Panama Bay Coffee Co.
A local hangout you have to try!
“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came…” Does that song make you smile, the way it makes me smile? When I was a kid, I sang along every week and thought how cool it would be to have a “real-life Cheers”. At 16, that real-life place opened shop in downtown Livermore.
So, if you have been to Panama Bay Coffee Co. more than a handful of times, then you know exactly what I mean. Panama Bay is honestly the only food or beverage service company I have ever been to and felt like they truly cared how my day was going. Having now worked on the other side of the bar, I can confirm that they do truly care about their customers. Not only that, they are passionate about their coffee and your satisfaction.
Let’s talk about the coffee first. They are serious about their coffee quality- the sourcing and the actual craftsmanship. You will fall in love with the taste and the incredible variety of flavored syrups to choose from! Coffee beans served there are roasted locally, and delivered weekly within 48 hours of roasting. You never get a stale cup. Never. Connoisseurs: they also have coveted limited edition beans depending on the season. Looking to try one of these? Check the menu and ask a barista about a “cono” cup, brewed fresh for you.
If coffee isn’t your thing, or you are meeting up with a friend who doesn’t drink black gold, there are other options. They have incredible freshly made smoothies, loose leaf teas (also available for purchase in bulk), fresh squeezed lemonade, and flavored steamed milk. Sometimes you will even see some Italian Sodas up on the menu!
If you have a sweet or savory itch to scratch, try one of their pastry case treats or breakfast sandwiches. They bake all that yummy goodness themselves in the back kitchen. Daily. Let me tell you…. baking their sugar cookies and croissants that often makes it hard to save on clothes. Delicious, and so hard to resist a fresh baked smell.
Access to free wi-fi makes it an ideal place to telecommute from while you wait on a meeting, or finish up schoolwork between classes. Weekday mornings, you can get in on a cribbage game if you are looking for other players locally. On the weekends, it’s a cozy place to watch live entertainment in the back and discover new local talent. However, the biggest part of the secret to what makes Panama so amazing – its customers. Hang around and get to know them. They are incredible, caring, kind, and generous people. Don’t miss out on another day of it, get down there and join the community!