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Guidebook for Clovis

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Guidebook for Clovis

Food Scene
Try their Vanilla Rose Honey Joy (tea latte) for a treat!
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locals recommend
Kuppa Joy Coffee House
518 Clovis Avenue
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locals recommend
Try their Vanilla Rose Honey Joy (tea latte) for a treat!
Serves crepes and great french pastries. Only basic coffee (no espresso, etc) for the morning, but an excellent bakery.
Parisien Bakery
401 Clovis Ave
Serves crepes and great french pastries. Only basic coffee (no espresso, etc) for the morning, but an excellent bakery.
Local, family owned restaurant with classic mexican food. They make their own tortillas.
Salsa's Cantina
410 Clovis Avenue
Local, family owned restaurant with classic mexican food. They make their own tortillas.
Casual sandwich spot where you typically order to go. Great hot sandwiches! A favorite is the California Classic. Steak, bacon and avocado.
Full O Bull Sandwich Shop
632 5th St
Casual sandwich spot where you typically order to go. Great hot sandwiches! A favorite is the California Classic. Steak, bacon and avocado.
Unique ice cream experience
Roll Me Some - Hand Crafted Rolled Ice Cream
530 Pollasky Ave
Unique ice cream experience
This is a small beer tasting room featuring from local microbrewery - 559 Beer.
559 Beer - Brewery, Food & Wine
356 Pollasky Ave
This is a small beer tasting room featuring from local microbrewery - 559 Beer.
Every Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 am. During spring to fall there are friday night events at this location.
Clovis Farmers Market
Every Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 am. During spring to fall there are friday night events at this location.
Live music on weekends and some weekday evenings. Also a good spot for brunch.
On The Edge Coffee House
412 Pollasky Ave
Live music on weekends and some weekday evenings. Also a good spot for brunch.
In the summer, this is the place to buy fresh, local peaches. Throughout the year, they also sell frozen fruit and these AMAZING tiny peach pies called peach jewels. Check the hours, though, because they tend to have short days.
The Peach Tree Fruit Stand
1265 N Minnewawa Ave
In the summer, this is the place to buy fresh, local peaches. Throughout the year, they also sell frozen fruit and these AMAZING tiny peach pies called peach jewels. Check the hours, though, because they tend to have short days.
A favorite here is the burgers. Lots of creative variations. A favorite is the Juju blue, served as a salad instead of the traditional burger.
House of JuJu
453 Pollasky Ave
A favorite here is the burgers. Lots of creative variations. A favorite is the Juju blue, served as a salad instead of the traditional burger.
Excellent breakfast burritos. And they're open 24 hours.
Arsenio's Mexican Food
497 N Clovis Ave
Excellent breakfast burritos. And they're open 24 hours.
Local restaurant with MASSIVE pancakes. Delicious.
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Batter Up Pancakes
8029 North Cedar Avenue
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locals recommend
Local restaurant with MASSIVE pancakes. Delicious.
Serves tri-tip steak sandwiches and other bar/diner food. Which, if you're unaware, is a Central California food staple. You can't visit the area without sampling some sort of tri-tip.
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Dog House Grill
2789 E Shaw Ave
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locals recommend
Serves tri-tip steak sandwiches and other bar/diner food. Which, if you're unaware, is a Central California food staple. You can't visit the area without sampling some sort of tri-tip.
This is a fun California/Hawaiian fusion place where you build your poke bowl at the counter. Fresh ingredients and some interesting flavors.
Butterfish
1850 Herndon Ave
This is a fun California/Hawaiian fusion place where you build your poke bowl at the counter. Fresh ingredients and some interesting flavors.
This is a casual Greek/Mediterranean food spot where you order at the counter. Excellent chicken salads (with hot pita bread), falafel and they have a spicy beef and hummus gyro that's a favorite.
The Broilers
765 Herndon Ave
This is a casual Greek/Mediterranean food spot where you order at the counter. Excellent chicken salads (with hot pita bread), falafel and they have a spicy beef and hummus gyro that's a favorite.
So, this is a fast food chain. But, they roast their chicken onsite and serve some healthy options. So, in case you want something quick and reasonably healthy, this is close by.
El Pollo Loco
795 W Herndon Ave
So, this is a fast food chain. But, they roast their chicken onsite and serve some healthy options. So, in case you want something quick and reasonably healthy, this is close by.
