Coffee & other food options at Mission Coffee, Fremont, CA

Review of the Mission Coffee at Fremont, CA

Mission Coffee (or Fremont Coffee Roasting) is a local hangout, coffee shop, restaurant, and music venue in the Mission district of Fremont. Its cool and cozy vibes attract a hipster crowd as well as families, and welcomes anyone, really. What's not to love, from the comfortable couches and casual vibes, to the bookshelves and piano, and sweet outdoor garden.

Offering a variety of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and salads, everything at Mission Coffee looks good and high quality. While it's primarily a coffee shop, the food at Mission Coffee is certainly worth a try. And it's not just a coffee shop, it's a community hangout, too.

Mission Coffee hosts open mic nights, live shows, and even a folk music jam, where people are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in the music-making.

The Location

Mission Coffee is located just across from Mission San Jose, in the Fremont foothills. There's a parking lot across the street and some street parking available in front of the shop.

Address:

151 Washington Blvd

Fremont, CA 94539

Phone: 510-623-6920

The Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 5 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 6 am – 9 pm

The Ambiance

Mission Coffee is a cute and cozy coffee shop, with a rustic, homey, shabby-chic style. Bookshelves stacked with novels and a piano decorate the indoor space, while the back patio offers a lovely backyard garden oasis. This shop has plenty of seating options inside and out. The indoor seating offers many tables large and small, and some comfy couches and armchairs; in front of the shop, there are a few small tables and the back patio has a huge table and several smaller seating areas, including some wicker couches. The back patio was my favorite space at Mission Coffee, with its relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, I felt like I was in a friend's backyard.

The Service

Service at Mission Coffee is good, if a little slow. The staff were all very friendly, polite, and helpful. They took their time with us, explaining some the drinks and options when we asked. Customers place their order at the counter, and the staff will bring the food to the table when it's ready. Otherwise, the cafe is basically self-service.

The Price

Prices at Mission Coffee are really reasonable, with some good deals to be found. Two espresso drinks and a pastry will run you under $10. Two breakfast sandwiches and two espresso drinks are about $25. The portions are pretty good for the price. They also sell pastries for $1 each if there are any left in the afternoon.

The Food

I headed to Mission Coffee for a Saturday morning breakfast hangout with some friends – and this is the perfect place for exactly that. Whether you want a small breakfast of just a blueberry scone, or a full breakfast with a sandwich and bowl of fruit, or even a bowl of fresh oatmeal, Mission Coffee does it well. I ordered the breakfast sandwich, and got to choose every ingredient from a fairly extensive list. I chose a poached egg and bacon sandwich on toasted sourdough, topped with pepperjack cheese, and tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. Though my egg yolk was popped by the time I got to it, I really can't complain. The sandwich was delicious and perfectly cooked, even the bacon, which often comes out too raw for my liking. It came with a side of fruit, which included pineapple, grapes, and melon and was sweet and delicious. I topped all that off with a chai latte, and everything hit the spot. I also got to try some of the blueberry scone and it was as good as it looked – plenty of blueberries and a soft texture, not overly dry as scones can be.

We enjoyed our (late) breakfast stretched out on the back patio for a good hour, chatting and chilling in the warmth of an October day in California. No one rushed us out or bothered us at all as we took our time, even well after our food and drinks were long gone. And as we passed through the interior, plenty of customers were typing away at the computers or lounging around reading a book. Mission Coffee is just that kind of place where everyone forgets they're not at home.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Mission Coffee
Author Rating
4
Published On: Monday, October 14th, 2013