Food & Beverage Local Business


One of Downtown Ventura’s espresso bars is much more than just a coffee shop

If you’re looking for a cozy and trendy coffee shop to stop at while walking in Downtown Ventura, Palermo is a perfect choice. Palermo, which has been open since 2001 is a staple to the community with its inviting atmosphere. I decided to go with a friend early in the morning and was greeted by a friendly employee who was ready to take my order. There are lots of choices of drinks and coffee but as I walked in the sea salt caramel latte caught my eye. You can have the choice of having it iced or hot but on a rainy morning, I thought, a nice hot drink was the way to go.

While waiting for my drink I explored the store and just to my right were great choices of gelato and even a small boutique with what they call “hard-to-find items”. I sure did find a couple interesting-looking plates and cups that I may or may not have taken home with me. Along with those interesting items were some paintings made by local artists that were hung up and were being sold. It was nice to see a local shop give back and support its local artists. Once I got my drink I sat and enjoyed the nice atmosphere being accompanied by some great background music including Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, and I couldn’t have asked for a better playlist to fit the urban vibe of the shop. I recommend stopping by Palermo if you’re in the area and in the mood for some great coffee and a good vibe since it is not just a regular espresso bar, but an espresso bar with lots of different aspects to it that can cater to lots of different people and of course coffee lovers.