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Foodie Find: Totem Coffee Co. in Placerville

11/04/2015 10:23AM ● Published by David Norby

Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Totem Coffee Co., a new café located in Fountain Plaza on Main Street, was the perfect place to go for my family’s predesignated “Slow Saturday.” My husband, daughter and I walked in and greeted the owner—the very same who runs Cozmic—and took in the decidedly sparse and urban feel. Having read somewhere that toast is the next big thing, I had to order the Coconutty, a beautifully presented plate of two pieces of artisan bread topped with coconut peanut butter, bananas, honey, and chia and hemp seeds. Though the ingredient list is simple, it had that magical taste of something you can’t quite get at home. With healthy, filling food options, a separate kids’ menu, impressive craft beers on tap, and pour-over coffee made from beans they roast themselves, Totem will become a new regular spot for us. Taking a seat next to the record player and coffee aficionado magazines is enticing, but you’ll want to take advantage of their beautiful courtyard—and let coffee lingeringly turn into beer. 

Totem Coffee Co., 312 Main Street, Suite 104, Placerville. 530-903-3280,

— Dayana Stockdale

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