As the second largest city in the state of California, San Diego is very popular with international and domestic tourists alike. This fantastic city can be found on the west coast of the United States, southern California, and is within a stone’s throw of the Mexican border. According to American historians, San Diego is the birthplace of California, and it’s residents benefit from mid to high temperatures all year round. With a natural deep-water harbour too, the city also has an abundance of marine life, as well as miles of beautiful beaches.
The Europeans first stumbled upon San Diego in 1542, and it was here that they were first introduced to the city’s original inhabitants, the Kumeyaay people. The first European settlement was established in 1769, 200 years after Spain claimed the entire area. After becoming part of New Mexico in 1821, it then was officially recognised as part of the United States of America in 1850, and has remained a cultural epicentre of Hispanic and Western culture ever since.
San Diego owes much of its tourism to its hospitable climate, as well as a number of famous attractions, like Belmont amusement park, the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and its fantastic beaches. Throughout the city, the heritage of neighbouring Mexico is reflected across a number of monuments and historic sites, and there are a number of festivals that happen here each year to pay tribute to Mexican history.
In 2009 alone, over 30 million people visited San Diego, domestically and internationally, not only to experience some of the wonderful sites and entertainment the city has to offer, but also to try out the infamous selection of coffee houses. San Diego has a reputation for great coffee, and coffee shop owners go to great lengths to make sure this reputation remains intact all throughout the year. Let’s take a look at some of the best coffee houses in San Diego.
With roots stemming all the way back to the early 1950s, Café Moto is one of the oldest coffee joins in the city. The owners of this establishment are coffee drinkers first, and businessmen second, meaning quality and care is blended into every cup. This is a must visit coffee house if you’re ever travelling through San Diego, so always remember to check USA flights to ensure you get the best deal to this spectacular city.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Roast Magazine named this coffee house the 2012 Micro Roaster of the year, so that means the coffee must be pretty good! Situated on the beach side, the Bird Rock Caffee Roasters is an independent and speciality coffee store, that advocates fair trade for coffee bean farmers and has placed San Diego on the coffee world map.
This coffee house opened more than 15 years ago, and it has a loyal base of customers that swear by its aroma. Caffé Calabria helped to build most of the foundations that make San Diego a hub for great coffee, and it offers a selection of blends to cater for every type of Californian.