Monstra roasts their own coffee and they do an amazing job. I love going there to pick myself a bag of fresh roasted beans, as well as picking up some cold brew, which they also brew and bottle themselves. Their coffee menu is super fun, though still showcasing all of your traditional drinks such as americanos, lattes, etc. … More Mostra Coffee
I have to be honest, this shop was nowhere near my radar, but one day I was out walking Cherrio (my little terrier) in Downtown San Diego and we bumped right into it.
First impressions, I have to say the shop is gorgeous – you can see the rustic industrial theme throughout the location. The wood that lines the walls and furniture pieces make it a super welcoming space. My favorite decor feature was the low set tables that are placed by the windows, they made THE perfect reading nook. … More Coava Coffee
et me start with – this place is a hidden gem for fun and delicious coffee and tea drinks.
S3 Coffee Bar works with Cafe Moto’s beans, so you already know that you are starting with a good base. They then take it to the next step by adding a fun twist to their coffee menu, while still highlighting and honoring the beans. … More S3 Coffee Bar
Once you walk in, you are met with a beautiful decorated space that invites you to sit and enjoy your coffee. Their menu is very inclusive – offering espresso and various brewing methods, as well as sweeter drink options that are perfectly balanced. … More The Press Espresso
So this coffee shop is a bit different from some of the other places that have been featured on the blog. I originally started going to to Halcyon when I lived in Hillcrest since their first location in San Diego was located in East Village. That location has now closed and the coffee shop/bar has moved to my new hometown in San Marcos. … More Halcyon Coffee Bar
Scrimshaw Coffee is located in the college area In San Diego. Founded by Will Remsbottom and Roger Chagnon, who you can find making your delicious drink and ready to strike a conversation.
Walking in you can feel the simplicity of the shop, the setting is modern and casual. … More Scrimshaw Coffee
OB Beans is a local micro-roaster located in a shared vendor space in Ocean Beach. The space has the beachy feel you would expect out of OB, providing you with a relaxed placed to work or hang out. As soon as you walk in you can see their coffee roaster right behind the espresso bar, with sacks full of coffee beans waiting to be roasted all over the place. … More OB Beans Coffee Roasters
Though I’ve come a long way from those early ordering days, I am pretty sure I am not the only one that is left confused as to what the difference is and why there are variations from shop to shop. So let’s break it all down: … More What’s the difference? Latte vs. Cappuccino vs. Flat White
Across the board this is a great option for coffee, treats, and a place to work/study, or hang out. Revolution Roasters without doubt is one of my top choices in Oceanside. Truly I can’t wait to go back to try their affogato … they looked incredible. … More Revolution Roasters
No matter how small a menu is at a coffee place, there are still many options to choose from. One of the questions I consistently get when taking a friend for coffee is “What’s the difference?” Based on being asked that question countless times I figured I would do a series to break it all … More What’s the difference? Cortado vs. Gibraltar