[Recommend] Holy Matcha

North Park in southern San Diego has become known as the hipster foodie paradise, with cute new shops and restaurants springing up throughout the past few years. These places often provide unique backdrops for photographs, inviting artistic Instagram users to come and snap some truly adorable pictures to decorate their feeds with. One such cafe…

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[Recommend] Love To Go

Somewhere on a gorgeous street filled with historic character, a tiny, unassuming cafe lies hidden. Upon entering the little space, this cafe doesn’t look like much. A single smiling barista waits behind the counter to take your expensive order. After about twenty minutes, you receive your latte: a hand-crafted, unique 3-D artwork miraculously created from…

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[Highly Recommend] Communal Coffee

In recent years, new and hip coffee shops have sprung up everywhere in San Diego. Well, everywhere except our neighborhood, apparently..but anyways.. Discovering new coffee places is always an interesting experience, especially as most try to have some unique trait that sets them apart from all the others. However, it seems to me that Communal…

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[Recommend] City Heights Coffee House

Coffee shops have become an integral part of many people’s lives. They’re places to meet, hang out, and have deep conversations. In San Diego, there seems to be an over-abundance of cafes to choose from, often leading to decision-paralysis [at least for me]. Among these, City Heights Coffee House has risen as an organization committed not…

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Bernardo Winery | San Diego

Even after living in Rancho Bernardo for most of my childhood, I never discovered this secret place until after I moved away. Hidden amidst a quiet residential neighborhood, Bernardo Winery stands as one family’s historic monument to the test of time. Since 1889, the winery has endured through three generations, still resplendent with old world…

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[Don’t Recommend] Cafe Bassam

Imagine Indiana Jones designing a coffee shop. The result would be Cafe Bassam: an intimate setting [literally, with tables bunched together so closely that maneuvering through them is a challenge in itself] with random antique clocks, rifles, and other vintage trinkets on the walls. On one side, rows of tea line the window. On the other,…

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