Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, which opened over the summer at the Lyric apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. It looks like this happened around the same time Momo’s closed across the street. Thanks to all who emailed about this.
From an email:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be closing on Sunday, March 3. Please know that if we could keep Sweetwaters open any longer, we certainly would.
We have sincerely enjoyed serving and getting to know all of our wonderful guests, employing the most amazing, hardworking and passionate staff, supporting local artists, businesses and charities, hosting meetup groups, live performances, pop-up shops, educational classes, and many other community events at Sweetwaters, and participating in many local events and charities around town.
After over five years at the Mercer complex (before that at Broadway Plaza) in downtown Walnut Creek, the eyebrow threading salon iBar is relocating to the Lyric apartment complex this spring. Check out their services here.
Last year we learned that Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea would coming to downtown Walnut Creek in the new Lyric apartment complex and they have now opened. There’s seating both inside and out with a cool bear mural on one inside wall (see photo after the jump.) In addition to typical hot and cold coffee and tea they also offer a frozen slushie-esque drink with different flavors called the Ice Dragon. They even sell coffee beans, bakery items, salads, and even pup cups (for dogs). Check out their Walnut Creek menu here.
We’ve been tracking the progress of Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea since last autumn and as you can see in the above photo their signage is now up. Check out their menu here. Now that summer has arrived hopefully they’ll be opening very soon… 🤞
Stem Salon, located on Locust St. in downtown Walnut Creek, is relocating next month to a spacious corner spot at the corner of Bonanza St. and N. California Blvd. in the Lyric apartment complex a few blocks away.
Last September we learned about Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to the Lyric apartments in downtown Walnut Creek and the window signage is now up. It looks like there is going to be a nice sized patio area in front. I look forward to checking this place out. Check out their menu here and learn more about the founders here.
In September we learned that the laser hair removal salon LaserAway would be relocating from their N. Main St. location in downtown Walnut Creek a few blocks away to the new Lyric apartment complex and they have now reopened. Check out their Walnut Creek services here.
Over four years ago we first learned of a little public parklet within a new apartment and retail complex (now known as Lyric) coming to downtown Walnut Creek and the Water Light Public Plaza is now open to the public. As you can see in the photo below there is a new cool-looking work of art along the back wall.
The laser hair removal salon LaserAway is relocating a few blocks from their N. Main St. location to the new Lyric apartment complex later this year on Bonanza St. in downtown Walnut Creek. Sandwiched in between Drybar and Sweetwaters Cafe, check out their Walnut Creek services here.
Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is opening their first California location right in downtown Walnut Creek at the new Lyric complex on Bonanza St, a couple of stores down from Drybar, which opened recently. Check out their menu here. They feature a variety of coffees and teas such as French Vietnamese Au Lait and Cocoa Cappuccino and teas like Winter Blossom and Japanese Sencha. They also offer frozen drinks, shakes and pastries, desserts as well as lighter fare such as quiche, sandwiches and salads. Interestingly, it looks like the boba craze must have not hit Michigan as I don’t see any mention of boba drinks!
Wei and Lisa Bee founded the first Sweetwaters in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near their alma mater, The University of Michigan. Inspired by their love of food and drink and driven by their creativity, Sweetwaters was conceived and brought to life. The marvelous result: a coffeehouse that celebrates classic café fare alongside globally influenced coffees and teas in an environment that is both classic and friendly—just like Wei and Lisa.