San Diego Café Guide - Best Cafes Near Me

Discover the vibrant coffee culture of San Diego with a curated selection of some of favourite coffee shops scattered across the city.

Elevate your caffeinated explorations with our San Diego Cafe Passport, designed to be your trusted companion on the quest for the city's best cafes. After sampling the delights of each café, take a moment to jot down your personal notes and ratings in the passport.

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Barefoot Coffee Roasters

439 S Cedros Ave UNIT 204

Settle into the laid-back charm of Barefoot Coffee Roasters, where good vibes and great flavors collide.  

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

2212 Carmel Valley Rd

The chill vibes, easy parking, and super nice staff make every visit a sweet spot to savor. Bird Rock is the epitome of coffeehouse bliss. 

Cafe Bassam

3088 Fifth Ave

From morning caffeine fixes to late-night indulgences, Cafe Bassam is more than just a cafe—it's a magical journey waiting to unfold. 

Caffe Calabria

3933 30th St

From the cozy interior to the sidewalk seating adorned with greenery, every corner exudes Italian charm. 

Coffee & Tea Collective

2911 El Cajon Blvd

With friendly staff and modern tunes playing softly in the background, it's a hidden gem worth discovering. 

Coffee Cycle

1632 Grand Ave

Grab a seat outside on sunny days or cozy up inside and savor the finest brews San Diego has to offer. 

Communal Coffee

2335 University Ave

The space itself is a treasure trove of cozy nooks, bright decor, and charming trinkets, inviting you to linger and explore. 

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

3260 Adams Ave

Whether you're grabbing a cup on the go or snagging one of the few tables, Dark Horse promises a caffeine experience like no other. 

Flor and Seed Coffee Roasters

3985 Harney St D

Nestled among the historic streets, this cozy coffee spot is a breath of fresh air. With each sip of their flavorful brews, you're transported to a world of relaxation.  

Genteel Coffee Co.

2603 University Ave

Genteel Coffee Co., the unexpected discovery that adds a splash of excitement to your downtown San Diego stroll. 

Holsem Coffee

2911 University Ave

Holsem Coffee is where you should go if you’re looking for a different take on coffee. Step inside and let Holsem redefine your coffee experience. 

James Coffee Co.

4379 30th St

The vibe is laid-back, with a trendy atmosphere and friendly staff. Plus, they've got a unique concept with reusable glass jars, adorned with a charming owl logo.  

Necessity Coffee

102 2nd St

Necessity Coffee, tucked away up north, is a delightful find with its bright space shared alongside a ceramics studio.  


1602 State St

Pappalecco, your go-to for delightful gelato, coffee, and regional dishes, offers a warm welcome vibe to enjoy some time with your friends.  

Portal Coffee

1495 Pacific Hwy

With spacious seating and friendly service, Portal Coffee is your gateway to a great caffeine experience in Little Italy! 


1955 Julian Ave

With ample seating and a kid-and-dog-friendly vibe, it's a haven for catching up or getting work done.  

⁠Public Square

8278 La Mesa Blvd

Public Square is a hub for genuine connection. With a mission to foster community, they serve up more than just coffee; it's a whole experience.  

Rikka Fika

810 13th St

With a concise menu and interesting books to peruse, Rikka Fika invites you to unwind and savor every sip in its cute and trendy space. 


5542 El Cajon Blvd

Don't miss their cute merchandise and dog-friendly patio—this neighborhood gem is a must-visit in San Diego. 

Seven Seas Roasting Co.

1947 Fern St

The prices are reasonable, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting—what more could you ask for? Plus, they welcome furry friends with open arms and treats! 

Sheldon's Service Station

8401 La Mesa Blvd

The cozy patio is truly magical. With modern twists on classics and breakfast drinks that bring joy, it's no wonder it's always buzzing.