If you're a foodie or wine connoisseur, this should be a place on your list. Primarily American fare. The farm to table menu changes regularly depending on what is in season and they have an extensive wine list. Within walking distance.
Trelio Restaurant
438 Clovis Ave
If you're a foodie or wine connoisseur, this should be a place on your list. Primarily American fare. The farm to table menu changes regularly depending on what is in season and they have an extensive wine list. Within walking distance.
If you're from outside California, sampling In-N-Out fast food burgers is a popular tourist stop. They've got a small menu but fresh ingredients. There's also an additional "secret menu" if you search online.
In-N-Out Burger
382 North Clovis Avenue
If you're from outside California, sampling In-N-Out fast food burgers is a popular tourist stop. They've got a small menu but fresh ingredients. There's also an additional "secret menu" if you search online.
Shopping
Unique boutique with baby items, clothing, shoes, furniture, etc.
The Foundry Collective
601 Pollasky Ave
Unique boutique with baby items, clothing, shoes, furniture, etc.
Women's boutique with jewelry, clothing and other trendy items. Super cute.
Revival 23
416 Pollasky Ave
Women's boutique with jewelry, clothing and other trendy items. Super cute.
If you have a hankering for western men's wear or cowboy boots...
Sassano's Mens Wear
448 Pollasky Ave
If you have a hankering for western men's wear or cowboy boots...
This is a shop selling the locally made, nationally sold brand of Enzo's. They specialize in olive oil and their shop also sells dried fruit and a number of organic, farm focused products.
Enzo's Table
1959 N Willow Ave
This is a shop selling the locally made, nationally sold brand of Enzo's. They specialize in olive oil and their shop also sells dried fruit and a number of organic, farm focused products.
Essentials
Large grocery store specializing in organic options
Sprouts Farmers Market
850 Herndon Ave
Large grocery store specializing in organic options
Trader Joe's
1077 North Willow Avenue
Save Mart
1835 Herndon Avenue
This is a unique food experience to the Fresno/Clovis area. Fresno State has a strong agricultural program and this market sells all the fresh produce, dairy and other food items produced by students. If there is fresh corn there, make sure to get some. And splurge with some chocolate milk.
Gibson Farm Market
5368 N Chestnut Ave
This is a unique food experience to the Fresno/Clovis area. Fresno State has a strong agricultural program and this market sells all the fresh produce, dairy and other food items produced by students. If there is fresh corn there, make sure to get some. And splurge with some chocolate milk.
Entertainment & Activities
Large event arena
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Save Mart Center
2650 East Shaw Avenue
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Large event arena
Large trampoline park
DEFY Clovis
636 N Halifax Ave
Large trampoline park
Laser tag
No Surrender Adventure Park
1200 Shaw Ave
Laser tag
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locals recommend
Maya Cinemas Fresno 16
3090 E Campus Pointe Dr
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Great yoga studio within walking distance. You can check out the class schedule online and no reservations required.
Old Town Yoga - Clovis
325 Clovis Ave
Great yoga studio within walking distance. You can check out the class schedule online and no reservations required.
Drinks & Nightlife
This one is farther than other recommendations from the Clovis Cottage. But, it's unique so we added it. It's in the Tower District of Fresno and is a old fashioned speakeasy bar requiring a reservation and a secret password to enter. There's a dress code and it's closed Sunday through Tuesday. Highly recommend!
The Library at Detention
750 E Olive Ave
This one is farther than other recommendations from the Clovis Cottage. But, it's unique so we added it. It's in the Tower District of Fresno and is a old fashioned speakeasy bar requiring a reservation and a secret password to enter. There's a dress code and it's closed Sunday through Tuesday. Highly recommend!
Because you should go to a gritty divebar named "Jimbo's" at some point in your life.
Jimbo's
451 Herndon Ave
Because you should go to a gritty divebar named "Jimbo's" at some point in your life.
Parks & Nature
Clovis Botanical Garden
945 N Clovis Ave
Everything Else
The greater Fresno/Clovis area has a number of wineries. This one feels like Napa Valley.
Toca Madera Winery
36140 Avenue 9
The greater Fresno/Clovis area has a number of wineries. This one feels like Napa Valley.