The Hub Coffee House & Café
Oct 08, 2012 05:55AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
A recent fall morning had me craving iced coffee and, with hunger overtaking my brain, something to nibble and savor alongside.
I found just what I was looking for at The Hub Coffee House & Café, conveniently located in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. The airy café – comfortably populated with customers typing away on laptops and enjoying their daily caffeine fix – felt warm and inviting. Each wall featured local art and paintings for sale. The menu, which changes daily based on the owner/chef’s inspiration is nicely varied, featuring simple-yet-delicious options like their Cuban Panini, Beef Barley Soup, and Chicken Shallot Pizza with pesto. I was lucky enough to sample a slice of the Mushroom Onion Fontina Tart with Sherry reduction. The tart tasted even better than it looked, bursting with flavors of onion and earthy mushrooms, with just enough salty Fontina to score a perfect ingredient combination. It was light enough for breakfast, yet decadent enough to not leave me needing more. My much-needed java craving was satisfied with a milky iced Americano concocted with sublimely roasted beans – a distinct taste that surfaced with every sip. Open until 9 p.m. on Fridays (open mic night) and Saturdays, the Hub is also a cool way to cap off any night out. The Hub Coffee House & Café, 4364 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-939-6764, facebook.com/thehubcoffeehousecafe/info.