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12 New Coffee Shops To Try In San Diego

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With the local craft coffee community enticing well-respected, heavy hitting roasters from Portland and San Francisco to our shores, it's fair to say San Diego's specialty coffee shop business is booming. Whether into single origin pour-overs, Chemex or cold brew on nitro, here's where to fuel up in style at one of a dozen recently opened and newer spots around town.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Copa Vida

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655 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, San Diego
CA, 92101
(619) 795-1363
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The latest relaxed and airy offering from Copa Vida can now be found along Broadway. Food options are somewhat limited (for brunch or lunch head to the East Village outpost), but drinks-wise the personable baristas can brew you the perfect hot pressure macchiato, single-origin espresso or set you up with a pot of fine tea.

2. Coava Coffee Roasters

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400 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(503) 894-8134
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Portland transplant, and one of the nation’s most revered craft coffee companies, recently debuted its first out-of-town café inside The Westin San Diego. A regular supply of fresh product from the Pacific Northwest fuels the all-day coffee bar, which offers a revolving pour-over and espresso menu, Spirit Tea, cold brew on tap, plus beer and wine.

3. Spill The Beans Coffee And Bagel

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555 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-3836
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Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends this sleek cafe offers espresso drinks and cold brew from local Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and scratch-made “California-style” bagels, from roasted garlic and herb to bacon and white cheddar.

4. Scrimshaw Coffee

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5542 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 501-2355
This hip coffee shop tucked along El Cajon in Rolando boasts a simple menu divided into three categories: espresso, coffee (made using Dark Horse beans), and not coffee. With food coming soon, for now there are muffins, croissants and other baked goodies to snack on. Grammer’s will make a beeline for Verne, a friendly-looking whale logo adorning the back wall.
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5. The Forum Coffee House

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4340 Genesee Ave #110
San Diego, CA 92117
Phone number (858) 384-6020
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This modish new cafe on Genessee serves creative beverages (coffee drink The Fanatic and the Lavender mocha are must tries), nitrogen cold brew coffee and tea in addition to sweet and savory toasts.

6. James Coffee Co

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2870 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 756-7770
Standout San Diego purveyors James Coffee Co just launched their second location in The Louie, a slick new residential complex in Bankers Hill. Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily the new 500-square-foot coffee bar includes a patio on the ground floor, plus the full range of espresso-based beverages crafted from house-roasted beans.

7. The Bean Counter

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2655A Reynard Way
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 892-7900
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This charming little neighborhood coffee shop in South Mission Hills offers terrific organic coffees from Revolution Roasters, French teas, plus pastries and baked goods, including fresh croissants every Saturday.

8. The Forum Coffee House

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4340 Genesee Ave Ste 110
San Diego, CA 92117

9. Coffee Hub and Café

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2907 Shelter Island Dr #107
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 738-1482
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Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends, this 800-square-foot eatery is a celebration of caffeine and cycling culture. Here you’ll find a full array of espresso drinks powered by local roaster Swell Coffee Co., plus menu items from breakfast flatbread to caprese eggs Benedict, soups and salads. https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/coffee-hub-and-cafe-san-diego?select=Ho98OefGP7GThG8xkMhR1Q
Coffee Hub and Café

10. Brew Coffee Spot

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6101 Lake Murray Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 713-6698
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La Mesa’s new urban-rustic coffeehouse uses organic beans sourced from San Diego’s Café Virtuoso in its range of brewed beverages of pour-overs, café au lait and various lattes, a cold nitro brew that’s keg-aged for a few days, plus crafty espressos such as affogato with vanilla bean ice cream and Viennese spiked with honey and cinnamon.

11. Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe And Bakery

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444 W Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101
(760) 230-6747
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Enjoy a range of espresso and coffee drinks, plus cold brews at Lofty Coffee Co.’s latest outpost in Little Italy. Alongside the well-regarded local roaster’s line of from-scratch pastries, croissants and cookies you’ll also find dishes like poached eggs, salads and panini.
Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe & Bakery

12. Philz Coffee

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1060 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-6880
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Encinitas residents linger with laptops while sipping pour-over custom-blended drip coffee - made using 20 plus signature coffee blends no less - at this San Francisco-based transplant. Philz baristas can also customize each cup or mix up well-known specialty drinks, like the Mint Mojito iced coffee and Tantalizing Turkish if you're in the mood for something more.

