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Searching for the best cafe in San Diego? There are plenty of places to choose from for your morning java, a cup of tea, or a breakfast pastry. Just off Market Street, you’ll discover an oasis of charming coffee houses, cafes, tea shops, and more. Whether you need caffeine in a hurry or you plan to enjoy some leisure, the ambiance of each cafe is welcoming and warm.

Enjoy tea to go or coffee delivery for the whole office. Treat your little one to a hot chocolate and a walk around Children’s Park. Meet your date for an afternoon latte this weekend. There are plenty of ways to appreciate the craft coffee, tea, and cafe offerings of the area. You can even enjoy a breakfast or lunch sandwich from most local cafes.

Don’t miss out on unique offerings such as Hawaiian coffee, Italian coffee houses, French bakeshops, and authentic Japanese tea shops. You’ll find all these time-tested experiences nestled within the heart of the city. Taste the difference between drip coffee and tea bags when you try freshly roasted coffee beans and real loose leaf tea. Your little cup of happiness is just one search away.

Must-try cafés in San Diego

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Draft Coffee

3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego

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Nomadic Pizza Trolley - 8655 Production Avenue


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Better Buzz - PB East

1909 Garnet Ave., San Diego

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Better Buzz - Fashion Valley

7007 Friars Rd., San Diego

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Better Buzz - Mission Beach

3745 Mission Blvd., San Diego

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