Downtown Ashland's Favorite
Coffee Shop, Cafe, Wine Bar & Intimate Music Venue!
Bloomsbury Blends is dedicated to serving organic, locally sourced, healthy eats, scrumptious treats, carefully selected local wines and beers on tap, and the most delicious organic coffee in Ashland.
The atmosphere is familiar and cozy. Tucked above Bloomsbury Books, this private, artful space encourages lingering with a good book or chatting with friends in a lovely patio garden. Tasty breakfast and lunch items and small plates at night make Bloomsbury Blends an all day eatery that moonlights as a charming wine bar in the evening. Come enjoy delicious local varieties of beers, wines, organic coffee, delightful meals and top-notch pastries. Is it any wonder Bloomsbury has become a treasured favorite with the locals and tourists alike.
Bloomsbury Blends is home to a full espresso bar with options for everyone. We serve 100% organic espresso and offer milk, organic soy, almond, coconut, and oat milk.
Our new espresso machine takes us back to the beginning of espresso technology at its best. In 1945 the modern piston head was engineered in Italy putting out 140 psi (high pressure) at 245 degrees of stable heat. With this invention, the traditional cowboy coffee method (boiling coarse coffee) was replaced with the art of extracting the full flavor of fine ground coffee with exact measured water at the correct stable heat and pressure.
The terminology for a barista is to pull a shot. At Bloomsbury Blends, we are doing exactly that, manually pulling the shot to create the best and most flavorful coffee experience we can offer the customer. (Imported Italian machined components- Prego)
In addition to our coffee bar, we have teas, sodas and other drinks for the non-coffee drinkers.
Eats & Treats
*Organic bagels from Ashland's Little Shop of Bagels.
*We are NON-GMO friendly.
*We also offer a wide selection of treats including a variety of gluten free desserts, croissants and cookies; many are baked fresh in house daily.
Famous Gluten Free Quiche
Local Wines & Beers
Not only is Oregon is blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful wine-growing landscapes in the world, but it's also been an innovative center of craft brewing for over two hundred years. Is it any wonder that Oregon produces a myriad of award winning wines and beers?
At Bloomsbury Blends, we are proud to offer specially chosen wines and beers on tap, from some of Oregon's finest resources. These lovely selections pair beautifully with our meals and small plates or stand alone magnificently.
Now you have more reasons to linger into the evening at Bloomsbury Blends! When the lights dim and the music turns up, this charming day-time cafe transforms into a sociable wine bar with an stellar vibe. If you haven't visited Bloomsbury Blends in the evening, you are in for a treat.
Current wine recommendations...
2018 Double Gold,
Best of Class
Wine Press Northwest
It has been a great honor to host local musicians in our intimate garden for Wine & Music Nights. If you're not yet aware of the vast talent the Ashland music scene offers, maybe it's time you found out! These generous souls bring their all to our stage, and with styles of music that vary from week to week, the talent of our city never disappoints. As friends come together for our music events, we often hear them use the word "MAGIC" when describing their experience. It makes sense. That's what happens when you combine passionate musicians, a community of friends, great food, local wines, and an amazing patio setting under twinkling lights - MAGIC!
Scroll through the carrousel to see some of the talented musicians that played for us recently, including Adam Gabriel, Nick Garrett-Powell, Tom Stamper and Robbie DaCosta, The Shine Swing Trio (Steve Shine, Tom Stamper and Jeff Addicott) and Jon Martin.
All of our musicians couldn't be pictured here, but we appreciate every one of our gifted friends!
Best Kept Secret
The Patio Garden
Ashland's hidden treasure came to be as a labor of love and community spirit. We're talking about the secret garden that a myriad of local friends of the coffee house built and planted together right outside. The remarkable story of this serene patio and it's origins is truly special, and when you sit here, you can feel the love that went into it. It is truly breathtaking!
The plants are all from local nurseries and there is always something in bloom. We are especially proud to be an Ashland Parks and Recreation approved Pollinator Garden.
Ashland is a town full of artists AND those inspired by creativity. We love that! It's our privilege to support the art community by featuring a new artist every month. Our walls are a gallery curated by the artists themselves and there is always something new to see. You can meet the featured artists monthly during the famous FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS, a downtown Ashland tradition every first Friday of the month (rain or shine). We often have live music during these events, so you can plan on lingering with friends to enjoy a wonderful evening together.
Some of our featured artists this year...
Michael Lynn Adams
Between Sets - Paris
Oil on Canvas
"Experiencing beautiful art has the power to elevate life with a sense of joy and hope."
Oil on Canvas Panel
Oil on Panel
A painter since childhood,
winning awards then and now,
dedicated to her 36 year painting career.
Oil with Palette knife ‐ Canvas
Cutting Green Melons
Oil on Canvas
Aspens in Red and Gold
Oil with Palette Knife on Panel
Morning at the Koi Pond
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas
Taking a Break
Acrylic on Canvas
As an artist, she loves that the creative process looks both inward and outward – a way to escape as well as connect and explore her inner world as well as the world around her.
Who doesn't love a great book, let alone an entire bookstore? You will find our cafe nestled upstairs in the Iconic Bloomsbury Bookstore, established in 1980. It's an Ashland treasure, to be sure! They specialize in contemporary fiction, children’s books, young adult, local authors, and have a large Shakespeare and theater section.
After you purchase a favorite book of stories, head up to the cafe and lose yourself (or find yourself) in your book while enjoying a scrumptious cup of coffee or a glass of wine.