Congratulations Dads & Grads!
As we approach this years Graduation Ceremonies and Father’s Day Celebrations, I take time to reflect on on what an awesome community we have here in San Marcos! From the stories we hear, the support from the community and the chance to Celebrate the Graduates & the Fathers! 31 Years ago, in a little town called San Marcos, a coffee shop was born, Old Cal Coffee. On the little two lane San Marcos Blvd, where a fruit & flower stand started it all…. Old Cal Coffee wants to support our local schools, police, fire and numerous charity organizations that have come asking for our support to help their fundraising or charity efforts. Sometimes, it was just a donation to the community after the Coco’s Fires. I remember being the first one there with donations of Coffee, milk, cereal, all the pastries & bagels we had in the shop and delivering it to the Mission Hills High School Gymnasium, where the families that were disbursed from their homes from fear of the fire raging so close, had stayed the night. Sometimes it was a donation to a school on Flag Salute Friday. Other times, it was a donation to the Fire Station or the Sheriff’s Office when they came under scrutiny for something other officers had done. Our community and our coffee house has been there through it all.
We hear so many stories of how people have celebrated their graduation at Old Cal Coffee, how they studied there for years, hours at a time. We hear stories of first dates or how they met their girlfriend at Old Cal Coffee. Many birthday parties, baby showers and business meetings have taken place. We hear stories of marriage proposals and even hosted a wedding at Old Cal Coffee. The history, the people, the community and especially our staff have made it through the last 30 years in business and we are looking forward to continuing our legacy as the oldest coffee shop in San Marcos. Thank you for keeping the legacy alive!
Thank You for all the support from our community! As Old Cal Coffee has supported our community, the community has supported Old Cal Coffee for years and even decades. Some of the same people who came here in the 90’s and early 2000’s are still frequenting our coffee shop and we can’t thank you enough. So many students and families over the years have come through Old Cal Coffee and have claimed this coffee house as THEIR Coffee House! From the 3 hour long study sessions to passing your classes, getting through another semester to Graduating, We Congratulate YOU, the students who study at Old Cal Coffee…. Congratulations! You DID it!
To ALL the graduates in our community, Congratulations! Whether you are graduating from 8th grade, 12th grade, college or masters degree, you are celebrated at Old Cal Coffee. Many of our employees have been in your shoes and many of them are with you even now. We understand the stress and pressure of completing school. If you ever feel like you need a pick-me-up or just a friendly face on the other side of register, just come on in to Old Cal Coffee and let us brighten your day! We Thank YOU, the students who study at Old Cal Coffee…. Congratulations! You DID it!
As Father’s Day approaches, we celebrate all the fathers who help the household run. Many times it is a thankless job, so we want to recognize you & thank you for all you do throughout the year! As a Father myself, I know the importance of good role model, a provider, a husband & a father. It takes work to be successful at work, but even more work to be successful at home. Thank you to all the fathers who support Old Cal Coffee. We hope to be a bright shining light in your day. From a Grand Scram & latte’ for dad to an ice cream shake, gelato or cookie for the little ones, Old Cal Coffee is your local community Coffee Shop & Cafe’. Happy Father’s Day!