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The 9 Best Morning Date Spots On The Central Coast
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The 9 Best Morning Date Spots On The Central Coast

Need some morning date inspiration? Here are 9 date spots on the Central Coast for a fun and romantic time!

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February 02, 2022

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You gotta have java for your drive and you can't go wrong with a Santa Cruz staple. Soak up the morning rays with a fresh brew with your date.
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Croissants, bagels, and loaves, oh my! If you just love bread, stop by at Bob's. Harold Litwiler from Santa Ynez, USA, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Two golden state crazes in one charming setting - the perfect date!
Croissants, bagels, and loaves, oh my! If you just love bread, stop by at Bob's. Harold Litwiler from Santa Ynez, USA, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Two golden state crazes in one charming setting - the perfect date!
Two golden state crazes in one charming setting - the perfect date!
Two golden state crazes in one charming setting - the perfect date!
Two golden state crazes in one charming setting - the perfect date!
You gotta have java for your drive and you can't go wrong with a Santa Cruz staple. Soak up the morning rays with a fresh brew with your date.

With miles of open coastline, temperate weather, and salty air, the Central Coast is a beautiful backdrop for dates. While spending every second of the day at the beach sounds like a great date to us, these standout coffee shops and eateries will relieve some of the pressure and give you a lot to talk about. Need inspo with date ideas on the Central Coast? There are dozens of noteworthy locales up and down the state, and we have rounded up the best of them so you can focus on that special someone. 

Start your day on a sweet note with some artisanal treats from Santa Barbara’s Hook and Press Donuts.

Hook and Press Donuts

Location: Santa Barbara

What’s better than a fresh donut in the morning? Santa Barbara’s Hook and Press is the perfect place to take a date for the most delicious and beautiful donuts around. While the brick-and-mortar location has only been open since October 2018, Hook and Press has already made a name for itself in the high-quality, scratch-made donut scene. 

With an ever-changing selection of donut flavors—such as Samoa cookie, bananas foster, strawberry lemonade, and browned butter—choosing a half dozen to share will provide you with an awesome Central Coast date idea and tons of information about your date. 

If the date goes well, start planning your California donut road trip and let the bonding continue.

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