Copa vida has become a part of my weekly work life. Working in North County, though there are many specialty coffee shops, there’s not many that are close to my office. At times it would take me over 40 minute to drive to Encinitas to get a cup of delicious coffee to keep me going for the rest of my day. … More Copa Vida
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
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
The two winners for me on my last trip a few weeks ago were the Iced Mocha and their matcha croissant. I brought a friend along for this coffee trip and she introduced me to this two AMAZING menu options. The chocolate that they use for their Mocha is rich, but not overpowering and work extremely well with their espresso. A great compliment to this drink was the matcha croissant, all the buttery goodness topped with this delicious white chocolate matcha topping. … More Intelligentsia Coffee