Food & Drink

12 local coffee shops where you can BYOM (bring your own mug) and get a discount

Coastal Peaks Coffee charges $1 for customers who bring their own mugs, which they can fill up at a separate table.
Coastal Peaks Coffee charges $1 for customers who bring their own mugs, which they can fill up at a separate table.

Hey, coffee enthusiasts: Did you know that there’s way to help the environment and save a little pocket change, too?

A number of coffee shops scattered around San Luis Obispo County offer customers a discounted cup of joe if they bring in their own reusable mug.

Check out the list (and the deals) here:


Coastal Peaks Coffee

Bring your own mug and coffee – hot or cold – is only $1. An extra perk for those who want hot coffee: There’s a self-serve station so that you don’t have to wait in line.

Location: 3566 S. Higuera St., No. 100, San Luis Obispo

Scout Coffee

Scout Coffee offers a 10-cent discount to anyone who brings their own coffee mug.

Locations: 1130 Garden St. and 880 E. Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo

Linnaea’s Cafe

At Linnaea’s Cafe, anyone who brings in a reusable coffee mug receives a 25-cent discount. If someone purchases a Linnaea’s reusable mug at the store, they’ll also receive one free cup of coffee.

Location: 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo

Sally Loo’s

Anyone who brings their own mug to Sally Loo’s receives 25 cents off any drink that they purchase.

Location: 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo

Blackhorse Espresso & Coffee

In its three San Luis Obispo locations, Blackhorse Espresso & Coffee discounts 10 percent off any drink if it’s in a reusable mug.

Locations: 3590 Broad St., Unit 150, 1065 Higuera St. and Unit 101, 796 E. Foothill Blvd.


Bring a reusable coffee mug to Kreuzberg and get 75 cents off your purchase.

Location: 685 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo

The Nautical Bean

The coffee shop charges people who bring their own mug $2 – the size of their smallest coffee – no matter the size of the customer’s cup.

Location: 11560 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo


Bru Coffeehouse

At Bru Coffeehouse, patrons receive a 25-cent discount when they bring their own mug.

Location: 5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Joebella Coffee Roasters

Joebella’s gives customers using reusable mugs a 10 cents discount.

Location: 3168 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Spearhead Coffee

Get a 10 cents discount if you bring your own mug to Spearhead Coffee.

Location: 619 12th St., Paso Robles


Steaming Bean

Steaming Bean will charge customers for the smallest sized drink no matter the size of the mug they bring.

Location: 1651 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Pismo Beach shop offers a 20-cent discount to customers with reusable mugs.

Location: 354 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach