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What Is a Caffeine Trail?

WAKE UP TO THE TRI-VALLEY

Rise and grind, caffeine-lovers! The Tri-Valley Caffeine Trail is a unique collection of cafés, coffee houses, and tea rooms in the Tri-Valley, each with their own special set of peps and perks. Sip on craft coffee creations, sweet boba tea, and steamy artisanal teas as you explore the most creative caffeine connoisseurs of
the Tri-Valley.

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Visit 1 participating stop in each city in the Tri-Valley, and we’ll send you a Tri-Valley coffee mug!

there are two ways
to play

Download a passport or pick one up at a participating store. Get 5 stamps from different locations and then mail or bring in your completed passport to:

5075 Hopyard Rd., Suite 240
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Visit 1 participating stop in each of the 4 cities in the Tri-Valley, take a picture of your beverage, snack, or even yourself! Once you post it online, mention us @visittrivalley and use 
#wakeuptrivalley.

participating trail stops

Pleasanton
characterz cafe & coffee roasters
characterz cafe
Characterz Cafe was a place i've was considering trying. saw it by happenchance. Characterz Cafe lives up to it's name with a whimsical interior of comic &...
Great fun vibe with lots of comic-con type characterz and even Disney. Pin ball machine. And open really early. Tried a Brazilian roast and it was...
Love this place. My husband has been telling me about this place for a while now and I finally had the time to check it out. I loved that there were all...
Hours of Operation
Monday5AM - 5PM
Tuesday5AM - 5PM
Wednesday5AM - 5PM
Thursday5AM - 5PM
Friday5AM - 5PM
Saturday7AM - 1PM
Sunday7AM - 1PM
inklings coffee pleasanton
Actually unique- never been to a coffee shop quite like this one. An excellent setting for reading and getting work done! Lots of space for small groups or...
So lucky to have this gem of a coffee shop right in our neighborhood. Inklings is absolutely amazing in every sense. Coffee shops tie neighborhoods together...
I'm a fan of inklings for multiple reasons. The drinks are good and the staff has always been kind. I typically order the peach apricot green tea and really...
Hours of Operation
Monday7AM - 8PM
Tuesday7AM - 8PM
Wednesday7AM - 8PM
Thursday7AM - 8PM
Friday7AM - 9PM
Saturday7AM - 9PM
Sunday7AM - 8PM
the english rose tea room
Such a lovely place for an afternoon tea with the ladies in your life. They serve some of the finest (e.g., Darjeeling Second Flush) and very flavorful...
When I think English tea, my first thought is Tyme for Tea in Fremont, or Lisa's Tea Treasures which used to be open at Santana Row. It's about time I tried...
Hours of Operation
Monday7AM - 8PM
Tuesday7AM - 8PM
Wednesday7AM - 8PM
Thursday7AM - 8PM
Friday7AM - 9PM
Saturday7AM - 9PM
Sunday7AM - 8PM
the press artisan cafe livermore
Yes, it is Tuesday after a long weekend. Yes, I am looking for a breakfast place for the next weekend. Can it be Saturday already? This review has been...
Hours of Operation
Monday7AM - 8PM
Tuesday7AM - 8PM
Wednesday7AM - 8PM
Thursday7AM - 8PM
Friday7AM - 9PM
Saturday7AM - 9PM
Sunday7AM - 8PM
livermore
the steam house coffee & kava bar
steam house coffee & kava bar
Have you ever had a mocha made from mushrooms? Well, you can here! And not from the psychedelic ones... Service is friendly. Prices are good. Drinks are...
Really cute! Lot's of new things to try. I had the Tiger Spice Chai and hubby had the Cappuccino. Both were delicious. Staff was helpful and friendly. We'll...
Hours of Operation
Monday8AM - 9PM
Tuesday8AM - 9PM
Wednesday8AM - 9PM
Thursday8AM - 9PM
Friday8AM - 9PM
Saturday8AM - 3PM
Sunday8AM - 3PM
espresso rosetta
Finally a coffee shop in the area that isn't a chain like Starbucks. The vibe you get when walking in is very hometown and welcoming. All the decor is very...
Great place for coffee with friends or an informal business meeting. A few outdoor seats are available along sidewalk. It's one block off of the downtown....
Fantastic ambiance: wooden furniture, and old fashion decore with books you can read and or even buy for 1$! love it. The lattes and service are also...
Hours of Operation
Monday6:30AM - 4PM
Tuesday6:30AM - 4PM
Wednesday6:30AM - 4PM
Thursday6:30AM - 4PM
Friday6:30AM - 6PM
Saturday7AM - 6PM
Sunday7AM - 6PM
panama bay coffee co livermore
No better way to start your day than with one of the many roast options and a warm, welcoming smile from barista Erin! PBC offers world class service and...
Unique place that is nice to hang out with friends. Come here every once in a while and also a good experience. Seating is pretty good inside. Mostly...
With so many coffee shops to choose from it's impossible to have a favorite! When I'm in the area Panama Bay is my shop of choice! Cute coffee shop, modern...
Hours of Operation
Monday5:30AM - 10PM
Tuesday5:30AM - 10PM
Wednesday5:30AM - 10PM
Thursday5:30AM - 10PM
Friday5:30AM - 11PM
Saturday6AM - 11PM
Sunday7AM - 8PM
story coffee co.
1. Staff is sweet and nice! Warm smiles and helpful 🙂 2. Family owned and they are present. My desire is to see more of this to showcase real life! 3....
Stopped by on a Tuesday morning before work. There are not many craft coffee places in the Dublin/Pleasanton area, and I am tired of Starbucks lol, so I...
My wife and I came here for some morning coffee on a busy Black Friday. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed and the shop was packed with people. The staff was...
Hours of Operation
Monday6AM - 6PM
Tuesday6AM - 6PM
Wednesday6AM - 6PM
Thursday6AM - 6PM
Friday6AM - 6PM
Saturday6AM - 6PM
Sunday6AM - 6PM
the press pleasanton
We have been to their original location in Pleasanton and like it lot. Imagine my surprise when we saw this location next to the Livermore 13 Cinema...
This place is beautifully located in a downtown area. Love the Inside ambiance so Bright and airy with a decent amount of open space seating as well as...
This is one of the best breakfast/ lunch spots in Livermore. You may find long lines,, but they are efficient at getting you seated. The menu is unique with...
Hours of Operation
Monday7:30AM - 3PM
Tuesday7:30AM - 3PM
Wednesday7:30AM - 3PM
Thursday7:30AM - 3PM
Friday7:30AM - 3PM
Saturday8AM - 3PM
Sunday9AM - 2PM
Dublin
tea heart boba tea dublin
This was my first time coming here and I was amazed with the super super SUPER friendly service!!! I was welcomed by a young girl with a smile. She...
Their mango sago drink is really good. It somehow tastes fresher than the one at iTea. Mango sago is a thick mango drink with tiny clear tapioca. Their...
Hours of Operation
Monday10:30AM - 9:30PM
Tuesday10:30AM - 9:30PM
Wednesday10:30AM - 9:30PM
Thursday10:30AM - 9:30PM
Friday10:30AM - 10PM
Saturday10AM - 10PM
Sunday10AM - 10PM
boba bliss dublin, ca
I was really discouraged to see a long line out the door when I pulled in the parking lot. I debated on leaving cause I really dint want to wait in a long...
4.5 stars! YUMMY BOBA! The only lines like the ones here are for my favorite ramen spot (usually with a ~2 hour wait and boba on happy hour at my local...
A big fan of their business -- from their customer service, interior design, and drink quality! Nikki and her sisters are so nice, patient, and really care...
Hours of Operation
Monday11AM - 9PM
Tuesday11AM - 9PM
Wednesday11AM - 9PM
Thursday11AM - 9PM
Friday11AM - 10PM
Saturday11AM - 10PM
Sunday11AM - 9PM
cafe tapioca dubiln, ca
Although this tapioca place has been around for a very long, they have remodeled and definitely stepped up there game! Not only is online ordering a...
Okay cafe tapioca you get five stars!!! Number one: parking is great now that Amakara is no longer across the street. The reason why I've never been as...
Hours of Operation
Monday11AM - 10PM
Tuesday11AM - 10PM
Wednesday11AM - 10PM
Thursday11AM - 10PM
Friday11AM - 10PM
Saturday11AM - 10PM
Sunday11AM - 10PM
allegro coffee co. (whole foods)
I really like this Whole Foods in Dublin (except the parking lot, which is not their fault). Good selection of fresh foods - veggies and ready to eat - and...
