Getting a coffee or drink at Looney Bean Coffee Roasting is like having coffee at your friend’s place. The music isn’t too dry, the couches are comfy and the WiFi connection is solid. The coffee’s rich, the tea is spicy.
You chill outside with a dirty hippie under the awning or inside next to the fireplace with a pumpkin pie chai and gluten-free banana muffin and take in the art of local painters, photographers and sketchers.
Drinks come out fast with owners, Corrie or Dustin del Guidice, manning a station. It’s a true Mom and Pop and mother-in-law situation with gramma making the baked goods. The del Guidice’s bought the café from Brent Kennedy, the brainchild of Looney Bean, who still roasts some beans.
Located on the corner of Main Street and West Pine, the place is low-key but the place is always packed. A recent renovation opened up a lot more space for seating, and there are a lot of new additions to the food menu as well. They make an amazing cup of Joe from using quality products and honed techniques. Don’t skimp on the tip here.
The Bishop store is just one of five Looney Beans in North America using the custom roasted coffee. Get some Looney Love in Mammoth Lakes; Bend, Oregon; Montrose, Colorado; and Mazatlan, Mexico.
The best way to check the place out is to go inside or Facebook.
Mike Bodine has been reporting on the small town news and gossip of the Eastside for more than 15 years.