Encore Coffee in downtown Indio.

Downtown Indio’s Encore Coffee Offers Coffee and Music

Wake up with a flavored latte crafted with locally roasted beans and wind down with live music at this newly opened hot spot in downtown Indio.

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Encore Coffee in downtown Indio.

Encore Coffee in downtown Indio.

Is there any better way to start your day than sipping a fresh-brewed latte from a local coffee shop? I recently visited Encore Coffee, a new spot in downtown Indio — it’s part coffeehouse, part music venue — and was amazed by the drinks and the hospitality. When I stepped through the door, smiles and the sweet smell of espresso immediately drew me into the space.

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Iced coffee.

Encore grinds locally roasted coffee beans from Coachella Valley Coffee Co. and serves a selection of tea from La Quinta’s Cali Rosina Tea & Chocolate. I opted for an iced chai latte with oat milk — one of the best I’ve had.

The shop’s interior infuses a dash of desert charm into its modern aesthetic. Warm-toned walls create a cozy and intimate space for customers to kick back and hang out. My favorite thing about the space is the lighting. Large windows let the natural sunlight pour in for a bright and vibrant space.

As the sun sets, this coffeehouse transforms into a music venue with live performances and craft beer. It hosts regular concerts and late-night comedy shows. Check out Encore’s Instagram for lineups.