About Headlands Coffeehouse


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Headlands Coffeehouse was established in 1995 by Dave, Mary, and Peter Gealey.  Their goal was to provide an upbeat, comfortable headquarters for delicious light fare, excellent espresso drinks, and Cool Jazz, and… goal accomplished!  The Gealeys owned Headlands until 2006, when employees Juan and Lenore Naal bought the business.  Juan was the Gealeys’ first employee, working his way up from dishwasher to night manager.  Lenore worked at Headlands in the summers while earning a teaching credential and continued to work summers after becoming a 4th grade teacher.  When the Gealeys offered Juan and Lenore the opportunity to buy Headlands, they jumped at the chance.

Like Juan and Lenore, Heather and Morgan met while working at Headlands Coffeehouse, and were wed soon after.  When Heather began working at Headlands 15 years ago, she was just a kid hanging out in front of the business.  Five years later, Morgan started working at Headlands, quickly becoming a valuable employee, drawing on his experiences at other coffeehouses and using his gift of a natural rapport with customers.  Even before Juan and Lenore thought about selling Headlands, many customers suggested to them that that Heather and Morgan would be the perfect couple to take it over one day...and April 1, 2019 was that day!

Over the years, Headlands Coffeehouse has become a major social hub in Fort Bragg. One of our favorite compliments came from Toby Lurie (a poet, painter, musician and beloved customer) who said that Headlands is “the heart and soul of Fort Bragg.”  We are grateful for our community’s steadfast patronage which has made Headlands Coffeehouse the success story it is!   We are confident that Heather and Morgan will continue to provide the same rich coffee drinks, delicious food, great live music, and welcoming atmosphere that have made Headlands Coffeehouse the unofficial community center of Fort Bragg!


The Headlands Crew

The awesome crew at Headlands makes it all possible. Here are a few photos of our "Headlands family" -- past and present...

Abigail, Heather, & Darlene ++~~~+++++Heather at work on Latte Art!

Arturo & Carlos ++~~~. . . . . . . . . . .+++++Sebastian & Diego

Juan & Martha ++~~~.

Questions or comments for the Headlands crew?
Email us at: info@headlandscoffeehouse.com

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Some local links....

Do you love the creative and amusing cartoon art by Peter Gealey?? Visit his new web page to order your own framed work of art!


Explore Fort Bragg on the city's own web site. Search for lodging, dining, things to do, events, and more!

Check the local weather forecast and surf report.

Theaters & Music Events:

Mendocino Stories! Some of the area's best musicians, actors, and comedians team up for Mendocino Stories Productions.

Visit Gloriana Opera! Gloriana has brought quality theater to Fort Bragg since 1976!

Mendocino Theater Co. MTC has brought many amazing productions to the coast also.

Visit our State Parks:

MacKerricher State Park is 3 miles north of Fort Bragg.

Jughandle State Natural Reserve is about 5 miles south of Fort Bragg.

The Point Cabrillo Light Station is south of Jughandle, on Point Cabrillo Drive.

Russian Gulch State Park is 2 miles north of Mendocino on Hwy 1.

Van Damme State Park is 3 miles south of Mendocino on Hwy 1.

Other things to do or places to visit:

Ride the Skunk Train!

Visit Liquid Fusion Kayak Company for a variety of kayak lessons and tours!

Visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! You can walk to the ocean bluffs, visit the many garden areas, bring home a plant from the gift shop, and more. A favorite destinationi for locals and visitors since 1961.

Visit the local dive shop, Sub-surface Progression, for the latest ocean diving, kayaking, and surfing gear.


Chateau Cleone ...a family friendly vacation rental in the redwoods...

Shoreline Cottages ...where local history meets modern comfort...

Sea Rock Inn ...elegance on the Mendocino Coast...

Weller House ...a Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn...

Blackberry Inn ...ocean views near Mendocino...