Finding Espresso in San Diego

Espresso and Cappuccino at Spill the Beans in San Diego
Espresso and Cappuccino at Spill the Beans in San Diego (courtesy photo)

Finding Espresso in San Diego has never been easier! Celebrate National Espresso Day on November 23rd with the most inspired coffee drinks around. Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions!

Start your morning on a sweet note with an unforgettable specialty latte! From Salted Caramel to Oreo Cookie, Dirty Chai Tea and Mexican Mocha, Breakfast Republic offers many ways to espresso yourself. Die-hard coffee enthusiasts, you will not be let down by the Cocky 12. This high-caffeine drink contains 12-hour cold brew served over coffee ice cubes. Gone are the days of watered down last sips! While you’re there, check out the iconic egg shaped chairs for an Insta-worthy pic of you and your tasty morning brew.

You can’t go wrong with any house favorite from Spill the Beans, whether you’re livin’ La Vida Mocha with a blend of decadent chocolate, espresso, milk, and house-made chocolate whipped cream, or checking out the  Basic Sitch of caramel, vanilla, espresso and milk. For an innovative spin on a well-loved classic try the Blondie Mocha, a mix of white chocolate, brown sugar-macadamia syrup, orgeat, espresso and milk. Or, take your latte to the next level with the Cinna-Bee, a soothing combination of honey, house-made cinnamon simple syrup, espresso and milk.

Overwhelmed by all of the ways to enjoy espresso? Fig Tree Cafe has a first-rate solution. Treat yourself to the Caffeine Sampler composed of a 4-oz. Latte, 4-oz. Mocha, and 4-oz. Mexican Mocha for a variety of bold and sweet flavors! With locations in Hillcrest, Pacific Beach and Liberty Station, Fig Tree Cafe does a fantastic job of channeling neighborhood charm into a delicious experience for the whole family.

For a morning even your pets can enjoy, check out Park 101’s fun-filled patios and decks. Soak in the view from the Tamarack deck with a handful of homemade donuts and the Park House Brew.  Or, live it up with freshly baked cookies and a Vanilla Nitro Latte between games on the grass. Either way, the good times are guaranteed to be as rich as the espresso in your cup!

Embark on a brew-tiful adventure at the Lazy Hippo, located in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. For a modern take on traditional coffee that is as quirky as the whimsical cafe that serves it, try the Nutella Cafe con Leche. With espresso flavors, fresh milk and hints of decadent chocolate-hazelnut, this drink is the ideal treat to lure anyone out of bed post-Thanksgiving.

If you know you’re one of the many who will be struggling to wake up on November 23rd, plan ahead. Map out your espresso journey through San Diego, and just brew it!