The Bay Area’s Blue Bottle Coffee continues to build its ever-expanding, global coffee empire with its first San Diego area cafe, which just opened at One Paseo across from Shake Shack. Another location was previously announced for downtown San Diego and is scheduled to launch this summer.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Carmel Valley store offers Blue Bottle’s full menu, including espresso drinks, cold brew, and signature beverages that include its chicory-infused, New Orleans-style iced coffee and mochas made with vegan chocolate ganache from Berkeley’s TCHO Chocolate. There are grab-and-go snacks like overnight oats and chia pudding as well as housemade treats ranging from liege waffles and almond butter toast to lemon poppy pound cake and caramel chocolate chunk cookies; Blue Bottle is still looking for a local bakery to partner with for croissants and other pastries. Ice cream will also be available, to be scooped into an affogato or fresh-baked waffle.
This site also houses a training lab for regional baristas, and a custom cupping table that will host coffee education sessions for customers.