What is Inklings Coffee & Tea?
Inklings Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee shop located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, California. We’re proudly serving Stumptown Coffee and Compassion Tea to quench your thirst, and delicious cottage-baked goods and artisan toast to satisfy your appetite. We have plenty of space for you to sit and meet with a friend over coffee, or, if you’re looking for something a little more formal, we have a variety of rooms that you can rent out. We’re open 7am-8pm Sunday through Thursday and 7am-9pm on Friday and Saturday. We love coffee and we love people. But there’s more to Inklings than just good food and drink.
Why Does Inklings Exist?
Our mission is to seek the good of the city. Since a lousy cup of coffee never did anything good for anyone, we certainly keep this mission in mind as we’re preparing our products. Our coffees, teas, and baked goods are all gathered from top notch shops and suppliers who have become masters in the fine art of deliciousness. But for us, seeking the good of the city goes beyond the quality of our products. We wanted to create a place that gave people back their sense of wonder. You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and think, “Is this all there is to life?” Well we think that feeling is the worst and we think the answer to that question is no. You’ll notice the moment you walk into our shop that we really love a good story. We found ourselves drawn into the adventure stories of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling to name a few. We were intoxicated by the allure of enchanted forests & greedy dragons, talking lions & deep magic, brave heroes & He Who Must Not Be Named. We loved immersing ourselves in grand adventure stories of mystery and wonder. And here’s the thing, we believe that same kind of mystery and wonder is alive and well in our world today, we just have a hard time seeing it. We created Inklings Coffee & Tea to help open the eyes of our city to the wonder surrounding us every day. How do we plan to do that? Come by and see for yourself.