Coffee Coffee Everywhere!

by Mike Van Houten / May 18, 2015

One new coffee bar is open, one remodel is nearly complete, and a new coffee house opens soon on California Avenue.

Crafted Palette Is Open

Crafted Palette has opened at 130 West Street in Beaujolais Bistro's old location. High-end coffee by day, sip-and-paint wine by night, this business has many faces! They are now open, so stop by for both a daytime pick-me-up and some night-time creativity.

Old World Coffee Grand Opening

Old World Coffee located at 104 California Avenue, is having their grand opening this weekend with a buy-one-get-one-free offer. Featuring three different brewing methods, Old World Coffee prides themselves on hand-brewed coffee. Stop by and check them out this weekend.

The Jungle Grand Opening

The long awaited grand opening of 'The Jungle' at 246 West First Street, formerly Java Jungle and Jungle Vino, is inching closer. Join The Jungle on June 5-7 as they open and launch newly completed renovations to downtown's oldest coffee house. I remember visiting Reno just out of high school and hitting up Java Jungle.

Once two separate spaces, The Jungle is now an open unit with exposed brick and original flair. In addition to an uplifted coffee house side and improvements to breakfast options, catering and boxed lunch choices, the Barroom now features 12 taps and a small plates menu as well.

Check it out


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  • May 18, 2015 - 11:02:11 PM

    I don't appreciate the uneven coverage of each business. If you cover 3 topics then your coverage should be even. That's journalism 101. #thisistrue

  • May 18, 2015 - 11:05:11 PM

    I agree with shinaynay, however I'm sure it was not intentional.

  • May 18, 2015 - 11:07:26 PM

    I'm sure it was not intentional, however if you are posting such an informative article, it is your responsibility to give fare unbiased info.

  • May 18, 2015 - 11:08:24 PM

    Oh I hear that big girl!

  • May 18, 2015 - 11:23:23 PM

    You cant be serious? I posted a blurb about each business, linked to their web sites (presumably you are one of these businesses) and promoted them because I was excited about them opening. Its too bad you dont appreciate that I exposed them to the 16,000+ unique visitors and tourists a month that visit this site,and instead get on my case one of the businesses happens to have one more paragraph of info than the other two. I am not a journalist, and no one pays me to do this site. Im a web designer by trade, and do this site as a community service to promote downtown and midtown, because I love it here.

  • May 19, 2015 - 4:46:54 AM

    This is incredible! Thanks for the shout out of Old World! I am personally excited to see coffee become more a part in Reno's culture with these three shops.

  • May 19, 2015 - 7:38:07 AM

    Re: Journalism 101 / Deductive Reasoning 101 ... Let's see ... You copy/pasted two paragraphs about The Jungle. Old World Coffee is appreciative of your shout-out. ... Wonder who that leaves as the sour grape ... Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • May 19, 2015 - 8:25:29 AM

    what a b#!*ch. Business Ownership 101: Learn to covet unsolicited free publicity and press. And she's a block away from Java Jungle? They will need all the press they can get. Good luck, with that attitude.

  • May 19, 2015 - 9:23:06 AM

    Encouraging these new places are opening! I will be hitting up Old World Coffee often, Brian the manager used to work at Hub Riverside and is uh-maze-zing. Chemex all the way! As for the other comments, what I personally would have done is message the author privately and say "Hey thanks for the mention! There's so much more to our business I'd like to show you, would you like to come in for a tour and and do a full-featured solo write-up?" rather than insult him publicly on his own medium for taking the time to give you a shout out. That's Public Relations: 101.

  • May 19, 2015 - 10:03:35 AM

    Tough crowd, Mike. But keep up the great work. I love what you do and the FREE service you provide our community. I look forward to trying all the new businesses. Best of luck to each one.

  • May 19, 2015 - 10:40:08 AM

    thanx mike for the coverage. the more coffeehouses the better. as to the nitpickers who measure the number of letters devoted to each trolls. i always read your site!

  • May 19, 2015 - 11:06:59 AM

    Agree with Rory and Dan....great job on getting info out. Downtown is on a roll and I greatly appreciate all the positive commentary (and try to ignore the negative people).

  • May 19, 2015 - 1:01:22 PM

    Thanks for all the work you do on this site. It's much appreciated. I'm guessing that Shinaynay isn't an owner of one of the shops; but a friend or family member. Either way, I don't think anyone would have interpreted the "uneven coverage" unless she said it. Trolls gonna troll. Anyways, always excited to see new coffee houses popping up in Reno. All three sound like great additions to Reno

  • May 19, 2015 - 4:59:12 PM

    If you ask me, the jungle deserved and earned the space it received. They have been around for years and have a bit of history to them, as well as now being a part of Reno's cultural history!

  • May 19, 2015 - 6:36:10 PM

    Guys, guys... Let's not rush to conclusions that Shaniqua or Shinanay have anything to do with one of the businesses, especially since Mike has mentioned the crafted palette place before. Give 'em all a test, provide your feedback, and if after that, they still don't produce a product to your preference/liking then let your money do the talking. But don't put the kabash on a business before it has the chance to do anything because of some likely unaffiliated troll.

  • May 19, 2015 - 8:00:17 PM

    I am pro independent businesses but why do these new coffeeshops open up so close to independent coffeeshops that are already there? (Bibos/java jungle). I think it is bad for overall business. I can think of a ton of locations (Costco/Trader Joes/Target South) in Reno that could benefit from having an independent coffeeshop close by.

  • May 20, 2015 - 11:09:16 AM

    Bibo may see some customer defections to Old World but I believe competition is good for consumers and businesses.