A Guide to Mira Mesa Coffee Shops
Better Buzz Coffee
Near and dear to the heart of the neighborhood, Better Buzz is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in Mira Mesa, given its black and white honeycomb tile floors, wood panel ceiling, soft pink accents, chic furnishings, iconic neon signage reading “Life’s Better Buzzed,” efficient drive-through, and tantalizing aroma of house-roasted java. The attention to detail that has gone into designing this adorable abode with a delightful balance of charm and utility makes it an easy go-to for daytime meetings with colleagues, long overdue coffee dates, and solo study sessions.
Jaunt Coffee Roasters
If you truly love and appreciate the art of java, search no further than Jaunt, which has been a center for coffee culture in the area since 2018 and is passionate about intentionally roasting the world’s finest, ethically sourced beans on-site. In addition to flavorful seasonal drinks like the Classic Peppermint Mocha and maple cinnamon hinted Lumberjack Latte, the menu features a tempting selection of baked goods and tasty eats such as empanadas, breakfast burritos, and acai bowls.
It’s also worth noting, aside from a handful of tables set up outside, there isn’t a whole lot of seating, so perhaps plan on grabbing and enjoying your immaculate morning delight elsewhere.
Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe
Nestled inside a massive apartment complex just off I-15, Nutmeg offers guests a bright bohemian ambiance accentuated by warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, vibrant plants, and great big windows that let the sunshine pour on through. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages, scrumptious homemade baked goods, quiche, and hot breakfast sandwiches.
Located around the corner from San Diego Miramar College, Cafe 86 prides itself on specializing in ube-centric desserts and pastries; for those new to the delicacy, ube is a purple yam from the Philippines. Whether you’d like to sink into an armchair and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, enjoy award-winning culinary creations, or grab a quality pick-me-up before class, whatever the case may be, the friendly folks behind the counter here have got you covered.
85oC Bakery Cafe
Conveniently situated along Mira Mesa Blvd, 85oC Bakery specializes in bread baked every hour, the store carries over 60 different varieties of breads inspired by European, Asian and Danish trades. As far as your morning fix is concerned, rest assured that every coffee is made with freshly ground espresso beans and shots are brewed to a perfect symphony.
The founder of this popular, ever-growing business, Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel back in 2003 and while treating himself to some gourmet pastries and drinks, he realized that the prices were set way too high for people to enjoy on a whim. From that moment, Mr. Wu has envisioned a shop that provides premium coffee, bread, and cake at affordable prices.
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