8 Options for the Best Coffee in San Diego

Like me, you’re always looking for the next great place to get a cup of incredible Joe – regardless of whether you’re at home or traveling. In my years of living in San Diego, owning and running a cafe and gift stores – in the wonderland of Hillcrest’s culinary and business community, I’ve enjoyed great coffee in some memorable locations.

I’m commited to supporting San Diego’s thriving local food and beverage scene with other businesses that value their local communities and the artisans that produce quality, locally sourced supplies and ingredients.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, I’m hoping you’ll enjoy my favorite options for a great cup of artisan roasted coffee, as much as I do.

Heartwork Coffee Bar Mission Hills
13 minute walk from Alcazar Court
The coffee in your bungalow kitchen comes from Heartworks, folks who also support our commitment to sourcing goods locally and growing the community that has embraced us. Serving high quality local coffee and baked goods.
3993 Goldfinch Street, San Diego 92103
http://heartworkcoffeebar.com/

James Coffee
17 minute walk or 4 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Independently owned and operated, James Coffee specializes in producing handcrafted artisan roasted coffee beans, and are the roasters behind the amazing coffee at Heartwork Coffee Bar. Their closest café is in Bankers Hill.
2870 Fourth Avenue, Suite 107, San Diego, 92103
https://jamescoffeeco.com/

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
8 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Proud purveyors of #1 and #17 on Coffee Review’s National List of the top 30 Coffees of 2016, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters shares our commitment to sourcing locally and valuing our relationship with the neighborhoods in which we do business. Their closest coffee bar is in Little Italy.
2295 Kettner Street, San Diego, 92101
https://www.birdrockcoffee.com/

Coffee and Tea Collective
9 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Experienced sourcers, roasters and brewers, Coffee and Tea Collective is a group of people who care about quality coffee and tea and are determined to share their passion while encouraging the growth of San Diego’s blooming coffee culture. Their closest location is in North Park.
2911 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92104
https://www.coffeeandteacollective.com/

Communal Coffee
9 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Communal Coffee proudly sources and serves Sightglass Coffee, an independent coffee company based in San Francisco. Sightglass uses small production methods and direct trade practices to attain a perfect roast. Located in North Park.
2335 University Avenue, San Diego, 92104
http://www.communalcoffee.com/

Lofty Coffee Café and Bakery
10 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Originally a corner café in the north county beach community of Encinitas, Lofty Coffee roasts their own, bakes pastries from scratch and are committed to providing their community with superior coffee and artisanal food. Closest location is in Little Italy.
444 West Cedar Street, San Diego, 92101
https://loftycoffee.com/

Caffé Calabria Coffee Roasting Company
12 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Although it starts with coffee roasting at its heart, don’t let the name limit your ideas of what coffee culture is all about! Experience Caffé Calabria’s Italian neighborhood bar, serving pizza, cocktails, espresso and antipasti, located in North Park.
3933 30th Street, San Diego, 92104
https://caffecalabria.com/

Zumbar Coffee and Tea
18 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Although a bit further afield, Zumbar Coffee and Tea sources and roasts the coffee they serve, continually searching for the best roasting technique or espresso blend. A unique twist is their collaboration with New English Brewing Co. to produce an award-winning Imperial Stout, which took the Gold Medal at GABF in 2015.
10920 Roselle Street, Sorrento Valley, 92121
https://www.zumbarcoffee.com/

By |2017-09-16T16:44:59+00:00September 16th, 2017|Sustenance and Libations|0 Comments

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Chief, cook, provocateur and merry maker...a former retailer and restaurateur turned hostess with the mostess. Sitting in a corner cafe anywhere in the world is my favorite thing. At Alcazar Court - everyone is welcome.

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