WalletHub named San Diego one of the Top 10 Coffee Cities in the United States, and this core area naturally attracts some of the greatest small roasters and baristas for coffee connoisseurs and newcomers alike.
Best Coffee Shops in North Park
Hawthorn Coffee 1 of the top 3 coffee shops in North Park
3019 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
+1 619 542 9221
Hawthorn Coffee is a local favorite that roasts some of the best coffee beans in the county. Apart from drip coffee, superb decaf (yes, amazing decaf), pour overs, lattes, and other espresso bar classics, they also have a great food menu and pastry variety.
Try their wildflower latte, cascara fizz, or handmade toast. They also provide non-espresso options including kefir soda, matcha and golden lattes, and a tea selection. Enjoy your beverage beneath their towering ceilings, surrounded by lush green plants, or on their terrace.
They currently roast their own coffee at the California Roasting Collective in San Marcos under the moniker Compa Coffee Roasters.
Communal Coffee 1 of the top 3 coffee shops in North Park
2335 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 (619) 363-7737
Communal Coffee is without a doubt one of the city’s most “instagrammable” places. It’s a great place to chill out with your specialty latte on a table, couch, or outside on their lovely patio.
It’s extremely light inside and aesthetically beautiful. They offer a full espresso bar menu, as well as interesting caffeine-free drinks, fresh cuisine, and pastries.
Try a rose, vanilla, lavender, honey, or seasonal coffee with a gluten-free or vegan doughnut from The Gluten-Free Baking Company, a local bakery.
They also have a boutique and a florist where you can buy gorgeous flowers, which explains why ‘Coffee and Flowers’ is emblazoned in enormous bold letters on the façade of their building.
James Coffee 1 of the top 3 coffee shops in North Park
4379 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 (619) 255-9499
The newest of James Coffee Co.’s three sites, located at the heart of North Park, offers a relatively large industrial area with indoor and outdoor seating. They use beans from their own Point Loma roastery and have a full espresso bar.
They always have a seasonal menu with at least one non-caffeinated drink and a selection of teas to choose from. Pastries are also available for people who require a sugar boost with their espresso.
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