Foodie Find: Joe's Coffee and Deli
Opening in Cameron Park last September, Joe’s Coffee and Deli is a friendly neighborhood spot that welcomes with courteous staff, inviting seating, deliciously strong coffee, and tasty food to boot. Recuperating from a weekend of crazy Christmas shopping and a company holiday party, bold coffee and a second lunch was needed, and Joe’s certainly hit the spot. My boyfriend and I shared the Mega Burrito, which was finished by being toasted to golden perfection in their panini press, along with a double Latte. The hearty burrito was filled with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, potatoes, salsa, their signature "Joe's sauce," and melty pepper jack cheese—all the major breakfast players mixed together in a delectable, hand-held combination. The latte was also a champion with full-bodied espresso—roasted to smokiness as opposed to that dreaded burnt taste—and the precise balance of steamed milk and foam. Right off Cambridge Road, Joe’s offers a “text-your-order” service for those who may be rushing in on their lunch hour. They also hang adorable build-your-own sandwich clipboards at the front counter, so you can make your masterpiece while waiting in line. Open seven days a week, Joe’s is officially one of my favorite local places for a great cup of joe. Joe’s Coffee and Deli, 2531 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park, 530-350-7788, facebook.com/joescoffeeanddeli.