug but my mug collection is already getting out of hand. Ha! Scout Coffee, despite being a fairly new establishment, seems to already be the neighborhood joint. I observed groups of moms with napping babies, college students studying, runners post workout and of course people like us passing through town.

Because I work in a coffee shop, I rarely spend off-time with a book in-hand drinking coffee. At Scout’s I got to spend some quality time with A Homemade Life. Even though Jordan and I had many more miles to travel before our final destination for the night, I’m glad we started our morning out slow.

Scout Coffee Co

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Scout Coffee Co

Scout Coffee Co

11 thoughts on “San Luis Obispo | Scout Coffee Co.”

  1. I’m not a huge fan of coffee, but I do like chai lattes which a lot of coffee shops offer! This looks like such a cute place! 🙂
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

  2. Their branding and packaging is so cute! Love it. You know I worked in a coffee shop for probably two years before I started drinking coffee, too. It really is an acquired taste.

  3. This place is so cute! I love how bright and airy it is. I grew up much like you — I didn’t like coffee for a long time because my parents never drank it. I started out with very sugary drinks and worked my way to nearly black coffee. 😉

  4. This place looks really cool! It reminds me of the coffee shop I stopped at in Nashville. I was just meeting my cousin for lunch and then continuing on my road trip, but I believe we were in Germantown?

  5. I love visiting local coffee shops. I am adding your recommendation to my California road trip bucket list. Thanks for sharing the amazing photos from your trip!

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