In these crazy times and hectic moments, we all need something to pick us up and keep us moving, and for most (sane) people, that means coffee. In all the flavors, all the sizes, all the variations on a classic cup of joe, some coffee shops just really get it right. Let’s check out the Top 5 coffee shops in SD!
1 Pannikin Coffee and Tea
Pannikin Coffee and Tea is so popular, you need to plan on being there well before hitting the road to work, as everyone in town agrees that this place is marvelous. A family owned and operated business for two decades, they now have three locations and all are equal in skill and flavor. With a goal of bringing you the best blends from around the world, Pannikin hits the mark with every cup served.
7467 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
2 Maryjane's - Hard Rock
Yes, you might be able to find a more exotic cup of coffee, a place that specializes in incredible blends from the far reaches of the globe, but you won't look half as cool drinking it their as drinking it at Maryjane's in the Hard Rock. As far as traditional coffee shops go, this one has all the right aspects, and then adds on the hipster groove that only the Hard Rock can provide. Have your steaming cup with their Pot Brownie or famous sticky bun, and sit back in your trendiness. Natch.
207 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
3 The Living Room
The Living Room is arguably the number one coffee joint in all of San Diego, and with six locations thriving, it's not hard to win that argument. With such a great atmosphere, and the feeling that you're always about to make new friends while there, The Living Room has an amazing reputation in it's field. Being much more than just a cafe, this venue offers up gourmet meals, culinary talent, and a new option for catering, none of which detract from their amazing cups of coffee. A great staple in San Diego, and a great cup of wake-up in the morning.
(Old Town Location)
2541 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
4 Gelato Vero Caffe
Gelato Vero Caffe is a much-buzzed about place to grab the ideal espresso along with some incredible gelato. Their brews are neighborhood addictions and people continually return and invite friends for the ample seating, fun staff, and wi-fi access along with the yummy cups of drip they serve that are consistently delicious. Come for the espresso, stay late and eat the yummy gelato!
5 Elixir Espresso Bar
An Italian-style espresso bar right smack dab in the heart of San Diego means, if you're good, you're going to be popular, and Elixir is definitely popular! Set up in the beautiful historic Marston Building and it's setting is as good as it's espresso. With baked goods, crepes, and the gorgrous patio, this is a place anyone seeking a coffee refuge should set up a spot and camp. Great location, great vibe, and great espresso make Elixir a definite name on our list.