Where Do You Grab Your Daily Cup of Joe?

With fall upon us and the days getting shorter, we may need some extra motivation in the mornings. So look no further than our local coffee houses to get a little morning buzz and liquid motivation.

Swell Coffee Company 
Flower HIll Promenade

From the farm to the roaster, to the cup, this artisan coffee roasting company boasts direct trade coffees from farms around the world. Believing the industry is responsible for the success of farmers and personally building direct relationships with those who cultivate and harvest coffee, their roasters work with pride. Customers sip locally and do good globally. The Vanilla Dream (cold brew) can help rev up your morning.

Pappalecco Caffè
Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Pappalecco is committed to bringing the nuances of Italian taste, life, and tradition to America, in a spirit of openness and respect for different cultures. Their ultimate goal is reciprocal enrichment, combining the best of old world tradition and American inquisitiveness and spirit. This “little, Italian corner” goes beyond full-bodied, Italian-roasted coffee with delectable pastries, homemade gelato and gourmet paninis. Their Marocchino is worth a visit.

Zumbar Coffee & Tea 
Camino del Mar adjacent to Zel’s

A boutique coffee roasting company that takes an artisan approach to crafting the finest coffees. Theirs is a responsibility to not only satisfy the community’s coffee habit but to indulge their curiosity as well. Zumbar searches for the best roasting technique or the richest espresso blend ­- and an explanation to boot!

Pinpoint Cafe 
Jimmy Durante Boulevard

Born of the vision of two sisters who found their dream job working in the coffee industry. Dreaming of a place where people could find the best coffee and food options with quality and convenience. They continue to build their brand by putting warmth and personality back into your morning cup of coffee. Give their Mexican Mocha a whirl.

To The North

Lofty Coffee 
Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

A community hub committed to providing superior coffee, artisanal food, and exceptional customer service. They roast their coffee and bake pastries from scratch, working with local producers to source organic ingredients. Healthy, fresh and seasonal plates plus sustainable coffee. May we suggest the Turkish Latte?

Better Buzz 
Highway 101, Encinitas

They believe that ‘Life is Better Buzzed’ and are committed to sourcing CCOF certified organic and sustainable coffee as sourced through the Fair-Trade and Rainforest Alliance, roasting their beans locally. But don’t let all that seriousness fool you, they offer a fun atmosphere with friendly service and have an enviable, rotating menu of exciting drinks beyond your standard cup of joe.

To the South

The Java Shack 
Sorrento Valley Road, Sorrento Valley

A tiny, one-person shack with a heart of gold, known as much for their acai bowls as their coffee. Perfect for a walk-up or drive through on the way to the office since seating is limited, but their coffee is strong and robust, perfect for starting your day.