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Lestat's Coffee House

Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Café$$$$
Normal Heights, San Diego
  • This place is famous for their coffee. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Gabriel H.
    "The coffee is great and comedy night has great stand up :) 👍👍"(3 Tips)
    Perriann H.
    "I would go for the 24 hour study hall and the delicious baked goods."(8 Tips)
    Chris T.
    "Great 24 hour coffee shop in SD."(2 Tips)
    "Non-fat chai latte & AWESOME pieces of art."(5 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • good for a late night
  • 24-hour
  • comedy night
  • desserts
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  • Diego R.
    Diego RavagoOctober 25
    Jimmy Milano
  • Diego R.
    Diego RavagoOctober 24
    Spiced Chai Latte
  • Ella E.
    Date night love
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeJune 13
    24 hour coffee shop!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattNovember 29, 2016
    The Hammerhead (cold) has Sumatra beans and the Donut Shop blend as the cold brew with a shot of Magic Noire. Flavor notes range from sweet sunflower seeds and semi sweet chocolate to bitter black tea
  • Marisa
    MarisaAugust 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Interesting characters appear past midnight. Great place to get some work done in the wee hours of the morning.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengAugust 5, 2016
    Open 24 hours! A little stuffy. Staff was a little rude, but whatever. Stay here all day and all night (:
  • Rob S.
    Rob SchwarzJanuary 25, 2016
    Love this place! Reasonable prices for coffee! Great atmosphere!
  • Klement A.
    Klement AinsworthDecember 22, 2015
    24 Hour Coffee: My Dreams of being a zombie may yet come true. And a good crowd to do it with too.
  • Adyn R.
    Adyn RomahnDecember 8, 2015
    Super laid back Coffee House. Good coffee and smoothies.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor L.September 22, 2015
    Prices are expensive, but the sandwiches and coffee are worth it!
  • D. G.
    D. G.August 15, 2015
    24 hour open. Hawaiian Vacation is my favorite for now. It's a bit top hot inside.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KwonJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Dulce leché Yerba matté is great! They make it at perfect temperature and tastes so good that you won't notice that it's not coffee :)
  • Rumor S.
    Rumor SolanineMay 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chair tea, great place to relax, study heaven
  • Kimberly Q.
    Kimberly QJanuary 31, 2015
    Absolutely fell in love with this place. Quirky but very down to earth. Good coffee too and the employees are really cool
  • Ijeoma I.
    Ijeoma IkpeNovember 22, 2014
    Tha iced coffee is amazing especially the Funkey Monkey and the food looks delicious
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviOctober 23, 2014
    I love Lestat's for the atmosphere and the coziness, but the Adams location is better for work - they have real A/C
  • Tami B.
    Tami BaribeauAugust 18, 2014
    Vegan bakery items are good. The baristas are funny.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HernandezAugust 11, 2014
    The coffee is great and comedy night has great stand up :) 👍👍
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 8, 2014
    Cute exterior.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I wouldnt go for the coffee. I would go for the 24 hour study hall and the delicious baked goods.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattJuly 19, 2014
    The dark roasted beans by the name of Wild Cat have a smooth, oily body from the extra roast time. A sweet hazelnut flavor is the primary tone.
  • Denise A.
    Denise AventJuly 15, 2014
    Iced Vietnamese is my favorite drink, just be warned, the regular and the large have the same amount of espresso in it, so the smaller of the two has a bit more of a kick.
  • Albert L.
    Albert LintonJune 24, 2014
    The comedy show was fantastic. The crowd loved the comics. It was a fantastic night all around. I'm so looking forward to playing that room again. Loved every thing about it!
  • Brandie B.
    Brandie BoltonJune 3, 2014
    Yummy spiced chai latte
  • Bander A.
    Bander ArnousMay 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    At Lesta's Coffee Rocks, and Internet Sucks
  • Roger
    RogerFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Black Magic or Thor's Hammer!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FuhrFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own hotspot; perhaps the worst and most unreliable WiFi, ever.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChenJanuary 29, 2014
    They should use reusable mugs :(
  • Ketia D.
    Ketia DavisJanuary 9, 2014
    Fruit tart with a sugar cookie pie crust and the cupcakes with personalities!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodriguezDecember 5, 2013
    Great coffee and definitely has the feel of a great local coffee house. During busy times, like finals week, wifi gets super slow, the only problem I found...
  • Moto L.
    Moto LadyNovember 26, 2013
    Make sure you ask for a frequent buyer account. They give you an electronic card to keep track. Stack 'em up and use 'em at once. Cool stuff!
