GIFT GUIDE: Coffee and Tea Break

Posted by Robyn Burnaford on

Happy Monday, friends!  With the holidays just days away, we're keeping the Small Business Gift Guides coming - next up:  the best in Coffee and Tea!

This round, we're not only featuring some of our very favorite brands for a coffee or tea buzz, but you can visit these locations in the East Bay to enjoy all of these five-star reviewed goodies and pick up your sweet treats in person for all those last minute gifting needs!


Bundts & Crumpets Specialty Teas @ the Mel & Ash Beau-Tea Lounge

We've been obsessed with premium loose leaf teas ever since Bundts & Crumpets opened a popup at our very own flagship in Downtown Berkeley, and it hasn't stopped since.  Bundts & Crumpets is a family owned and operated tea brand specializing in premium loose leaf tea and teaware, with close to 100 teas and tisanes hand-selected by the founder Dawn for their quality, flavor and freshness.  With everything from Black, Green and White teas to Oolong, Matcha, Wellness teas and MUCH more, there's a blend for anyone at Bundts & Crumpets.  Their teas make the perfect stocking stuffer, gift for the tea lover or "just because!"

Not only can you shop their entire collection of teas and teaware online, but you can now also sip a cup in the Mel & Ash Beau-Tea lounge in Oakland!  Visit them to shop the very best in loose leaf teas and get your dose of beauty while you're at it.  Makeup and tea lovers, rejoice!

Images via Bundts & Crumpets


Ritual Coffee

Originally founded in just across the bay from our own design studio, Ritual still operates out of their San Francisco location to create their unique and high quality coffee.  They "don't do French roasts and rarely do blends."  Why?  They have "been a pioneer in the delicious shift in coffee what some call a coffee revolution in San Francisco" since they opened in 2005.  They source their coffees only from known sources and not only roast their own coffees right in the heart of The City, but also boast multiple brick and mortar locations throughout Northern California so you can sip the best, freshest brew around.

In the East Bay?  Experience Ritual for yourself at our favorite Downtown Berkeley local café One Plus, where you can enjoy a hot cup at our very own Sip & Drop Off Location!  That's right, you can now drop off your viv&ingrid jewels for repair or replacement with ease, anytime during One Plus' operating hours.  Learn more here and visit One Plus here!


Images via Ritual Coffee and One Plus Café



Vegan cinnamon rolls.  Need we say more?  Ever since we opened our flagship design studio and fine gift boutique in Downtown Berkeley, we've had an ongoing love affair what what are hands down the best cinnamon rolls around.  Served at our very own opening launch party, these yummy sweet treats have been at the top of our favorites list for years.  

Their crave-worthy rolls are 100% vegan and made in a dedicated vegan facility, with new batches of rolls been made every 20 minutes to ensure quality and freshness.  And what's a delicious dessert (or breakfast?) without a warm beverage to go along with it?  Cinnaholic is now serving Apple Cider, just in time for the holiday season and those chilly Bay Area days.

With their original location founded just a couple of doors from our design studio in Downtown Berkeley, they now have many shops located all across the United States, with more on the way!  With a story very similar to our own, co-founders Shannon and Florian Radke developed Cinnaholic over a shared passion.  The result?  A yummy product that you can feel great about eating.  Now go get the best rolls in the Bay Area here!

Images via Cinnaholic


Interested in more Gift Guides?  Check out our favorite local, five-star reviewed businesses and brands in Gourmet, Artisanal and Vegan Treats and Organic and Small Batch Wellness!


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