Coffee today isn’t just a morning ritual, it’s an event to enjoy all hours of the day. This week we’re dedicating an entire post to a place where you can enjoy coffee, food, and so much more morning to night. Thunderking Coffee Bar opened earlier this summer, and it’s quickly become one of our favorite Costa Mesa coffee bar haunts. Here’s the 411 on Thunderking:
First things first, Thunderking is the lovechild of two other Costa Mesa concepts: Social Costa Mesa and Thunderking Brewing Co. The bar is located inside Social Costa Mesa, which is home to a well-loved gastropub on 19th Street near the Triangle. And get this — Thunderking Coffee Bar isn’t just serving up their special coldbrew coffee, they’re pairing coldbrew with alcohol. Can you think of a better way to go from morning tonight at one coffee bar? !
The mixologists at Thunderking and Social Costa Mesa have created cocktails like the “Mint Mojito” which combines nitro cold brew with mint lime simple syrup, cream, and optional rum. Another favorite is the “White Girl Latte” which contains nitro cold brew, salted vanilla, cream, cinnamon, and an optional vodka shot. With or without alcohol, these coffee concoctions are truly memorable.
Besides the liquid gold cold brews and prepared drinks, Thunderking Coffee Bar is a super hip hang all day long. It’s bright, airy, and inviting — perfect for meeting friends or pushing yourself to get some creative work done. Social Costa Mesa also hosts an event called “Our House” each Thursday at 9:30 pm. It’s a sort of pop-up event featuring a DJ, so bring your dancing shoes if you’re up for it! To stay up-to-date on all the upcoming events and for inspiration, follow along with Thunderking Coffee Bar on Instagram and Facebook! @thunderkingcoffeebar
All photos via @thunderkingcofeebar