Who’s ready to snuggle up with a warm cup of joe this fall? We all know that coffee is a parent’s best friend, but did you know San Diego is home to a whole slew of amazing local coffee houses to fill up on some seriously delicious brew? These places turn making coffee into an art form––from where they source the beans to how they are roasted and made into your perfect drink. Since bringing the kiddos along to get your caffeine fix is how we all roll, we’ve found 7 spots that welcome little sleep deprivers to their warm, family-minded environments. Read on for where to order up your next double latte.

Communal Coffee

Centrally located in North Park at the corner of Texas and University, Communal Coffee offers coffee, flowers, gifts and a community-minded, inclusive atmosphere. A true coffee-junkie’s haven, this unique bean house proudly serves up San Francisco’s acclaimed Sight Glass Coffee as well as breakfast and lunch favorites. The onsite flower shop by Native Poppy will bring a little sunshine to your day. Snag a bouquet of wild blooms for home or snap a few photos for your Instagram feed. Because let’s face it: Coffee + Flowers = Instagram love. Check out Communal Kids by Seed & Song offering music, dance, stories, snacks and drinks for wee ones. Communal Kids happens onsite at 9 a.m. every other Friday.

Insider’s Tip: We recommend the Honey Lavender Latte and the Avocado Toast. For the littles, try the Iced Creamsicle drink and the Chia Pudding.

2335 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92104
Online: communalcoffee.com

photo: Elizabeth Silva


featured photo: Hawthorn Coffee

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—Elizabeth Silva