No matter how you take your coffee: black or extra sweet, fancy or quick and dirty, there’s a local coffee shop that’s sure to appeal to you!
Pappalecco– Little Italy
Cafe Calabria– North Park
Cosmo’s Coffee House– La Mesa
Espresso Mio– Mission Hills
Swell Cafe– Mission Beach
Lestats– Normal Heights and North Park
Better Buzz– Pacific Beach
Cafe Bassam– Bankers Hill
Influx– Little Italy
Eclipse Chocolate– South Park
Rebecca’s– South Park
The Living Room– La Jolla
Cafe 976– Pacific Beach
Pannikin– La Jolla, Encinitas, and Del Mar
Filter Coffee House-Hillcrest
Zumbar Coffee and Tea-Encinitas
The Solana Beach Coffee Company-Solana Beach
Cafe Positano-Rancho Santa Fe
Black Rock Coffee Bar-Oceanside
La Costa Coffee Roasting-Carlsbad
Surfdog’s Java Hut-Encinitas
E Street Cafe-Encinitas
The gallery wall is having a moment. It can be as eclectic or as streamlined as you want and fits any home and any decor. From matching the frame, size, and image colors to blending a mix of sizes, shapes, and objects, the gallery wall is a great way to display those family photos, art pieces, prints, and other objects that you have collected over the years.
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San Diego is a city with a nightlife that is as laid-back and fun as its inhabitants. Read on for our list of the best happy hours deals (bites and drinks) across the county.
Hexagone– Bankers Hill
Brigantine– Coronado-Del Mar
Bully’s– Del Mar
House of Blues– Downtown
Yard House– Downtown
The Boathouse– Harbor Island
The Kensington Cafe– Kensington
Roppongi– La Jolla
The Steakhouse at Azul– La Jolla
Banbu Sushi– La Mesa
Hooley’s Irish Pub– La Mesa
Prepkitchen– Little Italy
True North Tavern– North Park
Baleen– Pacific Beach
Bertrand at Mr. A’s– Bankers Hill
Extraordinary Desserts– Bankers Hill
Chart House– Cardiff By the Sea
Del Mar Rendezvous– Del Mar
Anthony’s Fish Grotto– Downtown
The Fish Market– Downtown
Whiskey Girl– Downtown
Cafe Chloe– East Village
The Union– Encinitas
C-Level– Harbor Island
The Haven– Kensington
Harney Sushi– Old Town
Crab Catcher– La Jolla
880 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, CA
Leave it to the Cohn Family of Restaurants to offer gourmet surf and turf in an impeccably designed space. With gorgeous views spanning downtown San Diego and the bay, Island prime is perfect for special occasions and spontaneous dinners alike.
Open for dinner at 5 pm, the upscale counterpart to C-Level has some amazing offerings of its own. The Macadamia Crusted Seabass with sea beans, roasted pineapple salsa, and a yuzu beurre blanc sauce as well as the Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Ribeye with grilled asparagus, blue cheese fries, béarnaise aioli sauce are two favorites sure to delight. Island Prime also offer such sides as creamed corn, cauliflower fritters, and bacon mac n’ cheese. For those seeking a more diverse experience, the 5 course-tasting menu is the way to go. This includes sushi style tuna and salmon, lobster bisque, tenderloin carpaccio, center cut filet medallions, and lime meringue pie.
One perk of dining at Island Prime is that you can enjoy the Bay Parade of Lights in December from the comfort of your own table. So sit back and relax because at Island Prime you won’t be disappointed.
San Diegans love their ice cream, whether it comes in traditional creamy scoops, fro-yo, gelato, or more creatively made into shakes, sundaes, and sandwiches. Here are our picks for the county’s best sweet spots.
Mariposa Ice Cream-North Park
Lighthouse Ice Cream– Ocean Beach
Gelato Bus Stop– Pacific Beach
Gelato Vero Cafe– Mission Hills
Gelateria Frizzante– La Jolla
The Baked Bear-Pacific Beach
Yogurt on the Rocks– Pacific Beach
Chocolat-Hillcrest and Downtown
Café Hue-Kearny Mesa
Seaside Yogurt-Del Mar
Top of the Market
750 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
If you are in search of a quiet, romantic place to enjoy the gorgeous views of the San Diego bay, look no further than the award winning delight known as Top of the Market. Enjoy expansive views from Point Loma to the Coronado Bridge from your table in the pleasingly lit dining room, or within the enclosed heated waterfront patio. Open for both lunch and dinner daily, you can enjoy the freshest seafood at your own leisure.
Lunch seems to be a more casual affair, in which the offerings include the Grilled Prawn Cobb Salad, Main Lobster Salad Sliders with Sweet Potato Fries, and an Asian inspired Seared Fijian Yellowfin Tuna.
At night, the restaurant is transformed into a serious culinary wonderland. Recommendations include the Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops and the Roasted Rack of Lamb with Garlic Basil Persillade, Baby Artichoke, and Fingerling Potato Ragout- All paired beautifully with drinks off of the all-embracing wine list.
The desserts here are well worth the splurge and are lovely when accompanied by a steaming cappuccino. Personal favorites would have to include the Belgian Chocolate Apple Strudel Crumb or the Laura Chenel “Goat Cheese” Cheesecake.
If you have not had a chance to dine at the Top of the Market, it is a San Diego culinary tradition that is not to be missed.