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The 5 Best Espresso Shops In San Diego

Updated: August 7, 2022

Smell that? It's the smell of roasting coffee beans from our favorite espresso stops in San Diego We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best espresso in San Diego. Be warned the lattes, macchiatos and cortados are as addictive as the pastries on offer at these spots!

Find the perfect Espresso spot

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

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 does it work?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Espresso craving shouldn't be so tough. 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. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Where to Eat in Point Loma and Eater - Essential San Diego Coffee Shops & Roasters to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Espresso connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best San Diego Espresso.

Factoids about Espresso

  • A historical dish

    Where does espresso come from? Italy and the creator was Luigi Bezzera.

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