To start, I have to say that this shop has been one of the most fun and interesting spots I’ve been to so far in San Diego. V’s Coffee Shoppe is located within the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. The coffee bar is tucked around the corner from one of the restaurants at the winery. As soon as you find it you will fall with the charming building and decor.
V’s Coffee Shoppe is one of the few spots around San Diego that brews Manzanita Roasting Company, the roasting plant which can also be found on the winery grounds. Their roasting space is open to the public, so you can feel free to stop by for a chat, check out their space, and buy some of their freshly roasted beans to try at home.
Now back to V’s Coffee Shoppe. V’s menu is diverse in the sense that they cater to the purist and more traditional coffee orders, while also offering some sweeter menu options. For my visit, I order an iced latte (it was extremely hot that weekend) and their regular brewed dark house roast. Though I enjoyed the latte, it was a bit on the milkier side for me, next time I would probably order an extra shot to get the flavor I usually enjoy. Their house brew was great, a very balance roast that need nothing added to it in order to be enjoyed. My friend ordered their cold brewed and loved it, the drink was smooth, refreshing and full bodied.
Their menu also offered some other espresso options which are not usually standard at other coffee shops in the area. I definitely can’t wait to go back and try items such as the breve, con panna, and their affogato (will for sure try this one before the summer is over).
This beautiful coffee shop is great if you are looking to have more of a lively social experience instead of a study/work environment. They also offer some great food options featuring delicious hot sandwiches, fresh pastries and breads, as well as cheese and charcuterie plates. The terrace faces one of the restaurants where live music is played, so you can enjoy your cup of joe with some live entertainment. Since this is a winery keep in mind there is also plenty of wine to go around!
V’s Coffee Shoppe
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128