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The 6 Best Cafes In San Diego

Updated: August 7, 2022

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are San Diego’s Best and trendiest cafes. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best cafes in San Diego. For a wide selection of tea and fantastic pastries head to one of these great cafes!

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Kakawa Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, Loma PortalTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Loma Portal
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat in Point Loma

    Eater, 2019

Cafe Virtuoso

Tea & Coffee, $, Barrio LoganTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Barrio Logan
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Essential San Diego Coffee Shops & Roasters

    Eater, 2019

Acento Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roastery, MorenaCoffee RoasterySan Diego, Morena
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Refresh Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, College EastTea & Coffee, $San Diego, College East
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Seven Seas Roasting

Tea & Coffee, $, South ParkTea & Coffee, $San Diego, South Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Zumbar Coffee & Tea

Tea & Coffee, $, Torrey PinesTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Torrey Pines
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Diego. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 San Diego restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 624 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat in Point Loma and Eater - Essential San Diego Coffee Shops & Roasters. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Fun facts

  • Overpriced, much?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,000 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bagel?

  • Once upon a time

    The next time you bite into a delicioussanwhich remember to thank Earl of Sandwich John Montagu who is responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A belly full of plain Bagelicious bagel

    In 2016, Teddy Delacruz became the proud world-record holder for eating the most plain Bagelicious bagel by having 6 in one sitting.

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