Taste of OC – the Aussie Bean

Happy Tuesday! Is that a thing? Does anyone get excited about Tuesday’s? Well, I am. One day closer to 4th of July weekend!

I’m very happy to announce my very first blog series, Taste of OC. Every month I am going to be talking about a place in Orange County to eat, drink and be merry. There’s dozens of places I’ve been meaning to try and I think this is a good excuse to finally do it.

The Aussie Bean is an Australian Style Coffee company located in Orange, CA. Gavin Wilkinson, originally from Australia, move to California, bringing Australian coffee with him. Personally, I think it’s the best in Orange County! Chain coffee shops seem to dilute the coffee taste with sweeteners and sugar. The Aussie Bean is by far the richest coffee I’ve tasted.


Their location is a historic building near The Circle in Orange, so the architecture has been here for many, many years. During the late morning hours, the place is a bit quite, but trust me, they sure know how to draw a crowd. The menu is short and to the point, making it easy to choose a favorite. I’m a big fan of the cold brew (brewed with ice over 12-16 hours, especially good on a hot day) and the Aussie Bean flat white. The most unique thing about this coffee shop is they do not offer any public Wi-Fi. Yup, you read that right. No Wi-Fi. What’s a person to do? Have a conversation with another person, face to face. It’s nice sometimes. 😉

The furniture is one of my favorite details about the Aussie Bean. The tables and chairs are stamped with their name and koala bear logo! (Notice the koala has a coffee bean for a nose?) Outside seating is also available for those with dogs, or those like me, who like to people watch.

If you find yourself in the area of Old Towne Orange, The Aussie Bean is definitely worth a visit. Be sure to say hi to Gavin while you’re there! That Australian accent will always put a smile on your face. 🙂

Be sure to follow the Aussie Bean on Instagram!


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