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The Dish: Rad Coffee in Upland serves up joe with punk rock, monsters




Two of the specialty drinks at Rad Coffee. Left: The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Chiller. Right: The Frankenstein, made of matcha green tea.
Two of the specialty drinks at Rad Coffee. Left: The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Chiller. Right: The Frankenstein, made of matcha green tea.
Francine Rios
Two of the specialty drinks at Rad Coffee. Left: The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Chiller. Right: The Frankenstein, made of matcha green tea.
Rad Coffee, a specialty coffee shop in downtown Upland.
Francine Rios
Two of the specialty drinks at Rad Coffee. Left: The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Chiller. Right: The Frankenstein, made of matcha green tea.
The official logo of Rad Coffee adorns the shop walls.
Francine Rios
Two of the specialty drinks at Rad Coffee. Left: The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Chiller. Right: The Frankenstein, made of matcha green tea.
Flyers for old punk shows cover the walls in Rad Coffee.
Francine Rios


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For some, coffee is an absolute necessity in the morning. Maybe you like yours with some cream and sugar. Or maybe classic black is your thing.

But for the people at Rad Coffee in downtown Upland, they like their cup of joe with a side of skateboarding, punk rock, and a dash of monsters.

Flyers for old punk shows cover the walls in Rad Coffee.
Flyers for old punk shows cover the walls in Rad Coffee.
Francine Rios


Rad Coffee bills itself as the first specialty coffee shop to debut in downtown Upland. They offer drinks like vegan cold brews, and blended matcha green tea inspired by Frankenstein.

One of their most popular blended offerings, dubbed Cereal Chillers, come with or without coffee, and are topped with colorful whipped cream and the cereal of your choice.

Jade and Rusty Valore, owners of Rad Coffee in Upland.
Jade and Rusty Valore, owners of Rad Coffee in Upland.
Francine Rios


 

For the second installment of our summer food series, The Dish, Take Two caught up with Jade and Rusty Valore, the two young owners of Rad Coffee.

Check out our first episode of The Dish: Looking for Puerto Rican food in LA? Mofongos is the spot