Valley Grind

Coffee, coffee, coffee…some days it seems like I cannot get enough :) Most of my weekdays start off at the Valley Grind in Santa Ynez where I pick up my caffeine to go and head off to work. Chelsey is there to greet me with a smiling face and cheery “Good morning!” and already has my double Americano brewing before I even walk through the door. All good things when I am barely awake at 6:45am.

Re-opened just about a year ago now, Chelsey, along with the help of her mom Barbara, scooped up the coffee shop when a rent increase drove out the previous owners. Chelsey saw her opportunity to go for her dream to be  local business owner. Serving up the rich aromatic cherished beverage (yes, I really do like coffee) seems to be a passion for Chelsey. She has turned this quaint local staple into a fun gathering place by featuring local artists of both the gallery type and musical variety, a “bookshelf” where book sharing is encouraged, lots of great seating and of course free wi-fi.

So, what’s on the menu? Coffee, coffee, coffee :) The Valley Grind gets their coffee from the Caribbean Coffee Co. of Santa Barbara. They offer all the usual suspects, espresso, mochas, lattes, drip coffee, teas, plus ice-blended drinks, smoothies and shakes. And what goes great with coffee? Pastries, of course! Their bakery case offers a wide array of locally baked pastry, muffins, bagels, donuts, cookies… all sorts of goodies. For bigger appetites try one of their bagel sandwiches.

Oh, and I almost forgot, Valley Grind is dog friendly! Great outdoor seating can accommodate you and your four legged furry friends. A bowl with fresh water and dog treats compliments of Jake (Chelsey’s Jack Russell) are always available.

All this talk about coffee I need to go grab me a cup!

What’s cool about it?
Great coffee, friendly atmosphere, dog friendly!
  • Address: 3558-A Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA, 93460
  • Phone: 805.688.1506
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Getting there: Google Map to Valley Grind
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3 comments to Valley Grind

  • Jon A. Hartz, Sr.

    Thanks for noting which are ¨dog friendly¨as these are places we will avoid. Many dog owners think allowing Fido to sniff people is cute, we don´t, especially in an eatery.

  • You are always welcome to dine indoors at these locations as Fido is not allowed inside.

  • Connie

    First of all its not considered an eatery, it’s a coffee house! Go to an indoor resturant for a non animal friendly atmosphere and get off ur high horse.

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