San Diego's Coffee Scene

Talk about your favorite cafes, local barista events, or plan your own get-together.

#1: Post by michaelm1982 »

Will soon be moving to San Diego. Any recommendations for cafes and roasters in the area. I know Boxcar are there, but what are some of your favourites?


#2: Post by eltakeiteasy replying to michaelm1982 »

Hey, welcome to SD!

I have lived in SD all my life and I have never heard of Boxcar. Here are my top 5 favorite in order:

1. PopPie - Amazing coffee and great pies and ice cream (Stella Jean's next door)
2. SevenSeas - Really good stuff
3. Coffee & Tea Collective - Good
4. James Coffee - Pretty Good
5. Tired Eyes Coffee- Pretty good
LMWDP #672.

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#3: Post by michaelm1982 (original poster) »

I got mixed up, I meant Bird Rock, not Boxcar. (Boxcar are in CO) .

Thanks for the suggestions though. Can't wait to try them out.


#4: Post by MDL »

Yes to Birdrock, also Zumbar Coffee in Sorrento Valley.

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#5: Post by michaelm1982 (original poster) »

Great! The office will be in Sorrento Valley - so appreciate that one!


#6: Post by jevenator »

Honestly Zumbar has become a roasty mess these last years at least for their hummingbird blend.

You can also add Dark Horse, Hawthorn, Steady State, and Mostra coffee should be coming to Banker Hill as well. I recommend Mostra the most!