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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

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Bird Rock, La Jolla
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  • Ozgur U.
    Ozgur Ulku3 weeks ago
    Best coffee I have had in a long while. Even the decaf roast was excellent which is rare. Also try the house blend
  • Scott S.
    Grab a Kalita pour over. A little cleaner than the chemex.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BlazquezFebruary 24
    Very good coffee, muffins and the like in a relaxed atmosphere and great Bird Rock location
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZybkoFebruary 11
    Here in SD for a conference. Trying to find a great coffee and Bird Rock is awesome.
  • Josh N.
    Josh NolanSeptember 25, 2016
    Unique espresso here, very different from what you would expect. Europeans beware
  • David P.
    David ParryAugust 13, 2016
    The whole thing works well
  • Nana
    NanaAugust 8, 2016
    OMG love this place! The best coffee like the million other people said! Trophy wife woh almond milk yum!
  • Linda K.
    Linda KJuly 29, 2016
    Espresso was amazing, been to many places this is by far the best. 👍
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesMay 15, 2016
    Amazing smooth #lattes AND a mini art gallery, yes please!
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SchultzMay 6, 2016
    The lattes are great!
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best latte in San Diego!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithMarch 8, 2016
    What a great hometown roaster. Coffee is amazing!
  • Kristen R.
    Kristen RJanuary 3, 2016
    I come here for beans for my French press or a perfectly made latte or cappuccino to go.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Alemu Kochere, a washed Yirgacheffe (Ethiopia) bean, has a more understated mouth than most Yirgs. The cup has a lime tone in the mouth with subdued acidity on a Chemex filter. Light body; fair aroma.
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy Catalano MohrNovember 15, 2015
    Awesome coffee
  • Roqaia A.
    Roqaia AlahmedSeptember 19, 2015
    They have perfect cortado 👌 the coffee is just perfect ❤️
  • Abi B.
    Abi BockAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Highlight is the open windows and casual outdoor seating.
  • Denette
    DenetteJuly 28, 2015
    Coffee snob heaven!! Love this place! Latte art, open and airy.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiJuly 21, 2015
    Really cool local coffee joint
  • Paulina G.
    Paulina GuerraJune 14, 2015
    Best coffee in town!!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 7, 2015
    The best coffee / espresso in SD. Cappuccino, single origin coffees, the trophy wife (sweeter, still great latte). Grab a seat outside.
  • Katya K.
    Katya KamenevaMay 25, 2015
    Awesome cortado. They also have some kind of coffee testing lab
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuApril 12, 2015
    Super creamy latte made with organic milk
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaApril 8, 2015
    You can never go wrong with their cold brew! Drink it straight with no milk or sugar!
  • D. G.
    D. G.April 3, 2015
    looking to chill, relax and have a coffee? if so this is perfect for you! also cinnamon buns are really good.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AndersonMarch 31, 2015
    Best. Coffee. Ever.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nativa from Guatemala mixed with bits of Jose Jerdana (Columbia) and Finca Linda (Bolivia) was available on cold brew and is light, bright and smooth. The mouth is a distilled mix cherry and lemon.
  • Haley L.
    Haley LewinMarch 15, 2015
    Get a trophy wife latte to go and walk to Calumet Park. Amazing coffee with an amazing view.
  • Natasha L.
    Natasha LoomisFebruary 3, 2015
    What a cute local coffee spot... biked to hear from PB and maybe a latte pit spot. #local #birdrock
  • James Y.
    James YoungJanuary 25, 2015
    Great latte.
  • Ivan 3.
    Ivan 3rdDecember 6, 2014
    Great coffee!
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesNovember 22, 2014
    One of the best coffee shops to buy beans at! A little pricy, but it comes with the quality beans!!
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoNovember 1, 2014
    Perfectly pulled ristretto shot. Their work on the cappuccino was extra proper.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GhaniOctober 3, 2014
    Mocha art!
  • Kimberly Q.
    Kimberly QSeptember 29, 2014
    This. Coffee. Is. Amazing. The latte was perfect and the staff is super friendly! I loved the live music too! Definitely a place to check out!
  • Karina G.
    Karina Garcia LiSeptember 7, 2014
    Iced gold digger with soy -yummy!
  • Yee K.
    Yee KaoSeptember 4, 2014
    Nice their pour over.
  • Liz P.
    Liz PruttingSeptember 2, 2014
    Banana blackberry walnut muffin
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesAugust 23, 2014
    The Trophy Wife!!!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Paul McCabe, chef of T Cooks, eats here on his nights off. He loves the 8oz cappuccino. Read more
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McLeodAugust 19, 2014
    Fantastic cafe that cares a whole lot about their coffee and their people (here and abroad).
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 13, 2014
    Great coffee, right by the beach.
  • Niraj P.
