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    What’s better than enjoying our favorite liquid boost in a cool café that gives us a break from a hectic day.

    From Italian presses to mochas and double-skinny lattes, we locals love to get our coffee on.

    San Diego cafés and coffee houses are abundant, but some stand out from the caffeinated crowd. From the county-wide Living Room chain, to the trendy Influx and homey Café 976 in Pacific Beach, DiscoverSD.com has the top ten coffee houses in San Diego.

    Caffe Calabria - North Park
    After tasting coffee from around the country, Caffe Calabria's founder Arne Holt became committed to bringing the finest quality of coffee to San Diego.

    Java Jones Coffee House - East Village and Pacific Beach
    Java Jones sources, roasts and brews the finest coffees that are both socially and environmentally friendly, and sells only 100% organic and 100% fair-traded coffee.

    Influx - Golden Hill
    A modern coffee house inspired by European culinary traditions, Influx offers handmade danishes and croissants, organic sandwiches on freshly baked bread, gourmet salads, and the finest coffee and espresso in a minimalist, sleek urban setting.

    Pannikin Coffee and Tea - San Diego
    With locations in Leucadia, Del Mar, La Jolla and East Village, this family owned and operated coffee house offers organic, shade grown, and fair-trade produced coffees and proprietary tea blends from around the globe, and has been doing so since 1968.

    Café 976 - Pacific Beach
    Located a few blocks from the sand in Pacific Beach, Café 976 is a 1920s converted beach house that is considered one of the coolest coffee shops in town.

    Living Room Coffeehouse - Point Loma
    The newest Living Room Coffeehouse took over the white Victorian house that used to be Cafe 1018. This colorful, intimate coffee house is a great place to study or chat, and the extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu (along with signature desserts) offers something for everyone.

    Mystic Mocha - University Heights
    Mystic Mocha is a unique café that has won over coffee hearts throughout San Diego. Although the size of a walk-in closet, Mystic Mocha's décor is creative, the staff is friendly, and the menu offers tasty cuisine.

    Cafe Bassam - Banker's Hill
    This rustic coffee house is a local favorite in large part to its relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere and the old world vibe that is present throughout.

    Claire De Lune - North Park
    Located on the corner of University and Kansas Street in the heart of North Park, this two-story antique coffee lounge with high ceilings, comfy couches and wall-to-wall artwork provides a hip place to relax, work, listen to music, and enjoy some of the best coffee in town, along with homemade pastries, soups and sandwiches.

    Maryjane's Coffee Shop - Hard Rock Hotel
    Located inside the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Maryjane’s offers American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating, this cafe serves up grub and piping hot coffee until 3am on the weekends.