What’s up, Chrissettes?!
Are you ready for another mouth-watering foodie post?
Last week, I shared with you how I often end up going to a ton of cool coffeehouses because of the type of work I do, which you can read all about here.
To make a long story short, or in this case, a blog post, my social media work and maintaining the blog takes me, my trusty laptop, as well as my tastebuds to new offices extremely often.
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- 5 Things I Learned at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
Instead of the usual review
that should have probably been on Yelp, today’s post is a collection of the best coffee places I’ve been to in San Diego as of now and why you should give them a try.
In addition, I’ll be doing this more often in the future so be sure to check back every once in a while. 😉
In no particular order, let’s get started!
Communal Coffee, North Park
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may already know that I’ve already posted quite a few photos of this photogenic place, and there’s a good reason why: I’m absolutely in LOVE with everything!
Not only is this one of my favorite places in the whole entire world, the food and drink are AMAZING! I highly recommend giving their avocado toast a try ($6.00) with a touch of prosciutto for just an extra 50 cents. As for coffee, I’m always down for anything rose or lavender flavored like their Iced Lavender Honey Latte.
Plus, there’s also a fantastic flower shop that has the best flowers ever as well gift shop inside filled with local goods like stationary to handmade bags.
Pricing: it’s fairly moderate, meaning that your wallet won’t hate you.
Better Buzz Coffee, Encinitas
I’ve only been to this chain once (they have locations all over San Diego) since it’s a bit too far from where I live, but it left a lasting impression on me.
Just like Communal, this place is pretty much asking you to take a cute photo and post it on the gram cuz aesthetic. Heck, that’s what I pretty much did aside from eat, haha.
What makes this place a little different is the plating. Instead of regular, white plates, the 3 Seed Avocado toast I ordered came on a wooden little paddle instead. A little hipster-ish, but it was still pretty darn adorable.
As for the drink, it’s not on the menu for some reason, but it was a lavender iced coffee
I wasn’t kidding about my obsession with floral flavored drinks, and it tasted amazing!
Pricing: it’s not very expensive here either, which is pretty awesome.
Sweet Bar Cafe, National City
Having once lived in Rancho Cucamonga before, I will always have a soft spot for Filipino boba shops, and this one is no exception.
What’s so funny is that I accidentally discovered this place when my boyfriend and I missed out on getting some ice cream and waffles at the annual Balboa Park food truck event.
The power of Yelp, everyone
But ever since I discovered it, it’s automatically become one of my favorite places to eat and grab their iced coffee. And like most boba places, it does cost a little extra for boba, but let me tell you right now that it’s worth it.
I’ve been tasting boba (and have even made my own) for as long as I can remember
that’s how I got my first cavity but that’s for another time, but Sweet Bar’s tops the cake.
It literally tastes like honey- it’s sweet and fun to chew on.
My boyfriend was anti-boba until he tried their honey boba, and just like that, he converted.
Although it’s fairly new in comparison to the ones I’ve mentioned so far, this is one place you need to try at least once, even if you don’t grab a drink. They have an incredible desserts menu, my favorite being a coffee gelato waffle sandwich.
Taste: 4.5 for the drinks & a 5/5 for the food
The Nest on Third, Chula Vista
Last but not least is the Nest on Third. I’ve only been here around 3-4 times, but I’ve loved coming here every single time.
Located in the heart of Downtown Chula Vista, the building may seem small, but it has a whole lotta personality. I’m a little disappointed in myself for not taking a ton of photos here, but it’s definitely one-of-a-kind.
Instead of your typical looking coffee shop, you’re surrounded by vivid works of art on the walls created by local artists and a nifty dried flower chandelier of sorts.
But I have to say, my favorite part about this place are their mocha frappes. Not only is it not as watered down as the occasional Starbucks frappe
I still love you, though, it’s so, so, so good! It’s exactly what a mocha frappe should taste like, and I’m so glad I’ve tried it.