David Letterman once said, “If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” Many would agree with that statement by the retired late-night talk show host. Without coffee, most of us would not be able to function at all. So where can you find the best iced coffee in Sacramento?
Tupelo Coffee House
5700 Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819

Tupelo is located near Sacramento State, featuring a modern interior with a welcoming atmosphere. Go for the Mochaccino or the Blended Blanco. Although it’s not coffee, be sure to try the Bowl of Soul and the Mexican hot chocolate as well. Tupelo is open every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Chocolate Fish Coffee
4749 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 451-5181

Chocolate Fish Coffee is located in East Sacramento. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. The winners are the white mocha and soy latte. Be sure to order the nitro coffee for a different experience. Chocolate Fish travels around the world to find the freshest coffee, and it shows in the quality and the variety of the beans. This location has no WiFi and is open every day from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1400 E St., Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 551-1400

Shine is located in downtown Sacramento. The atmosphere is very relaxing. The must-have drink here is the namaste latte. Don’t forget to check out the drink specials. Shine has trivia nights every Tuesday, open mic first and third Wednesdays, open Jazz jam every Thursday and live music every Friday and Saturday night. If you like your coffee with entertainment, or vice versa, Shine is definitely your place. It closes early on Sundays and Mondays.

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1827 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 469-9683

The Mill is located in midtown Sacramento. The interior is open and clean, with both wall and island seating. There is also a small outdoor seating area. The Mill is known for its almond macadamia latte and house-made chai. Be sure to order the waffles. They are a great complement to the coffee. The Mill is open every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pho Viet
5948 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Although it’s located 30 minutes away from Sacramento in Citrus Heights, Pho Viet is the place for Vietnamese coffee, which is very simple to brew and is done at the table. All you need is a stainless filter, ground coffee, hot water, a glass with sweet condensed milk and, of course, ice. Once the brewing is finished through the filter, mix the coffee with the condensed milk. Add ice to complete the process. Don’t forget the pho. Pho Viet is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m..

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