Conveniently located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Irvine, Santa Ana is a great place to call your home base during a holiday – unless you’re lucky enough to call it home year-round!
With so many major cities in the surrounding area, it’s no wonder that Santa Ana has a coffee scene on par with larger metropolitan areas. Home to amazing small-batch coffee roasters and specialty cafes, you have plenty of options in the area.
Here are our favorites.
The 6 Best Coffee Shops in Santa Ana
1. Hopper & Burr
- 202 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Hopper and Burr is a standout not just in Santa Ana but in Southern California as a whole. If you’re into specialty coffee and trying new things, this is the shop for you.
As a multi-roaster account, the coffee selection is constantly evolving. Sure, you might be sad to see a great coffee go but there’s the excitement of your next amazing brew.
Not to mention, they serve amazing wine, too.
2. Maz Cafe con Leche
- 608 N Lacy St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Maz Cafe con Leche, also affectionately known as Maz, is serving up culture with its coffee. Specializing in coffee drinks with a Hispanic influence, Maz Café is a must-visit in Santa Ana.
Sure, they offer the classics, but this cafe is known for its more eclectic offerings like the fan favorite Horchata lattes (hot or iced!).
3. Huskins Coffee
- 1901 E First St #138, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Huskins Coffee is an all-organic, small-batch coffee roastery that focuses on the community, both in Santa Ana and in the origin countries from which they source their beans.
Not only do they do the classics with finesse and style, everything is presented with an Instagram-worthy backdrop. With locations in Newport Beach and, of course, Santa Ana, these curated coffee shops are simply gorgeous and certainly worth a visit.
4. Coffee Muse
- 310 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
If you’re looking for a perfectly executed pour-over, look no further. Coffee Muse is a cafe for coffee purists, offering a variety of seasonal coffees as pour-overs in addition to an eclectic selection of espresso drinks.
One of the more exciting drinks that incorporate their house-made syrups is the Honey Nut Cheerios latte. Yep, that’s right – honey nut cheerios.
5. Hidden House Coffee
- 511 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701
A Santa Ana classic, Hidden House Coffee has been bringing freshly roasted coffee to their community for over 11 years. The cafe itself is driven by amazing customer service as well as delicious coffee drinks.
Hidden House is home to a simple selection of traditional coffee drinks, as well as their house-roasted coffee offerings available in 12oz and 5lb bags.
6. Corazon Coffee
- 302 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
A new addition to the Santa Ana coffee scene, Corazon Coffee flies under the radar as a hugely underrated spot. Nestled inside of the Mission Bar, this Latina-owned coffee bar packs a punch with powerful espresso drinks with a Latin flair.
With local treats and delicious Horchata lattes, you’re a fool to skip this hidden gem!
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