Written by Jordan Peterkofsky, Rafael Medina for Mustang News, Nov. 3, 2021

On a rainy Sunday evening in 2013, while driving through San Luis Obispo, Jon and Sara Peterson pulled over on Garden Street to take their newborn daughter on a walk through town. On the hunt for the perfect location to launch their coffee shop, the sight of a storefront with a “for lease” sign in the window seemed too good to be true.

“I remember the moment I looked into the window and thought to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing. This is going to be our store,’” Sara Peterson said.

Fast forward to now, Scout Coffee co-owners Jon and Sara have three children, two storefronts and are gearing up to launch their third location right on Cal Poly’s campus in partnership with Campus Dining.