Coffee with a Story...
Kaleidoscope Coffee is a neighborhood jewel in the charming small town of Point Richmond in Northern California. With kindness, warmth and whimsy, Cassie and her team hope you'll make yourself feel right at home.
Spacious yet cozy, with eco coffee, tea, light fare, desserts, wine and beer, there is something for everyone and every taste. You'll find comfy seats, shelves full of books to read, and a real, down-to-earth community feel.
You can relax, read, have a chat... and in the evenings there's unique festivities including open mics, live music, storytelling, art and interesting topical gatherings. Cassie has truly created an inspiring, artistic, welcoming community for locals and visitors alike.
Fantastical Festivities for All
In warmer weather she opens up 'the third wall' to the sidewalk out front, so you'll find fun events for the whole family. Story time is a gathering that little ones love and Cassie has a flair for seasonal festivities so keep your eyes on her social media and event calendar for upcoming events. For a little taste of Hawaii in California, be sure to pop in for the weekly ukulele play and sing alongs!
An Eco-Conscious, Local-Loving Space...
With an emphasis on organic, fair trade and locally sourced products, Cassie's Kaleidoscope community expands beyond her front door to neighboring communities. She invests in and supports local, like-minded eco-conscious purveyors as much as possible. We also feel part of the Kaleidoscope family thanks to Cassie's support for our eco, kind hospitality mission in the world, and Kynder member Tara's Organic Ice Cream feels the same—Cassie serves Tara's divine organic ice creams and treats.
Also on offer is Berkeley, CA based Endorfin chocolate and Steep Tea Co. from Oakland, CA. Organic, dairy-free, and ethically traded Endorfin chocolate is made with coconut milk and coconut sugar, and comes in exotic flavors like absinthe and ginger rose. Ask for 'Endorfins' in your mocha! Steep Tea hand blends loose, organic tea in small batches to create 'Early Grey', a blend of assam, essence of bergamot, cornflower, and lavender and 'Chronic Wellness', a blend of echinacea, st john’s wort, chamomile, lemon verbena, citrus, and skullcap. Perfect for healing, re-balancing and resting your senses.
Where all are welcome
To ensure that all are welcome and accommodated, Cassie offers vegan guests their own fairy-dusted menu that includes 'Green Elevensies' (avocado toast with a whole avocado!), Tara's Organic vegan sorbets and almond or coconut milk for coffees and teas.
One of the most beautiful aspects of Kaleidoscope Coffee is that you understand that Cassie has invested her heart into everything you see and experience when you visit.
As she kindly states, "We all have a story. We share stories over coffee. Coffee has a story. Kaleidoscope brings that story to you....I want to share the richness of coffee and its story with you. I want to hear your story and find ways for our stories to support each other. Could it get any better than with the comfort of a warm, tasty beverage? This is the world behind the world, and I welcome you to come explore, to learn, and to delight!"
If you'd like to learn more about Kaleidoscope Coffee, head on over to their spotlight page here.
Thank you for reading, we'll continue to bring you more of the best in heartfelt, eco-conscious, community-loving hospitality around the world.
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