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan O.October 31, 2013
    Try the Mexican Mocha!
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LaudateOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SilberOctober 10, 2013
    Cheesy bagel is serious business.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SiebergSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan cupcakes!
  • Andrew Y.
    Andrew YSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great vibe, nice staff--a great place to hang out.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PattynamaAugust 28, 2013
    No AC. Small parkin lot in rear. Only coffee, desserts, & quiche. Brownies r hard..cookies r soft. Dog friendly patio out back.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WidmannAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    (Cont) but being scalded for taking my presciption medicine warrants them nothing but an ADA review and suit.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WidmannAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the bald headed loser at late night during the weekdays. They don't allow outside food- I understand they survive off of thier 800 percent markup on beverages and lack luster foods- but (cont)
  • Chris T.
    Chris TJuly 14, 2013
    Great 24 hour coffee shop in SD. Mom and pop joint with comfy seating, nice baristas, and great drinks. I enjoy visiting this place every time I'm in SD.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CrowJuly 10, 2013
    Thor's Hammer will make u pop off real nice like....
  • Priya M.
    Priya MishraJuly 4, 2013
    I drink a lot of coffee, and I am always on the hunt for great coffee shops that deliver the goods. So I heard about a new coffee shop and I decided to give it a shot. One of the best in San Diego..
  • Ranveer S.
    Ranveer SinghJuly 1, 2013
    hi this is my tip for test.
  • mark h.
    mark hoffmanJuly 1, 2013
    this place is goooooooooood, have been going here for a while and will continue to grub down here!
  • Mercy B.
    Mercy BaronMay 19, 2013
    Yummy giant chocolate covered macaroons!
  • April J.
    April JohnsonApril 27, 2013
    Make sure to see Josh Damigo when he's playing... GREAT Show!!!
  • Niki E.
    Niki ElkinsMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Raspberry White Mocha. Do it.
  • Sach T.
    Sach ThuMarch 2, 2013
    Ohhh the different cheesecakes they have...sigh...I'm taking one home of course! Great atmosphere for getting some work done :)
  • Lawrence E.
    Lawrence EdwardFebruary 24, 2013
    Enjoy the eye candy and art.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KwonFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dulce Yerba Matte Leche is good when warm. Also, spinach quiche is great too! However be sure to bring your own wifi hotspot or work without Internet because their wifi is notoriously spotty...
  • Robby I.
    Robby IbrahimDecember 10, 2012
    BYO Internet if you want to get anything done in the evenings during university finals.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to study.... because its not school and Lestats has better coffee.
  • Chester H.
    Chester HOctober 17, 2012
    Lighting is pretty poor, make sure to find tables directly under the light if you are used to working in a well lit environment. Also it's pretty hot on summer nights.
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellOctober 8, 2012
    If this was the 1950's, then this would be a hang-out for beatniks. The coffee drinks are slightly above average. Check their live-music schedule.
  • Phuong T.
    Phuong TriSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They are remodeling right now , it can get pretty loud if you're trying to study.
  • Cris C.
    Cris CampbellSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    People watching is fun here. There are so many different types of people that come through the doors.
  • Gloria Y.
    Gloria YangAugust 15, 2012
    Get Thor's hammer. Ice blended espresso and condensed milk. So good nom
  • Sara V.
    Sara ValdiviaJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Thors Hammer is amazing. Come for the coffee, stay for the free wifi.
  • Mercedes
    MercedesJune 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you give matt a hard time he is the best (:
  • Tip N.
    Tip NetworkJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here kind of early if you want a table with a plug for your laptop. Late nights are filled with students.
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy Geyer IIJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    COMEDY NIGHT!!!!!!
  • Brooke K.
    Brooke KrutschMay 25, 2012
    The chocolate chip cookies are great!!
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica AApril 29, 2012
    Try the vegan lemon bars, yum!
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellMarch 9, 2012
    Not a bad Coffee House, but not one of the 'best'. Still with the entertainment it is closer to the roots of coffee house than most.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MendezFebruary 23, 2012
    Hassle Ryan Goudy. That's my tip.
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah ArvizuFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Loose leaf Chai tea lattes: amazing!
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy ToniattiJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Black tiger gives you wings.
  • Corey O.
    Corey O'BrienDecember 26, 2011
    OPEN on Xmas if you need a coffee fix! Great staff!
  • Akilah D.
    Akilah DavisDecember 9, 2011
    The black tiger coffee is highly caffeinated and tasty. Nutridel almond cookie great healthy vegan friendly snack. Sandwiches AWESOME. And atmosphere a plus. Great people!!!!
  • Bobby's H.
