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Carolines Coffee Roasters

Winter finally arrived in Nevada County, perfect day to visit Carolines Coffee Roasters in downtown Grass Valley and grab a steaming mug of hot chocolate.  Stock up on locally roasted coffee or tea or check out their selection of gift baskets.…
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Flour Garden Bakery

Need a sandwich, a latte, a birthday cake, a gluten free treat and a warm spot to check your email?  Stop by Flour Garden Bakery in Grass Valley.  Now serving gluten free bagels in flaxseed, blueberry and jalapeno cheddar, along side…
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I thought it'd be fun to check out some of the goodies you can buy locally in Nevada City.  If you're looking for chocolate try the Nevada City Truffle Shop (which sells the amazing DeGroots chocolate)…
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Wild and Scenic Art Exhibition

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Nevada County Arts will be transforming Nevada City and Grass Valley into art galleries this weekend.  Sixty two different artists, including a number of local artists, will be showcasing their works…
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Best of Nevada County Coffee Shops

Need a cup of coffee?  There are a number of great options in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Here's a list of some of the coffee shops we've profiled over the course of the year. Java John's Karma Coffee Summer Thyme's Sierra Mountain…
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Wild Plum’s Hot Chocolate Bar

Looking for a sweet adventure over the Christmas break?  Take the family to Wild Plum, on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  The home decor shop has a fun new hot chocolate and gelatto bar in the back of the shop.  Create your hot cocolate…
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Summer Thyme’s

Looking for a casual cafe to meet up with a friend?  Check out Summer Thyme's on Colfax Ave in Grass Valley.  The place was packed with people conducting business pitches, girlfriends bonding over fresh baked goods and small children playing…
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Local Roots Food Tour

The Gold Discovery Walking Food Tour by Local Roots Food Tours is a great way to explore downtown Nevada City.  The tour combines a combination of history, walking, architecture and fabulous food.  Sample menus from seven different downtown…
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Java John’s

The weather is finally cooling down in Nevada City and it's a perfect time to treat yourself to a hot chocolate, or two.  We stopped in Java John's on Broad Street on were greeted with smiles and warm wishes.  The child's size hot coco is…
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Karma Coffee

  Looking for a place to sit and relax and read the Weekend edition of The Union?  Check out Karma Coffee on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  With both indoor and outdoor seating options, you're bound to find a place to sit and…
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Foreign Affairs and Nevada City Marketplace

Looking for a unique piece of furniture with some history or piece of art from a foreign country?  Carolyne and Dick Moss have taken their extensive collections from their time abroad and created a new gallery in downtown Nevada City called…
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Nevada City Boardwalk

There's a new boardwalk in downtown Nevada City and it's attracting all sorts of attention.  Cafe Mekka owner Corey Bristow was excited to see the addition to the street and said it's been great for business.  "I'm totally on board" he said…
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Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Tomes

Looking for a nice place to read your Sunday paper, drink your coffee and perhaps stock up on some summer reading books?  Check out Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Tomes.  The two businesses share a space in perfect harmony, used books…
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Cafe Mekka

Looking for a cup of coffee in Nevada City?  While we don't have a Starbucks, there are a number of locally owned options within the downtown area.  Cafe Mekka on Commerical Street, next to the new Pete's Pizza, has a great ambiance.  Stop…
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BookTown Books & Tomes

If you're in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area you've got a lot of options for buying books, both new and used.  We recently stopped by BookTown Books & Tomes in downtown Grass Valley and we unable to leave empty handed.  The large…
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Broad Street Bistro

Nevada City has a number of great coffee shops within a small space.  At the top of the hill (and closest to the Outside Inn) is Broad Street Bistro.  The outdoor seating is a great place to sit and people watch.  Stop in for a yummy bagel…
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Treats

Treats, the local ice cream and coffee shop in Nevada City, isn’t some place you’d find on accident, but once you discover it you’re bound to keep going back again and again. The Outside Inn testing team has decided that they like the…
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South Pine Cafe

South Pine Cafe in downtown Nevada City is one of the best places to get breakfast.  I took the family for a taste test and we were greeted with smiles, crayons and coffee.  Our food arrived in no time at all and we all gobbled it up without…