Prospect Coffee Roasters
Food is fuel, they say, but for a long drive you really need the high-octane stuff—coffee, and a lot of it. Between LA County and Santa Barbara—and probably farther—the best place to grab some essential energy is Prospect Coffee Roasters, an eight year-old family-owned roaster and cafe just a few blocks outside of downtown Ventura. The standard drinks are precisely executed, with top-tier milk texture and well-pulled espresso, and they also have a rotating seasonal selection of fun drinks like an Espresso Tonic, Lemon-Cardamom Cold Brew Soda, and a Caramelized Fig Latte. If you need beans for your final destination, this would be a great place to snag some.
How to order: Walk-ins only.