345 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
The Patio on 101 is the perfect spot for relaxing in a calm atmosphere as well as enjoying a gourmet bite to eat! This dog-friendly, indoor/outdoor restaurant has a plethora of menu items to choose from on their brunch, lunch and dinner menus. The Patio on 101 is open Tuesday – Sunday for weekday brunch, happy hour, dinner, late night, and weekend brunch. The restaurant also features a layout that includes an outdoor lounge and kids’ play area! One of our favorite dishes worth trying is the ‘Patio Nachos’ or the ‘Chopped Salad’. Stop by this restaurant soon and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family!
12995 El Camino Real Suite #121
San Diego, CA 92130
Searsucker has made a statement in the San Diego dining community. This restaurant is a social dining destination with coastal flare where the surf meets the turf in sunny Del Mar. Boasting a large outdoor patio, koi pond, fire pit, and sprawling back bar, Searsucker is the perfect place to gather with friends for happy hour, enjoy a weekend family brunch, or indulge in an intimate date night in the heart of North County. Our favorite dishes here have to be the Wonton Poke to start, then finishing strong with the Short Rib plate! Check this place out for a incredible dining experience!
Searsucker has two locations – Del Mar & Downtown.
3510 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach is full of wonderful hidden gem eateries! The next time you’re in Pacific Beach, stop by Cafe By the Bay to taste some of the greatest smoothies and Acai Bowls in San Diego! In addition to their fruity options, Cafe by the Bay offers a wide variety of sandwiches, burritos, salads, and bagels that are made fresh daily. Our personal favorite menu items are the Paradise Blend Acai Bowl and the Cali Turkey Sandwich!
The cafe is open every day from 8am to 4:30pm.
3784 Ingraham St
San Diego, CA 92109
The Menu in Pacific Beach has some of the best breakfast items in town! It’s the perfect place to spend time with family or catch up with friends over some blueberry pancakes and coffee.
The Menu’s mouth-watering dishes include omelettes, scrambles, pancakes, waffles and so much more! Our favorite item, though, has to be the daily special with banana pancakes and apple-wood smoked bacon. The menu also has great Mimosas and Bloody Marys – perfect for those days that you need more than just orange juice to quench your thirst!
Located just two blocks from Mission Bay on Ingraham Street, the next time you’re in the Pacific Beach area be sure to start your day at The Menu!
1959 Abbott Street
San Diego, CA 92107
Start your morning off right with a trip to Newbreak Coffee & Cafe! Voted best cafe in Ocean Beach by the Reader’s Choice Awards, this coffee shop is truly one of a kind! From fresh pastries to breakfast burritos, they have something for everyone, including catering services and takeout. The breakfast and lunch menu has a wide selection of mouth-watering choices, but our personal favorite item is the Sunrise Breakfast Sandwich. It pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee to help kick-start your morning. The next time you’re headed out to Ocean Beach to catch some waves or visit dog beach, stop by this charming coffee shop!
2335 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
If you’re in the North Park area and in the mood for unique drinks and tasty eats, you have to check out Communal Coffee. They call themselves a craft coffee company, but they also serve tea, lemonade, cold pressed juice, matcha, and more. Our favorite drinks on the menu are the Rose Vanilla Latte, the Sea Salt Caramel Latte, the Sparkling Lavender Lemonade (for those hot summer days), and the Lavender Honey Latte. If you’re hungry, we recommend the Avocado Toast, Lavender Honey Toast, or one of their sweets treats like the Blondie or an Ice Cream Sandwich.
The atmosphere is cheerful and hip – like visiting a carefully curated Instagram feed. In fact, Communal Coffee is practically made for Instagram. They have a collaboration with Native Poppy so the coffee shop is full of beautiful flower bouquets. They also sell fun gifts and cards so be sure to spend some time perusing their selection!
Parking is definitely limited. Like so much of North Park, it’s street parking early. So if you live within walking or biking distance, definitely leave your car at home. But Communal Coffee is definitely well worth the parking struggle!
