7 Coffee Joints Near University Heights for Your Morning Jolt

Grab One of These Local Cups of Coffee to Get You Up and Moving

Written By: Justine McGrath
Photographed By: Bhadri Kubendran best University Heights coffee

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Order This: Cappuccino With Animal Crackers

Scrimshaw Coffee’s motto, “Waste time together,” embodies the café’s friendly, laid back vibe. Whether you’re catching up with old friends or working on a deadline, you’ll find a variety of beverages that suit your mood. When in doubt, order Scrimshaw’s classic latte—a timeless espresso drink with an enchanting twist. Featuring an aromatic blend of South American coffee (roasted by San Diego fan favorite Dark Horse Coffee Roasters), creamy milk and served with animal crackers, the latte at Scrimshaw quickly becomes more than a beverage; it’s a delightful café experience that’s even better when shared with friends.

Scrimshaw Coffee
5542 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115


Order This: Cappuccino

Coffee & Tea Collective
2911 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104


Order This: Supertonic


Hawthorn Coffee
3019 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

Order This: Mystic Mocha


Mystic Mocha
2105 Mission Ave
San Diego, CA 92116


Order This: Ginger Honey Latte

Meráki Cafe
1735 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116


Order This: Cold Brew

Lestat’s on Park
4496 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116


Order This: Coco-Mocho-Nut


Grinds & Vine Coffee Bar
2419 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

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Justine McGrath is a freelance writer who was born and raised in San Diego. While Southern California will always be her home base, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. When she's not posted up behind her laptop or somewhere across the globe, you can find her hunting for the latest and greatest restaurants in San Diego, attending yoga classes, and drinking more caffeine than is probably healthy.


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