Ornament ideas for your tree or ours!

Here are some great ideas for our Granola's Coffee House Ornament Contest! Tag #granolascoffeehouse or @granolascoffeehouse with a photo of your home made ornament and you could be the winner of free coffee or hot chocolate for a month! All ages!

Bring in your ornament by Friday, November 31st for your chance to win! 

Here are some great ideas: 

 How creative!

How creative!

 ADORABLE

ADORABLE

 Let it snow!

Let it snow!

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October: Our Favorite Time of year on the Coast

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I'm not sure if its the 80 Degree beach weather, the countdown to the 47th Annual Art and Pumpkin Festival, or the fact that Granola's Coffee House has festive Pumpkin Spice Smoothies, but around here October is the best month of the year! 

We can't wait for the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off and the opportunity to take a photo with the winning pumpkin! The most exciting time to get there is early in the morning, when all of the farmers pull their trailers behind the IDES Hall. The 7am start time can be tough, but don't worry- we open our doors at 6am- just in time for you to get your pumpkin spice on before the excitement begins!

The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival is always a great time- with so many artists and craft people, you can be sure to get your holiday shopping out of the way early! Don't miss out on grabbing a famous Tri-Tip Sandwich or catching the great pumpkin parade! One this you can miss out on is that traffic on Highway 1! We are located directly off N Cabrillo Highway- with sweat treats and a fun outdoor area, its the best way to beat the traffic! 

Enjoy your October and don't forget to 'Pumpkin Spice up your life' before it's too late! 

Summer Hiking in Half Moon Bay

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There's no such thing as 'June Gloom' in sunny Half Moon Bay! Gorgeous weather, plus time off means our summer bucket list is full of local hiking trails. There is so much to explore along the beautiful coast, whether it's a ridge line next overlooking the Farallon Islands or walking amongst Giant Redwoods, thousands of years old. 

Grab your hiking boots, fill up your water bottle, and don't forget a snack! We suggest Granola's Coffee House's Trail Mix- freshly roasted cashews, almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds with juicy dried cranberries or our house-smoked Longbranch Beef Jerky to give you that protein boost!

Stop in and grab a coffee to-go before hitting some of our favorite trails!

here are a couple of our favorites:

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Montara Mountain

One of our favorite things about this is the ability to modify it and still have a great view. Whether you start walking through rolling hills passing a quaint horse (and donkey) ranch, or starting right off of Hwy 1 with an almost immediate lookout over the roaring Pacific and Devil's Slide, the views are outstanding. We like to take the trail to the bench lookout and enjoy our Longbranch Beef Jerky and Granola's Coffee House Trail mix with a panoramic view of the coast---you may even spot whales! Here is a link to the trailhead

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Higgins Purisima Creek

Follow the sounds of the trickling creek while gazing up at some of the oldest trees in the world. This magical hike amongst redwood giants is full of excitement! Whether you follow the trail next to the creek to count how many banana slugs you can find or take the trail up, above the tree line for a real workout and a far off view of the ocean! You may need to power up with one of Granola's Coffee House's Fresh Fruit Smoothies with extra hemp protein before heading out on this one! Here is the link to the trailhead