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San Diego coffee houses to help kickstart your day

Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 18:13:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Coffee is commonly a quick go-to to begin the day, but some places relish the process of slowly crafting the beverage to enjoy while sitting around a table.

San Diego has no shortage of shops ready to put together a strong and tasty cup of coffee.

Specialty lattes, unique coffee roasts, and refreshing brews are just some of the guaranteed drinks you'll find around town.

Lofty Coffee & Bakery (Locations in Solana Beach, Encinitas, Little Italy): Lofty Coffee roasts its own beans and crafts pastries from scratch at hubs along San Diego's coastal communities.

Jennings House Cafe: One of San Diego's oldest coffee brands, Jennings House Cafe serves up Cura Coffee and delicious breakfast dishes in a historic landmark home dating back to 1886.

The WestBean Coffee Roasters (Locations in downtown, Liberty Station, Bankers Hill): WestBean sources its own beans, churning out some delicious espressos and refreshing cold brews.

James Coffee Co. (Locations in Little Italy, Bankers Hill, downtown, Columbia): James Coffee Co. puts together your traditional brews plus some delicious specialty drinks with honey cinnamon, Mexican mocha, or coffee soda.

Philz Coffee (Locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas): The Bay Area brings specialty beans — 28 types of beans, in fact — involving a variety of flavors like grapefruit, Cherry, maple, and others.

Refill: Refill packs its java house with all the needed brews: Mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, and some delicious cold brew concoctions and crepes.

Modern Times: In Modern Times' Lomaland Fermentorium, the brewery roasts its own beans in a modest roaster beside taps of its brews. And of course, so of those beans have crossed over to combine barrel-aged beans.

Heartwork: San Diegans have long been fans of Heartwork's brews using James Coffee Co. and Dark Horse roasted beans.

Moniker Coffee Co.: A variety of small-batch coffee from local producers and some out-of-town roasters can be found at Moniker's Liberty Station stop.

Communal Coffee (Locations in South Park, North Park): Grab a cup of coffee and flowers on the side! Communal Coffee, which serves Sightglass Coffee from San Francisco. Expect some creative drinks like rose vanilla, taro, and sea salt and caramel coffees.