best coffee shops in del mar

Best Coffee Shops In Del Mar | Top 10 Places To Visit

Del Mar had a more surprising coffee culture than most cities in the United States. I was amazed at the number of coffee shops in the area serving quality coffee and well-prepared pastries. If you are visiting Del Mar, you’ll have a hard time finding a coffee shop to patronize but after reading this article, this won’t be an experience. In this article, I have reviewed 10 of the best coffee shops in Del Mar that maintain a lovely atmosphere and serve good coffee. 

10 Best Coffee Shops In Del Mar California

  1. Liquid Bean Cafe
  2. Little Joy 
  4. Cargo Cafe – Paseo Del Mar
  5. Zumbar Coffee & Tea
  6. Cafe Pascale
  7. Achilles Coffee Solana Beach
  8. Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
  9. Claire’s on Cedros
  10. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters – Torrey Pines

Liquid Bean Cafe

Liquid Bean Cafe is located at the heart of Del Mar and it has a garden close to it. The whole setup makes Liquid Bean Cafe an enchanted space, beautiful, and relaxing. The owner is Brazilian and it adds to the excellence of the food options and coffee blends sold at Liquid Bean Cafe. 

Location: 2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 2pm; Saturday from 7:30am to 1pm; Sunday from 8am to 1pm

Website: Liquid Bean Cafe 

Phone: (619) 519-3863

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

Little Joy 

Little Joy is a third-wave coffee shop. The interior is completely modern as it is one of the new coffee shops in Del Mar. One of the many things that makes Little Joy unique is its oat milk latte. I also loved the vanilla latte. In fact, Little Joy is a hub for chai and latte and I can guarantee no one makes it better than them. 

Location: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Working Hours: Monday from 7:30am to 11am; Tuesday to Friday from 7:30am to 2pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 1pm

Website: littlejoydelmar 

Social Media: Instagram 


The locals recommend CAFÉ LaTERRE as the best place to go for coffee in Del Mar. When I visited, I noticed that they have a specialty for matcha. It feels as though most of the coffee shops in the area make use of sugar in making matcha but CAFÉ LaTERRE seems to make it in a different way that preserves the taste of matcha as it should be. Located near a CVS building, CAFÉ LaTERRE’s pastries are fairly priced and made to complement the amazing coffee sold there. 

Location: 315 Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Working Hours: Sunday and Monday from 8am to 3pm; Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm

Website: CAFE LaTERRE 

Social Media: Instagram 

Cargo Cafe – Paseo Del Mar

This is the ideal spot for breakfast and lunch. Although small, Cargo Cafe – Paseo Del Mar has a good selection of breakfast pastries and lunch meal options. There is a dedicated space for salads and this is a good place to start for vegans. You can try their chicken sandwich which is not only delicious but good for coffee. 

Location:12265 El Camino Real suite 120, San Diego, CA 92130

Working Hours: Monday from Friday 7:30am to 2pm

Website: Cargo Cafe 

Phone: (858) 210-2474

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

Zumbar Coffee & Tea

The smell of coffee beans from Zumbar Coffee & Tea is overwhelming and inviting. Zumbar Coffee & Tea makes some of the freshest coffee. I think this is normal with coffee shops that are roasteries too but Zumbar seems to take it to another level. Another thing that makes Zumbar Coffee & Tea a special one is their French press. 

Location: 10920 Roselle St, San Diego, CA 92121

Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 4pm; Saturday from 7:30am to 1:30pm


Phone: (858) 622-0000

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Cafe Pascale

Cafe Pascale

Cafe Pascale is situated in a beautiful landscape. You will need to walk through the Hacienda courtyard to get to the coffee shop. The general scenery at Cafe Pascale is serene and relaxing. For food, the menu at Cafe Pascale includes breakfast and lunch options from pastries to salads, wraps, sandwiches and quesadillas among other things. 

Location: Located in the back parking lot, 12625 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 3pm; Friday from 8am to 2:30pm

Website: Cafe pascale 

Phone: (858) 888-3002

Social Media: Instagram

Achilles Coffee Solana Beach

Achilles Coffee Solana Beach was specially established to provide breakfast options for people. You would find a lot of breakfast options on their menu and a wide variety of coffee blends. What are you waiting for? Visit Achilles Coffee to get a light breakfast to start your day or a hearty brunch before they close. I love that you could also get some specialty products like the Achilles Scramble and other pastries that are quite delightful. 

Location: 437 Hwy 101 Suite 501, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Working Hours: Everyday from 7am to 2pm

Website: Achilles Coffee Roasters 

Phone: (858) 314-8513

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram 

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

Doughnuts and coffee are the main offerings at this coffee shop. Their doughnut is reckoned as the world’s freshest doughnut and it is not far from the truth. In all of the United States, I’d rank Sidecar Doughnuts as the top five best doughnuts! There’s no better pastry to go with the amazing coffee served at Sidecar. You should try! There are other options on the menu that are worth trying. 

Location: 3435 Del Mar Heights Rd d7, San Diego, CA 92130

Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 6:30am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday from 6:30am to 8pm

Website: Sidecar Doughnuts 

Phone: (858) 847-2019 

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros has a cool and relaxing atmosphere inside and at the outdoor patio. With a decent seating space, the coffee shop is highly recommended as a space to hangout with friends and family. They’ve got a range of breakfast and lunch options which are made fresh and with quality ingredients. 

Location: 246 N Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday from 7am to 2:30pm; Friday to Sunday from 7am to 3pm


Phone: (858) 259-8597

Social Media: Instagram 

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters – Torrey Pines

Aside from the coffee and food that is Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, I feel the outdoor patio at this coffee shop is the best in Del Mar and California. The outdoor patio overlooks the bay/estuary area off Torrey Pines. It is a beautiful scenery and I’d recommend this place for anyone who wants to relax and unwind. 

Location: 2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Working Hours: Everyday from 7am to 6pm

Website: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters 

Phone: (760) 269-8799

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


Is Bird Rock Coffee Roasters dog-friendly?

Yes. The Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a dog-friendly coffee shop. You can visit the cafe with your furry friend and enjoy a cup of joe together. 

Which cafes serve vegan options in Del Mar?

The following are some of the coffee shops with vegan options in Del Mar:, Beside Balcony, Nice Cream, and Americana Restaurant

Is there an Italian cafe in Del Mar?

Yes. You can find a couple of coffee shops with Italian-themed foods, coffee, and pastries. Some notable recommendations include Il Fornaio Del Mar, Sbicca, Kini Koffee, Terra Coffee, and CENT’ANNI CAFE. 


Del Mar may not be like your regular coffee city but they’ve got everything you would want when it comes to taking coffee. From coffee shops with a relaxing outdoor patio to vegan options, light bites, pastries, and much more, there is somewhere for everyone who loves coffee in Del Mar.

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