Top San Diego Cafes & Coffee Shops 2012
Pappalecco (Hillcrest and Little Italy)
Pappalecco is an adventure through the essences of Italy: Food, Culture, Art and Style. Elegant and chic, yet not formal, Pappalecco makes you feel like you stepped off the streets of Italy to enjoy a warm espresso or cool off with a sinfully delicious cup of gelatto.
- Influx (Golden Hill and Little Italy)
This modern cafe, inspired by European culinary traditions features a variety of decadent pastries, breads, light meals, coupled with the finest coffees and beverages to wash it down. You are bombarded with an “influx” of innovation, flavor, aroma, and delight.
- Chocolat Cremerie (Gaslamp)
With a name so sweet, you can only imagine what to expect. Chocolat has mastered the task of blending exquisite flavors, scintillating fragrances and exotic spices. Thanks to their obsession with perfection, we are met with incomparable taste.
- Tazza D’Oro (Little Italy)
If you’re looking for a nice, comfy environment to cozy down in for an afternoon coffee break, you have found your spot. The pastries are delectable and the coffees are all in the name, Tazza de Oro…or cup of gold!
- Caffe Italia (Little Italy)
Located in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy District, this little Espresso bar serves the perfect blends of coffee, cappuccino and espresso, all made with Lavazza coffee beans imported from Italy. Make sure to stop by on a Sunday to enjoy their award winning waffle bar!
- Lestat’s (Normal Heights)
Looking to satisfy that coffee craving at some odd hour of the day? Head over to Lestat’s Coffee House as they keep the pots brewing 24 hours a day. If their original menu doesn’t keep you entertained then surely the daily live talent performances will.
- Cafe 976 (Pacific Beach)
Take a mini vacation from hustle and bustle of Pacific Beach and step into the cozy beach house of Cade 976, and grab a seat on the wooden deck or under a tree in the garden that surrounds it. The perfect place to snag a delicious meal, or tasty cafe beverage in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
- Claire de Lune (North Park)
Claire de Lune’s original goal was to create a place where friends and neighbors could gather to share music, stories, or just a great cup of coffee…and this is exactly what they have done. Every meal is made with loving care, using only fresh ingredients, and they are so sure of their quality that they promise that if you don’t love it, you don’t have to pay for it!
- Living Room (La Jolla and 6 other locations)
The Living Room is one of the finest coffeehouse and bistro in the San Diego Area, offering a wonderful array of gourmet meals, pastries and drinks. If you’re at the La Jolla location, venture upstairs to the hookah lounge and kick back and unwind as you take in magnificent ocean views.
- Zanzibar Cafe (East Village, Pacific Beach, Downtown)
With a menu that changes seasonally, you can be guaranteed the freshest ingredients and best quality sweets, savories, coffees, teas, wines, and more! Zanzibar Cafe also offers a gourmet, European-style market housing everything you need to stock your pantry, through a party, give a gift, or pick up some delicious food to go.