Get your fix

Below the coffee bar, check out the tasty treats.

Rachel Genthe, Assistant A&E Editor

Flying Goat Coffee
10 Fourth St.  Santa Rosa

For some students, caffeine fuels the mind, getting them through the dreaded mornings. Around the world coffee and tea are traditional beverages, but Santa Rosa Junior College students are blessed with multiple coffee shops in Sonoma County. Flying Goat Coffee, with locations in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa’s Old Railroad Square, is well known for its simple interior and aromatic coffee where musical artists like P!nk caused a buzz for popping in for a cup of joe.

Flying Goat offers fresh squeezed juices and beautifully made pastries—like gluten-free cookies, muffins, croissants and scones—to complete a balanced breakfast. Other healthy options include house-made granola and a cold breakfast sandwich with aioli, arugula and a vegetable-cheese frittata on a ciabatta roll.

The coffee menu brings a twist on classic drinks like the Aztec Mocha, made with pepper infused chocolate to heat your insides, and the Bangkok, which is like a trendy new Vietnamese coffee and includes house-made condensed milk. But don’t worry, as more standard lattes and pour-over coffees are also available.

There are many delights besides just coffee to enjoy at Flying Goat Coffee: the sharp interior of black, white and yellow; the wooden seating and tables for two; the large windows bringing in warm natural lighting on winter mornings and mid-tone speakers blaring easy-listening music in the background.

Park the car and take a stroll towards the train tracks to this little coffee shop. The atmosphere will have you coming back constantly, for either a meal or a brief pop in to pick up a coffee and scone.

It’s also a great place to study, since WiFi is free, but it’s not big enough for a group bigger than two. Overall it’s very enjoyable and perfect for the Instagram coffee photo we all want.