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C is for Cute and Charming

My theme for #23 Round of ABC Wednesday: Signs & Such of San Benito County, California

The Cozy Cup Cafe is one of several cute and charming restaurants that serves delicious breakfasts and lunches in Hollister, our county seat. It's an old-time haunt (nearly 30 years) of locals run by the ever friendly longtime owners, Frank and Wendy.

The cafe serves a generous portion of its delicious choices that sometimes the Husband and I share an order. When we opt to order individually, I often go home with leftovers. Yay! Currently, my favorite dish is its special chile verde omelet. Mmmmm.

Some mornings the Husband and I get a yen for a mocha, which, until recently, meant driving to Vertigo Coffee Roasters in San Juan Bautista, the second biggest city (population, about 1975) in the county to get our fix. Not any more.   

Evan, a former Vertigo barista, recently opened Calavera in Hollister. The young entrepreneur is also a latte artist. Like Frank of Cozy Cup Cafe, Evan is a Hollister Baler. Yes, we are proud of our hometown guys and gals.

Calavera, best described as a pop-up specialty coffee espresso bar, has taken over the kitchen in a charming old wooden house in downtown Hollister. This cute house is the home of The Garden Shoppe, a combination boutique plant store and wine & beer bar. (You'll learn more about it for the letter G.) Hollister's gone hip, I tell you.

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  1. Cute places. It's nice you can get your mocha fix locally now.

    1. My current favorite is iced Caffe Americano. I literally bounce off the walls. boing, boing.

  2. lovely place...shall we do a cup?

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  3. Replies
    1. Inside of the Cozy Cup is even more cute and charming.

  4. I would love to walk around your home turf. It looks so inviting to sit at the cafes

  5. Wonderful choice for C and creative photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Hurray for young (and not so young) entrepreneurs. Bringing us delights around every corner.

    1. Who knows, one of these days, someone may offer delightful dim sum. Yummm.

  7. It's nice to have a cafe of one's own. :)

    1. This town has several breakfast/lunch cafes. We like Cozy Cup the best for their taste, portion, and cost.

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    1. I don't realize how charming Hollister is until I see it in photos. lol


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