    Niraj PatelAugust 7, 2014
    Great cappuccinos!!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMay 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Black Honeyed beans from El Salvador is true to its name: a dark roast that play on the mouth and the back with semi-sweet chocolate and thick plum. A strong plum finish is brought out by Chemex.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    While the highlight is their dedication to sourcing the best beans in the most ethical of ways, they also have a quaint shop in which to drink it. Read more
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Santa Julia roast is a lively cup with some fruit flavors exciting the middle of the tongue. The hint of dark chocolate in the finish of this bean comes after a clean bite of pineapple cucumber.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattApril 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ulos Batak blend from the Sumatra region is a full-bodied taste of dark spices and earthy flavors. The spices act as the mouth and a slightly bitter aftertaste compliments the spices.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the Chemex preparation of the Ethiopian Guji Zone for a blast of loud, bright, and surprisingly dark grape flavor. The flavor is sharp and comfortably restricted to the middle of the tongue.
  • Jakob S.
    Jakob StecherMarch 19, 2014
    Great chemex pourovers, seasonal beans. Beware: closing early.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Lennette roast from Kenya has a bright syrupy, honey punch from the Chemex preparation. The after tone is a mild citrus drink for your palette.
  • Nathaniel M.
    Nathaniel MuñozJanuary 10, 2014
    Panama Geisha Chemex
  • Oli T.
    Oli TreadwellJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in San Diego
  • Alan B.
    Alan BruceJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blueberry muffin was good. I'm not a coffee drinker but my devoted Starbucks drinker of a wife says the coffee is way better here!
  • Nabil D.
    Nabil DabbaghDecember 17, 2013
    coffee (more specifically cappuccino) are très très bon!
  • Samira D.
    Samira DabbaghDecember 17, 2013
    Delicious hot chocolate with whipped cream!
  • Lina L.
    Lina L.November 4, 2013
    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!
  • madhusudhan s.
    madhusudhan sreedharOctober 28, 2013
    trophy heaven is amazing , its a macademia nut latte!!
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChristmanAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The blackberry banana muffins are great
  • Cyn H.
    Cyn HMay 27, 2013
    Don't buy your beans at the grocery store any more! Buy them here cause they're AMAZING! :)
  • Elke P.
    Elke PattonMay 16, 2013
    Great people watching!
  • Mags T.
    Mags TLMay 16, 2013
    Super friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back for my coffee fix!
  • Alexis L.
    Alexis LalandeMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Trophy wife is heaven ❤☕
  • Mike J.
    Mike JohnsonApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Double 8oz. Latte
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SundbyApril 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Consistently the best coffee I've had in San Diego, and I grew up here!
  • Jesse E.
    Jesse EisnerMarch 19, 2013
    Try the caramel mocha. It's to die for!
  • Matt Y.
    Matt YouensMarch 7, 2013
    I think I'm in love... With a coffee shop. So glad we stopped by here to experience Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Everything we drank & ate was delicious.
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYFebruary 6, 2013
    Get the Viennese if you want something that highlights the coffee and isn't too sweet. Cinnamon & honey dance in your cup!
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJanuary 8, 2013
    Try the Trophy Wife! Coffee as good as Seattle!! Love it here :) Baristas here are awesome too!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LoDecember 30, 2012
    Best coffee shop in SD! It was my first time going and the owner Chuck said hi and good bye to my friend and I. Definitely will visit more when I return to SD!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CaiNovember 17, 2012
    Shoutout to barrista Jonathan Yang
  • Laura F.
    Laura FNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee around!
  • Susan B.
    Susan BSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is amazing! When you order their espresso drinks, you can actually taste the nuttiness of their beans. One of my favorite coffee roasters in San Diego. I can't stop craving their coffee
  • Zak K.
    Zak KingMarch 14, 2012
    Best coffee I've had in San Diego. Direct trade, wonderful cappuccinos. Busy in the morning and closes early. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Virginia C.
    Virginia CheungFebruary 5, 2012
    Check out the awesome bird rock elementary art : )
  • Kelly💕🍓
    Kelly💕🍓January 1, 2012
    The people from The Real World came here!!! I feel famous.
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lest you think that the best roasteria are in Seattle, think again. This place ranks with the best of small batch roasteria in the US.
  • Owatonna W.
    Owatonna WebDecember 26, 2011
    Some of the best coffee in La Jolla
  • Jason S.
    Jason SimpsonOctober 14, 2011
    Coming to the cupping? Remember to RSVP.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RobinsJuly 21, 2011
    The coffee is great, the pastries are home made a d best of all the service is amazing!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 21, 2011
    The Bird Rock café specializes in direct trade and micro-lot coffee—coffee brewed from beans that are harvested from a single, independent farm.
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren ForgioneSeptember 28, 2010
    the best...agree, nice to open a tab and then pop in without your wallet!
  • Alana Y.
    Alana YarbroughMay 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They are known for their perfect lattes and coffees- also their delectable pastries. The 'trophy wife' is great, also their 4 shot caramel lattes with whip. Be sure to check out their walls covered in
  • john r.
    john risserFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best aroma in all the lands. And the coffee is stellar, natch. Organic. Fair trade. Get there early for a Blueberry Cornmeal Scone (from Bread and Cie) on Wed, Fri, or Sat.
  • Timmy P.
    Timmy PickettJanuary 2, 2010
    Every drink here is amazing.
  • C M.
    C MaOctober 16, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    open up an account! put that next latte on your tab.
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