1. Copa Vida

655 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, San Diego, CA, 92101
The latest relaxed and airy offering from Copa Vida can now be found along Broadway. Food options are somewhat limited (for brunch or lunch head to the East Village outpost), but drinks-wise the personable baristas can brew you the perfect hot pressure macchiato, single-origin espresso or set you up with a pot of fine tea.
655 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, San Diego
CA, 92101

2. Coava Coffee Roasters

400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Portland transplant, and one of the nation’s most revered craft coffee companies, recently debuted its first out-of-town café inside The Westin San Diego. A regular supply of fresh product from the Pacific Northwest fuels the all-day coffee bar, which offers a revolving pour-over and espresso menu, Spirit Tea, cold brew on tap, plus beer and wine.
400 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

3. Spill The Beans Coffee And Bagel

555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends this sleek cafe offers espresso drinks and cold brew from local Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and scratch-made “California-style” bagels, from roasted garlic and herb to bacon and white cheddar.
555 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101

4. Scrimshaw Coffee

5542 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Scrimshaw Coffee Photo Credit HTML Facebook
This hip coffee shop tucked along El Cajon in Rolando boasts a simple menu divided into three categories: espresso, coffee (made using Dark Horse beans), and not coffee. With food coming soon, for now there are muffins, croissants and other baked goodies to snack on. Grammer’s will make a beeline for Verne, a friendly-looking whale logo adorning the back wall.
5542 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

5. The Forum Coffee House

4340 Genesee Ave #110, San Diego, CA 92117
This modish new cafe on Genessee serves creative beverages (coffee drink The Fanatic and the Lavender mocha are must tries), nitrogen cold brew coffee and tea in addition to sweet and savory toasts.
4340 Genesee Ave #110
San Diego, CA 92117

6. James Coffee Co

2870 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Standout San Diego purveyors James Coffee Co just launched their second location in The Louie, a slick new residential complex in Bankers Hill. Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily the new 500-square-foot coffee bar includes a patio on the ground floor, plus the full range of espresso-based beverages crafted from house-roasted beans.
2870 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

7. The Bean Counter

2655A Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
This charming little neighborhood coffee shop in South Mission Hills offers terrific organic coffees from Revolution Roasters, French teas, plus pastries and baked goods, including fresh croissants every Saturday.
2655A Reynard Way
San Diego, CA 92103

8. The Forum Coffee House

4340 Genesee Ave Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92117
4340 Genesee Ave Ste 110
San Diego, CA 92117

9. Coffee Hub and Café

2907 Shelter Island Dr #107, San Diego, CA 92106
Coffee Hub and Café
Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends, this 800-square-foot eatery is a celebration of caffeine and cycling culture. Here you’ll find a full array of espresso drinks powered by local roaster Swell Coffee Co., plus menu items from breakfast flatbread to caprese eggs Benedict, soups and salads. https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/coffee-hub-and-cafe-san-diego?select=Ho98OefGP7GThG8xkMhR1Q
2907 Shelter Island Dr #107
San Diego, CA 92106

10. Brew Coffee Spot

6101 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
La Mesa’s new urban-rustic coffeehouse uses organic beans sourced from San Diego’s Café Virtuoso in its range of brewed beverages of pour-overs, café au lait and various lattes, a cold nitro brew that’s keg-aged for a few days, plus crafty espressos such as affogato with vanilla bean ice cream and Viennese spiked with honey and cinnamon.
6101 Lake Murray Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942

11. Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe And Bakery

444 W Cedar St, San Diego, CA 92101
Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe & Bakery
Enjoy a range of espresso and coffee drinks, plus cold brews at Lofty Coffee Co.’s latest outpost in Little Italy. Alongside the well-regarded local roaster’s line of from-scratch pastries, croissants and cookies you’ll also find dishes like poached eggs, salads and panini.
444 W Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101

12. Philz Coffee

1060 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas residents linger with laptops while sipping pour-over custom-blended drip coffee - made using 20 plus signature coffee blends no less - at this San Francisco-based transplant. Philz baristas can also customize each cup or mix up well-known specialty drinks, like the Mint Mojito iced coffee and Tantalizing Turkish if you're in the mood for something more.
1060 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

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