This coffee purveyor now rivals Starbuck's for bragging rights for the world's most popular coffee. The bright and lively coffeehouse is a central meeting place for both locals and visitors of La Jolla. Outdoor and indoor seating allow a picturesque break from all the local shopping. Bulk sales of coffees and fine teas are available. Fresh-baked pastries and light lunch selections, including sandwiches and soups, are sold here as well.
Only steps away from the famous La Jolla Shore, this establishment is always crowded with locals, ranging from college students to business professionals. An eclectic assortment of tables and chairs is accompanied by lively jazz music playing overhead. In addition, a surprisingly extensive menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular entrees include the Tuna Melt, Shrimp Pasta Salad, and Turkey Lasagna. Meanwhile, dozens of pastries line a glass display case at the order counter. Choose from tarts, cakes, croissants and danish.
The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
Featuring handcrafted brews, tasty entrees and an upbeat atmosphere, this restaurant is popular among locals and tourists alike. Inside, the bar holds a prominent spot, spanning one long wall. Tall tables are accompanied by a black and white decor. An outside patio is also available. The lunchtime menu offers pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. At dinnertime, try one of the house specialties. Creole Chicken Penne Pasta and Lobster Tacos Vera Cruz are both customer favorites. Remember to try a handcrafted lager or ale with your meal.
A chain of sports bars spread across California, Slater's 50/50 is famous for its craft beers and delectable burgers. This particular branch is located at Liberty Station, and is popular among locals and visitors alike. With over 100 craft beers that are locally brewed, this location is perfect for those after-work drinks or weekend with friends. Boneless buffalo chicken strips, Beer cheese fries and Slater's Vampire Dip are some great dishes on their menu. The bar is kid-friendly and hosts regular events to keep its patrons happy and active.
Named after an ancient port city on Sicily’s east coast, Catania offers an assortment of coastal Italian delicacies that are sure to delight your palate. Menu offerings include contemporary Italian dishes like Braised Beef Tongue, Crispy Octopus and Wild Boar Pasta. Complement the meals with draft and bottled brews, wines or Italian sodas. Situated atop La Plaza Center, the restaurant also allows you to enjoy sweeping views over La Jolla Cove while you enjoy the creative delicacies and delectable drinks. If you are craving for inventive Italian food, on a clear evening in the middle of summer, it’s hard to think of a better place to be.
Puesto Mexican Street Food stays true to its name, and serves up tacos, salads, tostadas and the like, with a twist. A combination of fast food and casual dining is what you can expect when you dine in at Puesto. Customers can choose three different gourmet tacos for USD13, selecting from options like the Tamarindo Shrimp, Octopus, Baja Fish, Filet Mignon and Lobster Tacos among others. Patrons can also enjoy a drink from the full service bar, with cold beers, select wines, specialty cocktails and traditional tequila and mezcal available.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxurious waterside restaurant for romantic meals, business dinners and celebrations. Its deck is fully decorated in white and affords an almost magical view of the Pacific. Every night, soulful jazz notes hit the air, as patrons begin their dinner comprising gourmet seafood and steaks. Typical menu items include Roasted Baby Beets and Candied Walnuts, Fillet Medallions, Scottish Salmon and Batterfried Oysters. This restaurant has a good wine program and oenophiles have plenty of choice in pairing the correct dishes and wines. If you wish to host an event here, the restaurant provides the services of a sommelier and an event coordinator.