Coffee or Tea in San Diego
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
Whatever your fix, hip San Diego cafés offer in-house roasted organic brews, tea and treats, and cozy nooks in which to enjoy it.
7283 Engineer Rd G, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
I've been a fan of the Tea Gallerie since Maria started the business in a little office space in the building where I work. With her vibrant energy and great product, she's now grown into a large warehouse and a tea tasting room in Kearny Mesa....
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
In the hip neighborhood of Little Italy, you should definitely stop by Influx for a freshly roasted cup of coffee and light breakfast. The outdoor seating is a perfect way to enjoy a San Diego morning. It will probably be a little crowded, but...
3260 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
This cute little shop on Adams is a great place for a cup of coffee. At Dark Horse Coffee, the beans are roasted in house, and you can't help but love a coffee shop that asks if you want your coffee brewed or made in a French press! All the baked...
2490 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
In the Victorian park of Old Town is the Coral Tree Tea House, so named because of the large beautiful coral tree right outside the front door. They have an extensive tea menu and you can choose the High Tea, Queen's Tea, Cream Tea or Princess...
3088 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Cafe Bassam is amazing—it feels very magical, as though you've stepped into a place where time stops and the rest of the world has disappeared completely. They are the oldest coffeehouse in San Diego. The cafe is larger than the image shows, and...
3015 Juniper St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
When I was staying with family in Burlingame (a neighborhood in San Diego) one of the things I enjoyed most was getting up in the morning and walking to Rebecca's coffee shop. Eventually, they branched out and moved next door into a much larger...
835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
My favorite independent bookstore, located in Seaport Village, is Upstart Crow—a mix of eclectic nostalgia items amongst coffee drinks and stacks of books. Here is where you find peace amid the tourist busy bodies.
1010 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
I recently revisited one of my old college haunts--Living Room Coffeehouse in downtown La Jolla. As nostalgic as I was to be there, I was happy that little had changed in the 6 years that I had been gone. It's no surprise that coffeeshops are a...
2750 Dewey Rd #105, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
You might find yourself buying one of everything, or at least wanting to when you visit Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe in the San Diego area. The breads and pastries are exceptional and the coffee drinks make this a perfect spot to have a cuppa!
3614 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Cafe Barbera is located on 5th Ave. in the vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego just a few blocks from Balboa Park. The Italian family who owns this coffee shop has five generations of coffee roasting experience and it really shows in their...
4496 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
Lestat's is a large coffee shop with huge overstuffed couches and chairs. There are about a dozen little private booths where you can pull out your laptop and work on projects while sipping coffee or having something to eat. The best thing about...
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