Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

1. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

9.5
5627 La Jolla Blvd (btwn Chelsea & Bird Rock Ave), La Jolla, CA
Coffee Shop · Bird Rock · 88 tips and reviews

Lina L.Lina L.: this place specializes in direct trade, sustainable farming & all coffees are brewed on-site. i really dig the vibe of this place, very laid-back. i had the kenyan on chemex drip, bold and rich, <3!

Food & WineFood & Wine: The Bird Rock café specializes in direct trade and micro-lot coffee—coffee brewed from beans that are harvested from a single, independent farm.

Stefanie S.Stefanie Sundby: Consistently the best coffee I've had in San Diego, and I grew up here!

Elixir Espresso Bar is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

2. Elixir Espresso Bar

9.1
4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · University City · 15 tips and reviews

Mike J.Mike Johnson: They have amazing lattes and euro-style crepes which are delicious. You have to try them if you haven't already.

Alana Y.Alana Yarbrough: Ask for a cortado! They make them, even though they are off the menu. Yum!

Tom R.Tom R.: Elixir Espresso Bar is my favorite coffee shop, they have high quality coffee with outstanding staff and not to forget the most delicious crepes in town.

Hawthorn Coffee is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

3. Hawthorn Coffee

9.1
3019 Adams Ave (30th St.), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · North Park · 5 tips and reviews

Michael A.Michael Arestad: I love this place. It has tasty drinks, good food, good music, and some pretty quick wifi.

Roger M.Roger Ma: Great pour overs!

Perriann H.Perriann Hodges: Shake and Boogie is delicious!! But be prepared, it is 4 shots of espresso!!

Cafe Moto is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

4. Cafe Moto

9.1
2619 National Ave (at 26th St), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Central San Diego · 26 tips and reviews

peter g.peter gotfredson: V12 Cold brew, pour over, or a coffee it's all amazing.

CafeMoto R.CafeMoto Roastery: Happy Holidays! Try a Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha, or Pumpkin Spice Latte in the Espresso Bar ... free WiFi!

Jefferson R.Jefferson Riffel: Amazing café in San Diego .... Real amazing!!!

Better Buzz Coffee is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

5. Better Buzz Coffee

9.0
1909 Garnet Ave (at Lamont St), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Pacific Beach · 57 tips and reviews

Corey W.Corey Wolf: Mint Mocha is my one of the favorite I usually come here only for that. It's awesome. also they are the best with their other varieties.I will definitely recommend this to everyone. Nice place.

DenetteDenette: Can be hard to get into this place. Yummy coffee, worth it. I ordered Best Drink Ever on the rocks add shot! Delish

Miss Gemma H.Miss Gemma Hentrich: They give you cute little stickers on your cup. Addicting once you start to collect them.

Better Buzz Coffee: Point Loma is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

6. Better Buzz Coffee: Point Loma

8.9
1480 Rosecrans St (Hugo), Point Loma, CA
Coffee Shop · Roseville - Fleet Ridge · 19 tips and reviews

Liz M.Liz Mack: Delicious coffee! Awesome acai bowl.

Pete A.Pete A.: If you love coffee, get here STAT! THE BEST iced vanilla latte I've ever had. They infuse it with REAL vanilla (not that flavored syrup stuff). Great zucchini bread, breakfast sandwich & service.

Rebecca G.Rebecca Grohowski: Unfortunately, I am now a decaffeinated girl. The decaf Americanos here are delicious. (And that's hard to do!) If you love espresso but not caffeine, this is a good place for you.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

7. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

8.8
2295 Kettner Blvd (at W Juniper St), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Harborview · 27 tips and reviews

Perriann H.Perriann Hodges: Um yes! Open space, fresh air, delicious choices. Have to try the dark chocolate mocha over ice with almond milk.

MeganMegan: The vanilla bean latte is so smooth and flavorful!

Sebastian R.Sebastian Roberts: Single origin pour overs street the main reason I come here. Chuck has a palate made for nuanced light and medium roasts. The cappuccino is excellent as well.

Subterranean Coffee Boutique is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

8. Subterranean Coffee Boutique

8.8
412 University Ave (4th Ave.), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Hillcrest · 6 tips and reviews

Pet S.Pet S: Super friendly service here - the guy at the counter gave us great tips on places to go and see in San Diego. Free WiFi too.

Pedro B.Pedro Baez: Mexican Mocha, just yummy!

Chris I.Chris Ingle: Super friendly barista. Chill coffee shop with lots of power outlets.

Heartwork Coffee Bar is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

9. Heartwork Coffee Bar

8.8
3993 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Hillcrest · 29 tips and reviews

Walter L.Walter L: Just came again for my third time and loved. Espresso and Caps well done and a super friendly staff. Quickly becoming a top 3 fav in SD for me.

Walter L.Walter L: Had an excellent cortado today!

A S.A Swiss: Oat milk cortado is lit!!!

James Coffee Co. is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

10. James Coffee Co.

9.1
2355 India St, San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Little Italy · 39 tips and reviews

Ti W.Ti Wu: It's another serious coffee roaster in San Diego! Great coffee choices including single origin pour-over, cold brew, and espresso with various flavors. Cool and cozy place, operated by nice staffs.

MeganMegan: Espresso with honey and cinnamon is my jawn.

Danil K.Danil Kozyatnikov: Atmosphere is amazing, coffee is pretty good!

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

11. Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

8.7
3794 30th St (North Park Way), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · North Park · 15 tips and reviews

Ti W.Ti Wu: The best nitro cold brew coffee in SD!

Mikahla V.Mikahla Vicino: They have nitro on tap.

Pelin G.Pelin Güvenç Kefel: Small coffee shop with good coffee but the baristas are a little slow...

Krakatoa is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

12. Krakatoa

8.6
1128 25th St (btwn B & C St), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · Golden Hill · 51 tips and reviews

Kate J.Kate Johnstone: Dog friendly! Best lattes in town...so many fun flavors to create a latte that matches your mood. The Colima sammy is amazing, and the cookies are to die for!

Ma B.Ma Belle: The Pomegranate, Blood Orange iced tea.. Yeah, I'm addicted ;)

Donny V.Donny Van Zandt: Have a Wonchi!

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

13. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

9.0
4463 Camino de La Plz, San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · International Gateway of The Americas · No tips or reviews
Starbucks is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

14. Starbucks

8.7
4798 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · North Clairemont · 7 tips and reviews

Susan K.Susan King: Espresso early in the morning! A shot of energy!

Eric A.Eric Abejar: There are still a bunch of newbies training here, but they are getting a little more proficient each visit

Habibo M.Habibo Mo: Best staff ever! Close early though.

Coffee & Tea Collective is one of The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Diego.

15. Coffee & Tea Collective

8.6
2911 El Cajon Blvd (at Kansas St), San Diego, CA
Coffee Shop · North Park · 55 tips and reviews

Kevin P.Kevin Pratt: The cold brew matches beans of Guatemala Los Santos, Acatenango and Colombia Los Pomos, Antioquia. The cup is clean and has a nice body feel of smoky toasted coconut tones.

San Diego Architectural FoundationSan Diego Architectural Foundation: The jury believes the interior space of Coffee & Tea Collective is both simple and clean and that this small, yet well thought out space, is timeless and ripe for duplication.

Jennifer N.Jennifer Newell: Sometimes there's a pop-up pizza operation at this joint. It's worth it!