Reenergize Throughout the Week With This Local Coffee Shop Owner’s Go-To Spots in San Diego Locale Magazine Editors May 17, 2019 Spread the loveGenteel Coffee Co’s Owner Has Bean There, Done That Photographed By: Gabi Nehring Go-To Spots in San Diego Photography By: Gabi Nehring Expert: Justin Esselstrom Credentials: Owner Operator and Founder, Genteel Coffee Co Genteel Coffee Co 403 13th St San Diego, CA 92101 619.786.6142 Go-To Spots in San Diego Monday | Snooze Go-To Spots in San Diego Photo By: Valerie Kon Photo By: Valerie Kon I like to start my week out with a hearty breakfast at Snooze, and since it’s a weekday the wait is much more manageable. Their eggs Benedict options are amazing, but don’t forget to ask about their off-menu pancakes. You won’t regret it. Tuesday | El Paisa View this post on Instagram A post shared by A.T (@_t1lley) on Feb 26, 2019 at 4:59pm PST El Paisa is the perfect midweek hangout. It has a good atmosphere and even better authentic Mexican food. My favorite is the Shrimp Burrito coupled with an icy margarita. Wednesday | Wailua & Tony’s Cocktail Lounge Go-To Spots in San Diego View this post on Instagram Sunniest Sunday ☀️ Re-stock of Strawberry & Azuki Bean 🤙🏼 come by after da beach! Gonna be a nice day 🌈 #wailuashaveice #shaveice #kauai #teamshaveice #kapaa #hawaii A post shared by 🌈 Wailua Shave Ice (@wailuashaveice) on May 5, 2019 at 10:43am PDT After work, my girlfriends and I like to cruise over to Wailua in Ocean Beach, grab a mango goji bowl and explore the farmers market. Sometimes we’ll even pop in for a game of pool at Tony’s Cocktail Lounge. Thursday | Amplified Ale Works View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amplified Ale Works (@amplifiedales) on May 12, 2019 at 10:33am PDT I like to support neighboring businesses so I’ve really been enjoying Amplified Ale Works’ new location in East Village. They have one of the best happy hours in downtown, and you don’t want to pass on the Doner Fries—they are fire. Friday | Lancers I’m a sucker for dive bars, and University Heights is home to one of the best. Lancers has an eclectic crowd, a mean whiskey ginger and a number of bar games that will easily fill up your evening. Saturday | Mutual Friend View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mutual Friend Ice Cream (@mutualfriendicecream) on Apr 20, 2019 at 1:22pm PDT I love ice cream, but many years back I developed an allergy to lactose. After going years without good ice cream, Mutual Friends has been such a joy. They have a rotating menu and a good variety of vegan options, too. Sunday | Revolution Coffee Roasters View this post on Instagram A post shared by Revolution Coffee Roasters (@revolution_coffee) on Feb 22, 2019 at 11:52am PST Sunday rides on my Harley usually take me up PCH to Oceanside, where I grab an almond milk cortado at Revolution Coffee Roasters. Their almond milk is incredible—making the drive up the coast always worthwhile.