Touted as a healing elixir ever since it was first brewed in
Manchuria 2,200 years ago, kombucha is all the rage. Not
only does this fermented, effervescent tea contain probiotics
that aid the digestive system, it comes in delicious flavors
all over town.
At this pour-your-own watering
hole in Pacific Beach, Carlsbad and
Oceanside, imbibers get wristbands
and can sample craft beers and
different flavors of kombucha, like
Red Basil or Amazon Acai.
This wildly designed breakfast haven
(think hard-boiled egg pod chairs,
greenery walls and indoor Airstreams)
is known for its s’mores French toast
and Oreo pancakes, but also has a
stellar beverage menu. The Ocean
Beach location sports 10 kombucha
flavors on tap, available in taster
flights of four. Also in Encinitas,
North Park, Liberty Station, East
Village, and Ocean Beach.
BETTER BUZZ COFFEE
If you’ve had enough caffeine, opt for
their robust on-tap kombuchas like
lavender lemonade, paired with avocado
toast or a tasty fruit bowl. Locations in
Pacific Beach, San Marcos, Encinitas,
Point Loma and Fashion Valley.
This bohemian-chic, walk-up eatery in
Del Mar offers blueberry tart and pear
chai kombucha daily, a fitting refresher
to pair with their healthy cuisine.
This farm-to-fork eatery in
Mission Hills serves up tasty, boozy
kombucha elixirs like mules or
mojitos with rum, lime, mint and ginger.
Craft coffee culture
is brewing all over
This friendly, low-fi La Jolla
café brews seasonally rotating
farm-to-cup fair trade organic
coffees from around the globe.
Sister outposts in Little Italy
and Linda Vista.
Barrio Logan’s certified
LOFTY COFFEE CO.
organic coffee hub has a Q
Grader master roaster—think
sommelier of coffee—and a
program for at-risk locals to
become certified workers
in the coffee industry.
This specialty roaster’s craft
coffee can be found in their
Little Italy, Solana Beach
and Encinitas cafés. Scratch
pastries and healthy eats, too.