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.