    Bobby's HourNovember 27, 2011
    I'm in Nashville, now, but I played at LeStat's in 2002CowboySlim
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy ToniattiNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Black Tiger... Gives you wings.
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NguyenNovember 3, 2011
    yerbe matte leche latte
  • A Claire S.
    A Claire SlatteryOctober 30, 2011
    Give Tim a high five.
  • Hemang
    HemangOctober 23, 2011
    Yummy coffee!
  • Sebastian A.
    Sebastian AlberdiAugust 27, 2011
    The Thor's Hammer is like a blended Flying Nun.
  • Karcha B.
    Karcha BAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try huehuetenango coffee. Best tasting coffee I've ever had
  • John P.
    John PhelpsJuly 31, 2011
    Lestat's - What $tarbuck$ WISHES it could be!
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WardwellJuly 25, 2011
    You can find me sippin' coffee outside with Hannah the Dog!
  • Queena D.
    Queena DescheneJuly 25, 2011
    Avoid late night calories with their simply nomilicious and filling creamy cobb salad.
  • caitria c.
    caitria coganJune 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Late at night is always best, hence posting this at 2:05am.
  • Janette G.
    Janette GomezMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, great ambiance. A San Diego gem.
  • Carrie T.
    Carrie TaylorApril 10, 2011
    Co-owner is rude, apparently doesn't like any sounds louder than a cricket. Perhaps he should get a door on his office...
  • melissa t.
    melissa taFebruary 21, 2011
    Cool environment to get work done but lots of smokers. :( my lungs were dying.
  • Logan B.
    Logan BFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The drink Thor.... Help me stay up countless nts to finish my iPhone game apps I created! But only drink if you want to stay up Solomon night lol
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Non-fat chai latte & AWESOME pieces of art. Heck-to-the-yeah!! The Vietnamese coffee will keep you up if you're planning to people watch for a while.
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SheltonDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best chai latte in sd. Ryan and the other guys are always helpful!
  • SoundDiego Blog
    SoundDiego BlogNovember 5, 2010
    Be sure to get your share of free wi-fi while you wait for the show (via
  • Hayley S.
    Hayley SargentNovember 3, 2010
    spinach quiche is to die for.
  • Megan B.
    Megan BriedensteinOctober 29, 2010
    Monday night open mic, artic squirrel (iced hazelnut latte), and white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. Great way to enjoy Monday night.
  • Gaaron V.
    Gaaron VarnerOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Back Patio is pretty cool
  • Christian S.
    Christian SpicerSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesday nights check out Lestat's Comedy Night. 9pm, free, all ages. Comics from Comedy Central, Tonight Show, HBO. Best weekly comedy show in SD, just saying.
  • joseph b.
    joseph butlerSeptember 22, 2010
    i tried one of the sdandwhiches and they were bomb but i usally order the soda. its cheap and it lets me stay in all night when i am on my roll where i cant sleep
  • joseph b.
    joseph butlerSeptember 18, 2010
    the sandwhiches are nice as well as the cheesecake brownies
  • Ashley
    AshleySeptember 6, 2010
    Best place on Adams
  • Jordan J.
    Jordan JacobsJune 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The SMARTEST and most down to earth girls in San Diego come here!!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DoeringMay 19, 2010
    The cheesecake brownies are awesome. Also, they're open 24 hrs. Definite bonus.
  • Kathryn G.
    Kathryn GMay 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best coffee house music venue in San Diego. Lou is the best sound guy out there. Also the oatmeal cookies are the bomb!
  • Paul S.
    Paul StevensApril 23, 2010
    Go there on a Sunday and ask the people in the Yellow shirts to buy you a coffee. They will!
  • Resa T.
    Resa ThiryMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    go to Lestat's Coffee House, really cool people here, teas are good and fresh, open 24 hours
  • Joanne A.
    Joanne AarstolMarch 11, 2010
    Just a great coffee house. Big, never crowded, free wifi, awesome couches. Huge house coffee selection.
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiFebruary 4, 2010
    Wow what a great place! In quirky Normal Heights (San Diego's Berkeley). Open 24 hours, the have Espresso Breve!
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DouillardDecember 23, 2009
    Comedy every Tuesday night. Quality entertainment for free!
  • Torrey N.
    Torrey NommesenSeptember 21, 2009
    Check out the new annex and the awesome art on display.
  • Christiane ..
    Christiane .August 27, 2009
    People watching (while you're pretending to be engrossed in your laptop) in the late night hours
  • Sharee M.
    Sharee MartinApril 30, 2015
    dulce de Yerba matte!! addicted!
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