One of six independently owned Panama Red Coffee Co. houses in the Bay Area, the Concord site faces Todo Santos Park, where people in the community gather for the farmers' market, live music, picnics, and play. The cafe also plays an active role in fostering community, showing the work of local artists and hosting acoustic open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Relaxed servers are more than accommodating, going so far as to attend customers’ musical performances. Two patios, many windows, and a large main room give the space an open-air feeling, though you can also cozy up in one of several oversize chairs. Servers and customers alike are jazzed about “the conos,” individually ground and cone-dripped coffee servings. Many organic and Fair Trade selections, supplied by Tony’s Coffee and Teas. Also an excellent selection of smoothies, frozen coffee drinks, and fresh baked goods. Free wi-fi.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.