We love visiting trendy and cute cafes so much that one of our readers commented on how much we love coffee. Yes, we love coffee but not as much as the decor of these adorable cafes. With each new cafe we visit, we're always in awe of the decoration and presentations. Here are some of our favorite cafes in the San Diego area that we think you'll love too.
This coffee shop is huge and is located in one of San Diego's diverse and vibrant neighborhoods in Hillcrest. The moment we walked in, we were in awe of the gorgeous hanging light fixtures, the fun patterns along the counters, and the bright "Buzz Life" neon sign. Our Rose Water Latte was beautifully decorated with rose petals and it had a wonderful aroma. The pastries we ordered were fresh and paired perfectly with our drinks. There is plenty of room here to bring a laptop and work for a few hours as well.
2. Holy Matcha - North Park
Being half Japanese, I was always surrounded by matcha products, so when North Park San Diego opened their first Matcha Cafe, I was there shortly after their grand opening. I'm a huge fan of matcha lattes and was super excited when they also had matcha donuts on their menu. The decor and food presentation here is what Instagram dreams are made of. I seriously wanted to take all the furniture and wallpaper home with me.
Right next door to North Park is a historic neighborhood with a mix of independently owned small businesses called South Park. Cafe Madeleine is a French cafe that is located right in the center of this charming neighborhood. They specialize in sweet and savory crepes and paninis, but we went for breakfast and had a healthy Yogurt Parfait, Rose Water Latte, and Almond Croissant. We've never been to France, but we imagine coffee shops like this all over Paris.
4. Communal Coffee - North Park
The idea of combining a flower business and a coffee shop is simply genius. We think all coffee shops should do this. The flower arrangements here are gorgeous and the coffee menu is quite unique. I'm used to seeing "beer flights", but this was the first time I came across a "coffee flight". They stay true to their name and host an array of community events and pop-up shops so it's worth checking out their events calendar.
5. Communal Coffee - South Park
If you love the Communal Coffee North Park location, you'll adore the new addition in South Park. The cafe is completely outdoors and it's situated in a quaint tree-lined neighborhood. The space is nestled in between a vinyl record shop and a vintage clothing boutique. The best part about this cafe is the adorable vintage Shasta trailer where you order your drinks.
Clairemont Mesa is in the top twenty best neighborhoods for millennials in San Diego and we found this hip cafe on Yelp. We fell in love with the unique drink names like the Digital Detox and 404 Error. Crystal ordered the Elite (White Chocolate Mocha with Pink Rose Petals) and took a million pictures of the gorgeous pink rose petals that were beautifully scattered on top. They bake their pastries in-house and the service is super friendly and attentive.
This parakeet wall covered cafe is located in beautiful La Jolla. It's a cute little cafe with an all-day breakfast menu and a ton of healthy food options. We really enjoyed their turmeric latte and matcha waffles. Their bathroom sign made us laugh and we even got to take home a cute parakeet pin as a souvenir.
I'm sure we'll be adding more to this list since we are cafe junkies. We didn't even realize we were junkies until one of our viewers on YouTube commented how we are always reviewing coffee shops and cafes. Stay tuned for more!