Need a legit excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee?

Recent studies show that caffeine is a neuro-protectant. And you know it makes you feel good. And the Bay Area is positively buzzing with delicious cappuccinos topped with artful froth. So why not get cozy with cup at some of our best local coffee shops that elevate the combination of double espresso and steamed milk.

Modern Coffee

What makes it special: Modern Coffee keeps it local with roasters such as Chromatic Coffee Co. and Stumptown Coffee, milk from Califia Farms, and ganache made from Tcho chocolate. Get a little spice with the burnt cinnamon cappuccino; the syrup is made by their baker.

Locations: Tribune Building, 411 13th St. and Leamington Building, 381 19th St., (Oakland), moderncoffeeoakland.com