Rogue Valley Roasting Company
Coffee, ice cream, food
917 E Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Distance from the festival: 0.7 miles Map
It’s late on a blazing summer afternoon moving on toward early evening, and you have just pulled into Ashland after a long drive from Portland, the Bay area, or somewhere else within range of the venerable Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
You’re tired, a bit frazzled and more than ready to sit down somewhere quiet for a cool drink and tasty snack before the non stop action of your multi day theatre blitz kicks in. So where do you go? Why to Rogue Valley Roasting Company, of course. Nothing quite says “Welcome to Ashland” like rolling into this favorite local cafe and ordering up one of the delicious options.
Located about a half mile from the din of festival ground zero, Rogue Valley Roasting is easily reached in moments. One of the great things about Ashland is that you can get anywhere in minutes – by car or bike. So even if all you have is a half hour before the next show, there’s plenty of time to zoom cross town for a bite or coffee at your favorite place off the beaten path.
If you’re currently experiencing milkshake addiction, and especially if you have a thing for caffeinated twists on this cold American classic, walking in the door at RVR is going to be a bit of a problem. For it is here you will find the (deservedly) world famous espresso shake in all its glory. Elect the ice cream flavor of your choice as a base layer. Diehards go with Umpqua’s espresso madness to up the ante. Get it to stay in a tall glass mug.
There’s also every other form of coffee product known to humans available, as well as pastries, small lunch bites, scones – you name it. Rogue Valley has outdoor seating for the more moderate times of year, and AC inside once the summer heat hits. Stay for hours and devour that play you just bought at the Tudor Guild bookshop.
Welcome to your new home away from home in the Rogue Valley.