I was blown away by a perfectly-crafted Vietnamese coffee at Temple Coffee recently – deep, rich and complex, with the just-right amount of creaminess and sweetness, it was a revelation. If you haven’t visited Temple’s new midtown location yet, make the time to stop by – this cozy, fragrant, brick-walled den of artisan coffee is a wonderful spot in which to catch up with friends or just settle in with a good book as you slurp your triple latte or Osthmanthus Silver Needle white tea. Special note: Temple also offers coffee and tea classes – an espresso tasting class will be held on February 19th; and a tea tasting and processing class will be held in April. See website for details.
Temple's midtown location: 2829 S St.Sacramento, (916) 454.1272; www.templecoffee.com