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We were looking for one more coffee shop before Crystal's flight back to Florida and came across The Forum Coffee House. We were intrigued when we glanced at their menu which had a variety of unique and colorful drink options.
The coffee house is located in a strip mall and parking was plentiful when we arrived shortly after opening. They are a fairly new cafe and the service was very friendly and inviting.
The interior is clean, fresh looking, and there was plenty of seating. It kind of had this cute industrial vibe with the exposed hanging light bulbs with a mix of rustic tables and stools. We liked the huge message on the wall and the tiny succulents nestled in the huge communal table.
We were having trouble deciding what to order (we have this problem all the time) and the cashier was very patient with us. She gave us several suggestions like the Digital Detox and 404 Error but we opted for the traditional pastry options to pair with our drinks. Crystal has been on a kick with ordering lattes with florals and ordered the The Elite (White Chocolate Mocha with Pink Rose Petals) and I was in the mood for some tea and ordered The Visual (Lavender-Infused Earl Grey Tea with Lemon Juice and Honey).
We definitely wanted to try their pastries when we saw the in-house freshly baked almond croissants being placed in the window display. I actually regret not ordering one of their freshly baked pastries because the chocolate pecan scone I had was a bit bland and dry. Crystal's almond croissant, on the other hand, was super flaky on the outside, moist on the indside and full of flavor.
The Elite was pretty good but a bit on the sweet side for Crystal's taste. If it was a regular Rose Water Latte, she probably would have liked it a little more. The presentation was beautiful, of course, with the latte art and rose petals.
The Visual was tasty, but a tad too sweet for me. The flavors were spot-on, but I prefer my drinks to be a little less sweet, so I added some extra ice to help dilute it.
We enjoyed The Forum Coffee House and really appreciated the attentive and friendly service. Next time, we will be a bit more adventurous and try dishes like the Code Red (cold brew ginger-infused hibiscus with brown sugar) or the Dark Web (cold brew coffee with house chocolate sauce with mint leaves).
THE FORUM COFFEE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 4340 Genesee Ave. #110, San Diego, CA 92117
HOURS: MON thru FRI 8AM - 10PM | SAT 9AM - 10PM | SUN 9AM - 7PM