Parking is pretty tough hence only 4 stars, but this Whole Foods actually has a pub inside where you can drink some of the beers also sold in the store...
Hours of Operation
Monday8AM - 10PM
Tuesday8AM - 10PM
Wednesday8AM - 10PM
Thursday8AM - 10PM
Friday8AM - 10PM
Saturday8AM - 10PM
Sunday8AM - 10PM
amazing basil (a cup of)
Amazing Basil & A Cup Of is located near the San Francisco Outlet Mall in the Fallon Road strip mall. My friends and I went there for lunch today and you...
The first things I thought about when reflecting about Amazing Basil are color and variety. The color: My friends and I ordered a bunch of items and ate...
I've only actually dined in once with a friend, but I've gotten delivery a few times and I have to say I'm impressed. Doordash delivery usually takes less...
Hours of Operation
Monday11AM - 9PM
Tuesday11AM - 9PM
Wednesday11AM - 9PM
Thursday11AM - 9PM
Friday11AM - 9PM
Saturday11AM - 9PM
Sunday11AM - 9PM
Danville
sideboard neighborhood kitchen
sideboard kitchen danville
We came on a Tuesday morning. No business sign and took us a little while to wonder the entrance. It wasn't too busy but customers kept coming in. Food:...
This is hands down one of the cutest places to dine in all of East Bay! The restaurant has a home-like feel and all the locals come here religiously. If...
Finally reviewing after several visits. This place is really charming right from the sidewalk. You feel like you are going to someone's home to eat. In a...
Hours of Operation
Monday8AM - 8PM
Tuesday8AM - 9PM
Wednesday8AM - 9PM
Thursday8AM - 9PM
Friday8AM - 9PM
Saturday8AM - 9PM
Sunday8AM - 8PM
starbucks reserve danville
this Starbucks Reserve is something special/different. must be cuz i don't understand the menu. ice cream? floats? are they better than A & W? seating is...
Take everything good you love about Starbucks, and then elevate it. That's Starbucks Reserve. Yes, all your favorite tried-and-true beverages and food are...
I had never been to a Starbucks Reserve before, I don't know why we don't have more of these. They have drinks that you can't get at other Starbucks and the...
Hours of Operation
Monday5AM - 9PM
Tuesday5AM - 9PM
Wednesday5AM - 9PM
Thursday5AM - 9PM
Friday5AM - 10PM
Saturday5:30AM - 10PM
Sunday5:30AM - 9:30PM
the coffee shop
Love the vibe in here! Rustic decor, and lots of seats for folks to work or chat. I would totally come read a book or get work done here if I lived in...
Edited: Thanks for the manager reached out and handled the feedback in a very positive way. So I'm updating the review to 5 stars to reflect the quality of...
The coffee is just great, but the almond croissants now those you will never forget. Probably the best ones I've had since Bouchon in Yountville. So so...
Hours of Operation
Monday6:30AM - 5PM
Tuesday6:30AM - 5PM
Wednesday6:30AM - 5PM
Thursday6:30AM - 5PM
Friday6:30AM - 5PM
Saturday6:30AM - 5PM
Sunday6:30AM - 5PM
basque boulangerie danville
My husband and I came here for a Valentine's Day dinner and it was wonderful. The staff was clearly very busy, but they were so friendly and lovely and...
The Sonoma that's closer to home!!! I don't think I could've spent my Presidents Day any better. My mom and I took a trip out to Danville yesterday to go...
Hours of Operation
Monday8AM - 4PM
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday8AM - 4PM
Thursday8AM - 9PM
Friday8AM - 9PM
Saturday8AM - 9PM
Sunday8AM - 4PM
medleno coffee shop & roastery
medleno coffee shop & roastery
I've been here once before and I had fond memories, but I revisited today and I am regretting not going here for coffee every single time. I don't have...
Variety of origins and roasting. Bought Guatemalan for home. Different espresso blend in the shop. Dark, rich, nutty flavor. Hint of caramel. Really tasty...
I stumbled on this gem of a coffee shop and I'm happy to say that Medleno has supplanted Peets' as my favorite strong coffee spot. The dark roast here is...
Hours of Operation
Monday7AM - 5PM
Tuesday7AM - 5PM
Wednesday7AM - 5PM
Thursday7AM - 5PM
Friday7AM - 5PM
Saturday7AM - 5PM
SundayClosed