Coffee-trippin’: San Diego

As you probably know by now, we love taking a trip down south to San Diego every now and then. The weather is always great, they have the best cali burritos and the coffee scene is booming…what’s not to love about SD? So, since we think we’ve seen our fair share of coffee in San Diego (although there’s a lot more to explore), we did a rapid fire list for you of the ones we think you should check out the next time you’re in town!

As you probably know by now, we love taking a trip down south to San Diego every now and then. The weather is always great, they have the best Cali burritos and the coffee scene is booming…what’s not to love about SD? So, since we’ve seen our fair share of coffee in San Diego (although there’s a lot more to explore), we did a rapid fire list for you of the ones we think you should check out the next time you’re in town! Check ’em out…


Moniker Coffee Company, Point Loma

Nestled in a qaint shopping area in Point Loma, you’ll find Moniker General and its accompanying coffee shop, Moniker Coffee Company. The large space is well-curated with cozy leather couches begging you to sit on them and plenty of seating throughout the shop to hang out with friends or get some work done. After you get a little caffeine in you, mosey on over to the retail side where you can find some unique finds. And if you need a recommendation, we love the salted caramel latte. Also worth noting, they’re dog friendly, too, which is always a plus in our eyes.


James Coffee Co., Little Italy

The first time we visited James Coffee Co. last November, we had no idea what to expect. It had been on James’ coffee shop list for awhile, well, because it’s a coffee shop with his name and who doesn’t want to go to a coffee shop with their name on it? And the other thing was David Kennedy, a guy who used to play guitar for Angel & Airwaves/Boxcar Racer was the owner/head roaster, so as huge Blink fans, we were curious. Our curiousity was worth it because the industrial-looking space is filled with five or so other shops that you should definitely check out (such as Dear Survivor), checkers/chess tables and some of the best beans we’ve ever had. Grab an americano and an iced horchata latte…you won’t be sorry.


Communal Coffee, North Park

Coffee and flowers are arguably two of the best things to go together since peanut butter and jelly and lucky for you, Communal Coffee is a one stop shop for both and a great place to start your morning. This bright and open space gives you a chance to either read the newspaper in a comfy chair or sit at the bar to watch the florist work her magic creating dreamy arrangements. Since it’s always sunny in San Diego, we tend to go for iced drinks when we’re there. Try an iced latte or if you’re craving something special, the iced honey lavender latte will quench your thirst. And while you’re waiting for your caffeine and bundle of lilies, why not peruse through the cards or check out the apparel. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the infamous “Coffee + Flowers” wall…


Coffee & Tea Collective, East Village/North Park

Coffee & Tea Collective has two locations and to be honest, we’ve only been to the East Village one. But, judging by the overall consensus, it really doesn’t matter which one you go to because you’ll be getting “100 percent awesome coffee and good vibes,” either way. We love the character the East Village location has, almost like an artist’s workspace, an organized chaos, if you will. We say go for the kaffe tonic (a shot of espresso and tonic water), but if you’re really not sure what to order, the barista will give you a great recommendation, too!

And there you have it, the four shops that come to mind when people ask us where to go in San Diego! We’re curious to see what coffee shops would be on your list, so please share them in the comments, email us or find us on Instagram.  We hope one of these shops makes it for your #dailycoffeerun this weekend. Stay caffeinated, friends!

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