Who Has the Best Coffee in Mill Valley?

When you're in the mood for some black gold or its bevy of espresso-based derivations, where do you go?

Java. Joe. Drip. Mud. Liquid Personality. Black Gold. Mother's Little Helper. Rocket Fuel. Brain Juice. Leaded (caffeinated). Unleaded (decaffeinated). Morning Sanity. Nectar of the Gods. (I'm sure we've missed a few).

Few beverages have as many amusing euphemisms as coffee, not to mention its seemingly infinite espresso-based derivations. But its popularity is recession-proof, as the plethora of coffee shops in the 94941 can attest.

That's brings us to our Readers' Choice competition for this week: Who has the best coffee in town? From and the to and , each spot in town has a loyal following.

Here are our nominees for this week's Reader's Choice contest for best coffee in the 94941. We've included all four of the Starbucks in town, so if you're a lover of the Seattle java giant, pick the one you frequent most. If we've missed a great local coffee shop on the list below, please tell us in the comments and we'll add it ASAP.

Have fun showing some love for your favorite spot, not only with a poll vote (one per reader, please) but by leaving a great review and a positive rating on its Patch Directory page. Just click the highlighted names above to see the directory page for each place in the contest.

The poll goes away after a few days, but the positive reviews and ratings stay forever — plus they count heavily in the contest judging. So if you love one (or more) of our contestants, be sure to leave a rating and a review. 

And if you own or manage one of the businesses in our contest, be sure to ; this allows you to customize the information that appears on our site, and to thank your loyal customers for the five-star ratings they give you.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on the listings in our directory. Leave reviews for as many listing as you wish, but please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Complete contest rules are attached.

Here's your chance to tell share your recommendations. Vote in our poll and then visit the listing and give it a star rating. We will reveal our contest winner on Friday morning, so keep tabs on the Readers Choice contest all week long.

Derek Wilson June 04, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I've known Chris and Sam ever since we all worked in Vacaville. It's not ink that runs through a reporter's veins, it's coffee — and Cable Car is the BEST! Plus the service is friendly and outstanding.
swag June 05, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Blah blah has THE BEST blah blah. They make a perfect blah blah blah. You can't forget blah blah cafe. What an oversight that nobody mentioned blah blah.
Matt Bianco June 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I wish there was a way to cast a negative vote. Top of the list: Starbucks at Tam Junction. The place stinks like dampness and mold. No way that stench is not unhealthy. I can put up with bad coffee on occasion, but walking into that Starbucks makes me nauseous every time. It is worse than the Corte Madera Bay Club locker room. Even LA has an annual cleanliness grade that establishments must post at the entrance of every food/beverage establishment. It is tough to compete with Peet's.
Brent Ainsworth June 08, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Not to be taken too seriously, Swag. Just for fun. Some people like fun.
Magoo July 23, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Maybe there should be new poll and restrict it to American-owned coffee businesses.


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