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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:42pm
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My wife is off to Thousand Oaks this weekend for a soccer tournament while I'm here with the S1.  So she's a little grumpy at the coffee deprivation.  Any good coffee to recommend close to Thousand Oaks?  I'm familiar with coffee in Orange County, but out towards Thousand Oaks not so much.  Thanks for any info.
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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 8:59am
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Closest place I know of is Element in Camarillo. It's not that far.

 
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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:29pm
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cerridwyn Said:

Closest place I know of is Element in Camarillo. It's not that far.

Posted January 19, 2013 link

Thanks Cerridwyn.  I passed it on.  Will update if she gets out there.
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 2:58pm
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I like to stop at Element when I'm moving North / South in California, they've got good coffee and are right off 101. (and are open late)

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 4:21pm
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Was very glad to see this thread last week! I was in the SFV visiting family and friends and ended up meeting my brother in Santa Barbara on Sunday.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to go inside the cafe, but my wife picked up a cappa for me while I waited in the car.  Not ideal - but it sure was nice to be able to get a drink that tasted good!

I also made it to Steampunk in Valley Village, where I got an Espresso Macchiato.  It was very good.  My wife got a mocha there and it was very, very good (I got a small taste of it).  My only complaint about Steampunk was neither the owner or the barista knew what kind of grinders they had!  I was more surprised the barista didn't know.  I could tell from across the counter/bar they were both Mazzers, but being a non-pro owner of Macaps, I don't know the Mazzer models on sight.  I was also surprised to find the larger one was the Super Jolly (it's bigger than I though it would be)...so I'm guessing the smaller one was a Mini.  Then I was even further surprised when it dawned on me their best grinder was the SJ!

Other than that, I had some crappy cappas at Peet's in Tarzana.

Oh, I almost forgot, I stopped at the new Klatch bar in LAX terminal 7! I'll post about that in the recent Klatch thread.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 7:51pm
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Steampunk in Valley Village is a new place to me, who's coffee do they serve do you know?

I only ask cause go out that way once or twice a year with a friend who is a steampunk nut.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 9:15pm
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Steampunk serves Caffe Vita from Seattle.  I first heard of them here actually, because one of their baristas posted something once or twice.

 
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