Eater San Diego: Expansions for Philz Coffee, Copa Vida

A round-up of the top food and drink stories of the week via Eater San Diego

A couple of well-known coffee shops are gaining extra buzz this week as the businesses seek to expand in San Diego. Eater San Diego shares those stories, plus other top tidbits from our local food and drink scene.

San Francisco's Philz Coffee Expanding to San Diego
Bay Area cult coffee company Philz Coffee is extending its growth plan to include San Diego. The concept, which is known for its signature coffee blends, will open in La Jolla Village Square and Encinitas on South Coast Highway. 

Copa Vida Opening Coffee Bars in Downtown & Sorrento Valley
Pasadena-based Copa Vida, which runs a popular coffee bar and eatery in the East Village, will expand its local presence to include a new café in downtown San Diego and a satellite coffee bar in Sorrento Valley.

Matcha Tea Café Heading to North Park
A new spot steeped in the hot tea trend is headed to University Avenue in North Park. Holy Matcha will offer Japanese green tea prepared traditionally – or as the base of specialty drinks – along with coffee, snacks and pastries.

Frozen Custard & Steakburger Chain Enters San Diego
Midwest-based fast-casual concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers intends to open three locations in San Diego. Specializing in old-fashioned eats, the restaurant and drive-thru will open in National City, San Marcos and the 4S Ranch area. 

Upscale Sports Bar Taps Into SDSU's College Area
Social Tap, which has locations in the East Village in addition to Ventura, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona, will launch an outpost near San Diego State University next week. The high-end sports bar features a menu of elevated bar food, plus popular weekend brunch service.

Candice Woo is the founding editor of Eater San Diego, a leading source for news about San Diego’s restaurant and bar scene. Keep up with the latest Eater San Diego content via Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.

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