10 Great Coffee Houses in Orange County Serving Oat Milk

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Dairy who? Worldwide sales of plant-based milk alternatives more than doubled between 2009 and 2015. The most popular version, almond milk, has new competition: oat milk. Though it’s rapidly gaining popularity, oat milk is yet to be sold in some major coffee chains. Below is a list of 10 great shops in Orange County where you can get it.

Zinc Cafe & Market
Oat milk brand: Oatly Barista Blend (sometimes Pacific Foods Barista Series)
Also try: freshly baked muffins, including a mini marzipan muffin
Where: Laguna Beach and Newport Beach

Blk Dot Coffee
Oat milk brand: Pacific Foods Barista Series
Also try: toasts and open-faced sandwiches such as the Kickin Tuna with jalapeño and bacon
Where: Irvine

Coffee Nature
Oat milk brand: Elmhurst Milked Oats Barista Edition
Also try: lattes flavored with house-made syrups such as vanilla and lavender
Where: Costa Mesa

Vacancy Coffee
Oat milk brand: Oatly Barista Blend and Califia Farms (you can choose!)
Also try: iced maple latte
Where: Newport Beach

Steelhead Coffee
Oat milk brand: Oatly Barista Blend
Also try: overnight oats with coconut, baked cinnamon apples, and almonds
Where: Laguna Hills

Kean Coffee
Oat milk brand: Oatly Barista Blend
Also try: Mayan spiced mocha or hot chocolate
Where: Newport Beach and Tustin

High Tide Coffee Co
Oat milk brand: Pacific Foods Barista Series
Also try: rose latte, ginger turmeric chai, and moon milk latte with butterfly pea flower powder
Where: San Clemente

Hidden House Coffee
Oat milk brand: Califia Farms
Also try: almond croissant and cream cheese-stuffed “bagel bomb”
Where: San Juan Capistrano and Santa Ana

Patch Coffee
Oat milk brand: Minor Figures
Also try: coffee soda (iced double espresso with cane soda), date latte, Gladiator (protein latte), Shake Brada Latte (double espresso with house-made dark chocolate coconut)
Where: Lake Forest

AoSA Coffee
Oat milk brand: Minor Figures
Also try: acai bowls, tap kombucha, yerba matte latte
Where: Huntington Beach

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