Cold Rush has been operating under a “soft opening” in April and May of 2022 to prepare for the summer season, but is excited to relaunch the café and introduce new hours and new menu items for breakfast and lunch including a variety of bakery items, organic grab-and-go goods, and bagels with a variety spreads. This summer, Cold Rush plans on opening their Build-Your-Own (BYO) Sandwich Bar for lunch options. “We're excited to welcome guests year round, seven days a week, and to carry as many fresh and organic ingredients as possible. We aim to carry on the tradition of Cold Rush Cafe, and the spirit of Quartz Cafe before that. A community hub, a gathering place to connect, socialize and make memories.” said Sonya Ziegler Meline, investor in Cold Rush Cafe.
New items to look out for include loose leaf New Zealand Sunny Slopes Tea, a refreshing fruit tisane option made of dried fruits including kiwi and strawberry. Also enjoy the decadent avocado toast which includes Dave’s Killer Bread, everything bagel seasoning, olive oil drizzle, and organic arugula. Many classic menu items are also available for long standing customers to enjoy including favorites such as the White Chocolate Lavender Latte, Espresso Milkshake, and the organic chocolate mochas.
The crew at Cold Rush is also excited to introduce their signature blended drinks they call Rushies in varieties that include green tea, espresso, mocha, chai, and the local’s favorite, the dirty chai which includes two shots of espresso with a spiced chai tea. All Rushies and drinks are offered with a variety of alternative milks including oat, almond, hemp, and more.
Café Moto is the premier roaster Cold Rush utilizes for their coffee and espresso beverages. They are a California-based family owned supplier of fairtrade, solarpower roasted, and organic coffee and tea since 1990. Many Cafe Moto sources from women owned co-ops – and their brew ratio of 16:1 percolates rich flavor & fragrant aroma for their diverse products.
The Cold Rush ice cream bar stocks 12 different flavors from a variety of premium brands to satiate summertime cravings and has a plethora of titillating toppings and sauces to make your treat extra sweet! A signature topping includes golden star sprinkles to honor the gold rush history of Sierra County.
Some things to look forward to at this weekend’s opening event include free mini ice cream cones, coffee drinks, tea, and discounted food items as well as a raffle for a “Coffee-a-day for a Month” giveaway and other baskets.
Customers are also encouraged to join the Rush Club by asking Cold Rush baristas for a Rush Club Card - Buy 10 drinks and get the 11th free. “We hope to welcome our community to join in the fun. It’s a low key way to celebrate a small business in our community! I hope to see everyone come down and grab a gourmet coffee, a frosty treat, or swing by for a friendly chat this weekend, or any day of the week!” said general manager, Max Ryan.
ABOUT COLD RUSH
Cold Rush Cafe is a small town coffee shop, a community hub, and a homebase to plan your adventures in Downieville. We pride ourselves on serving organic and fair trade espresso and coffees, a selection of 12 premium ready to scoop ice creams, and quick and nourishing meals for breakfast and lunch. Our team is ready to greet you with a smile 7-days-a-week.