704 Garnet Ave,
San Diego, CA 92109
Located near Crystal Pier on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, Kono’s Surf Club Cafe has drawn beach-goers for its great tasting, all-day breakfast menu since 1991! Kono’s is open Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm and from 7am-4pm on weekends. They also have a second location in Pacific Beach, called Konito’s Cafe which is open from 7am-3pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The menu is simple, but delicious! It really hits the spot after a day of surfing or exploring the Pacific Beach neighborhood. Our favorite menu items include the Veggie Scramble, Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich, Big Breakfast #2, and Chicken Quesadilla. And of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the breakfast burritos!
Stop by Kono’s after your next surf trip and see why this cafe is truly one of San Diego’s hidden gems!
6450 Lusk Blvd e110
San Diego, CA 92121
If you want to avoid the crowd at San Diego’s most popular breakfast and lunch spots on a week day, head to Sorrento Valley and visit the Lunch Bunch Cafe! From it’s popular breakfast items to it’s delicious dessert items, this cafe has everything to satisfy your cravings. For breakfast, grab one of their breakfast sandwiches, burritos, or sweet pastries. For lunch, try the daily special or pick one of their regular sandwich, paninis, or salads! Whether you want a Greek Salad, Pot Roast Sandwich, or Italian Chicken Panini, you’ll find it at The Lunch Bunch Cafe. They even serve homemade soup! The Lunch Bunch Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:30-3pm, with breakfast served until 11am.
14530 Espola Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Simply put: we think this is the best coffee and tea shop in Poway! It’s a true hidden gem, hidden down at the end of Twin Peaks Rd. It’s the perfect stop after a morning spent hiking Iron Mountain or Lake Poway (AKA Potato Chip). Not only does this coffee shop have great atmosphere if you plan to spend the morning catching up with a friend or getting some work done, they serve outstanding drinks and baked goods! Plus, all of the servers are super friendly and eager to help you pick out a drink you’ll love.
First, the coffee: people love their lattes and espresso! Whether you want a basic cup of coffee or something more adventurous, King’s Craft has you covered.
If you’re not a coffee drinker, they have plenty of delicious non-coffee options from their Mexican Hot Chocolate (Delicious) to the Lavender Chai Latte (Amazing) to their Iced Teas (yes, even the Iced Tea is worth writing home about!)
Of course, no cup of coffee or tea would be complete without a delicious, fresh-baked pastry. Their scones, muffins, and waffles are all bursting with flavor and are the perfect complement to your drink of choice! They also serve Cravory cookies so if you’ve been wanting a Cravory Cookie without the drive, you can get them at King’s Craft!
The parking lot is a bit small and is right next to a community soccer field, so if you’re visiting on a Saturday morning you might have to park along Espola Rd. But trust us when we say that The King’s Craft Coffee Co is worth the trip!
One more thing we should mention: The King’s Craft is locally owned and operated and they also donate a portion of their sales of select items to non-profit organizations and community youth programs!
132 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Lofty Coffee Co. is a beautiful, cozy cafe with a simple objective: to sell quality coffee and food in order to satisfy the wants and needs of San Diegans! Lofty Coffee is dedicated to sourcing the most delicious coffee available. They seek out farms and importers from around the world that grow and transport their beans in a sustainable manner to ensure the quality and consistency of their coffee.
Each location of this local coffee chain is designed to serve as a place that friends and family can meet to enjoy their signature coffee and tea beverages and house made pastries. All of the Lofty Coffee cafes feature ample patio seating to take advantage of the sunny San Diego weather!
The Solana Beach location on Cedros also serves a food in addition to pastries. Try their poached eggs or granola! For drinks, we recommend getting the Salted Caramel Latte or cold brew coffee.
With two other locations in Encinitas, and Little Italy, each cafe has its own character based on the neighborhood it is located in! Come check out why everyone is raving about these tasteful coffee shops and order your first Lofty Coffee today!