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Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Bookstore, Café, and Coffee Shop
Marina, San Diego
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8.3/10
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  • Grace D.
    "Get the iced blended mocha!"(2 Tips)
    Alli M.
    "One of the best iced chai lattes I've ever had."(6 Tips)
    Maricar C.
    "I always go here for their ice blended mocha and chai tea latte."(2 Tips)
    Jessica H.
    "great variety of books and cute gifts"(2 Tips)
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  • maria t.
    One of the original cool coffee houses
  • Anton I.
    There are sockets outside
  • Dan R.
    Dan RobertsDecember 25, 2016
    Coffee + books = refuge from conference that you're attending. There's a fun store selling fun things upstairs.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateAugust 7, 2016
    Cute little bookstore amongst the tourist shops.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelMarch 22, 2016
    Love this bookstore/coffee shop. Not too many of these little places left anymore
  • Leslie P.
    Leslie Payró BellDecember 30, 2015
    Carrot cake and books 💕
  • Julie
    JulieDecember 16, 2015
    Mexican hot chocolate is delicious!
  • D. G.
    D. G.October 20, 2015
    my favorite bookstore in SD so far
  • Adnan W.
    Adnan WarsiMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch for your order . The barista can be lazy . Gave me a flat coffee from a thermos for an au-lait
  • Crew
    CrewMay 1, 2015
    Power outlets along the wall. Free Wi-Fi, password written on receipt. Read more
  • Cherie D.
    Cherie De SuesApril 29, 2015
    The atmosphere at the water's edge is fantastic seating nearby is perfect for starting a new novel. Mine of course, so try "Dangerous Curves", by Cherie De Sues Read more
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SzwedaApril 20, 2015
    Coconut cream coffee is amazing. Great staff. Cozy atmosphere.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LuceMarch 28, 2015
    WTF? Every book here is shrink wrapped! This is NOT a real bookstore.
  • Simon O.
    Simon OakesMarch 23, 2015
    Best collection of pins
  • Simon O.
    Simon OakesMarch 23, 2015
    Books, pins and coffee
  • Charley M.
    Charley MazinDecember 9, 2014
    The coffee is great!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BetancourtSeptember 24, 2014
    Coffee and books!
  • Dominic
    DominicSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music and poetry performances
  • Viki
    VikiAugust 15, 2014
    Amazing espresso, nice cookies, nice books, nice music, nice staff, nice atmosphere :)
  • Jerry A.
    Jerry AkrenAugust 11, 2014
    Nice stop!
  • Jerry A.
    Jerry AkrenJune 18, 2014
    Great place!
  • Jillian V.
    Jillian VorceMarch 31, 2014
    I highly recommend the mozzarella, tomato & basil panini. It's fresh & tasty.
  • Carter B.
    Carter Beeeeeee!March 25, 2014
    Four walls and air conditioning. Best I've seen
  • Alli M.
    Alli MDecember 14, 2013
    One of the best iced chai lattes I've ever had. I prefer my chai spicy and this was more subdued but still super creamy and delicious.
  • Pamela G.
    Pamela G.November 20, 2013
    Chocolate cake is AWESOME!!!!! I love the stuff they sell in here. If you need to get a present for someone, THIS is THE place! :)
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HelwigSeptember 28, 2013
    Definitely one of the must sees in Seaport Village! They've got a great variety of books and cute gifts to choose from, and the cafe is amazing!
  • Andrew Y.
    Andrew YSeptember 11, 2013
    Cool spot in Seaport with coffee drinks, books, and other small gifts. Good mix of stuff for different tastes. Can get crowded at times.
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HettingerAugust 22, 2013
    Books, coffee, and water front setting. This place is like a little slice of Heaven.
  • Trixie M.
    Trixie MurrayJuly 8, 2013
    Old and used books were very useful and helpful in this place.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SoromJuly 1, 2013
    Great place fun relaxing a great place for book lovers.
  • Ben P.
    Ben PonetaApril 13, 2013
    Don't get the chai. It tastes like sugared milk.
  • Grace D.
    Grace DeLunaFebruary 20, 2013
    Get the iced blended mocha!
  • Jon A.
    Jon AdamsFebruary 11, 2013
    Grab a cocoa and a book, upstairs tends to be less crowded.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FungOctober 25, 2012
    Love this cozy little place and coffee.
  • John B.
    John BeelerJuly 20, 2012
    Coolest bookstore I've ever been in! Pick up some Oscar Wilde cocktail napkins for that elegant edge at your next social event...
  • Melody B.
    Melody BrotenJune 9, 2012
    The cafe Borgia is delicious!!
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CamachoJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chai tea, gotta have it!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DoanMay 5, 2012
    Make a purchase and grab their wifi code!
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.March 6, 2012
    Perfect place to pass a rainy day with good coffee and a well-chosen inventory of books
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CamachoJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place. Try frozen mocha.
  • Candice D.
    Candice DayoanDecember 3, 2011
    Try the tiramisu!
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYSeptember 5, 2011
    Great place!! Has an antique feel and humble atmosphere.
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DinningJune 25, 2011
    First Tuesday of every month they hold an open reading of a Shakespeare play. So much fun.
  • Seth M.
    Seth MillerMay 29, 2011
    This shops been around for a while. It was my mom and dads first date.
  • Adr13nne M.
    Adr13nne MclaughlinNovember 21, 2010
    Great place to get away from the crazies
  • Maricar C.
    Maricar C.November 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I always go here for their ice blended mocha and chai tea latte.
  • Dezzie H.
    Dezzie H 🌸November 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chai in San Diego!
  • Kristen O.
    Kristen OsorioSeptember 14, 2010
    Books and warm beverages. This place is the best! Great local spot hidden amongst tourist traps.
  • Roberto R.
    Roberto RodriguezAugust 29, 2010
    Always a smallish but very interesting selection of books. Great unique gifts and just a wonderful setting.
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer Van GroveFebruary 28, 2010
    The coffee is worth the wait
  • Suzanne
    SuzanneDecember 4, 2009
    Nestled in amongst the tourist trap of gift stores that is Seaport Village, is one of the best bookstores in San Diego. The selection of unique books and tchotchkes is unparalleled and there is live m Read more
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