Below is a list of the top and leading Cafe in San Diego. To help you find the best Cafe located near you in San Diego, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Diego’s Best Cafe:
The top rated Cafe in San Diego are:
- Cafeina Cafe – proudly serve locally sourced coffee, pan dulce, and ice cream
- Cafe Virtuoso – is offering a selection of featured specialty drinks crafted with its certified organic coffee and tea
- Cafe Moto – continues to create new products and offerings to meet the changing tastes of its customers
- James Coffee Co. – specializing in making handcrafted artisan roasted coffee
- Kuma Café – offers rotating weekly specials, homemade soup du jour, and a range of toasts
Cafeina Cafe strives to be a positive anchor to the community and surrounding areas of City Heights, California. At Cafeina Cafe, they proudly serve locally sourced coffee, pan dulce, and ice cream. Its flavors and menu options have been carefully created to share their love and passion for its Hispanic heritage as well as its community interests. What goes better with coffee than freshly baked pan dulce it’s assorted sweetbreads and locally sourced all-natural ice cream. Be sure to try their La Catrina, ice cream served on a sweet concha.
Specialties, Non-Dairy, Extras, Espresso Y Cafe, Tea, Pan Dulce, Ice Cream Bar
“Really good! Horchata latte was delicious, place is cool, and the owner was really nice. Looking forward to going back.” – Stefania M.
Cafe Virtuoso is situated in Barrio Logan near downtown San Diego in what was formerly their wholesale roasting facility. In 2014 after expanding into the building next door in order to double the wholesale coffee and tea production, the retail cafe debuted offering a selection of featured specialty drinks crafted with its certified organic coffee and tea as well as pour-overs featuring new coffees daily and their house-made signature nitro cold brew on tap.
Feature Menu, Hot, Cold, Colder, On Tap, Wholesale, Coffee, Tea, Essentials
“We had an early morning tour, and this was one of the only places open before 8 am. We went as soon as they opened to order cake and coffee to go. The staff were also very accommodating and nice even early in the morning. The coffee we got was good, but I wish we had time to go back and try more of the coffee here. I highly recommend this place!” – Iestyn C.
Cafe Moto has been roasting coffee in San Diego since the late 1960s. With a long-time passion for vintage motorcycle racing, technical involvement with espresso machines and coffee blends, they started Cafe Moto in 1990. They continue to create new products and offerings to meet the changing tastes of its customers and keep pace with the evolving demands of the market in San Diego and around the country. Through the years, its roastery has moved to several different San Diego locations.
Today, they are in its 4th roastery store situated in the Barrio Logan in the heart of downtown San Diego where clients can enjoy their store, cafe, and roastery. Their vision is to be a company that endeavored to make a permanent, positive impact on the places they conduct business goes into every roast they provide.
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Merch, Gear
“Their drip coffee was tasty even at the end of the day. There’s a place to play chess and a store to purchase gear, large bags of beans, and large cold immersion jugs. The cafe is pretty chill as well, recommended.” – Gabriel K.
James Coffee Co.
James Coffee Co. is independently owned and managed from San Diego, California. Specializing in making handcrafted artisan roasted coffee. They offer a revolving assortment of distinctive single-origin beans as well as exclusive James Coffee crafted blends. Through modest production, methods they are able to approach each individual roast as an opportunity to elevate and preserve their quality and taste.
From the diligent hand that picks the coffee cherry to the thorough process of roasting, they strive to instill in you a confidence that the conclusion of your coffee’s journey will be a fantastic cup.
Coffee, Good, Gear
“This is one of the places that we usually visited with my family for they have different flavors of coffee and desserts. The owner of this place is very down to earth and the staff members are very friendly and hospitable. We are all thankful to the owner and the staff members for they served us awesomely. You never fail in giving good service! We will be back here soon!” – Kaitlin H.
Kuma Café encouraged you to take your lunch away from your desk. Offers rotating weekly specials, homemade soup du jour, and a range of toasts. They have patio seating with plenty of fresh air and have been known to host the occasional Saturday morning kickback. Allyson and Rom were inspired by the Japanese aesthetic and sometime thereafter fell in love, moved to San Diego, and came across the chance to open Kuma Cafe in the downtown Columbia district.
Kuma Cafe started on August 5th, 2016, and is their re-imagination of a cafe you might wander into on a Shibuya afternoon. Since started, they have been serving its interpretation of the workingman classics, breakfast specials, and vegetarian toasts with great attention to detail.
Breakfast, Lunch, Treats, Smoothies, Treat & Smoothies Add-Ons, Coffee Drinks, Teas, Coffee & Tea Add-On
“Food with real quality ingredients. really nothing but enjoyable experiences here, I’ll be back. this place has an awesome feel to it. I see why this place has so many great reviews.” – Mindy B.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.