A Guide to National City Coffee Shops
Conveniently located just off I-805, Home is one of the most aesthetically gifted coffee shops in National City, given its warm earthy tones set against minimalistic white walls, chic furnishings, vibrant plants, great big windows that let the sunshine pour on through, scrumptious pastries, and tantalizing aroma of gourmet 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.
To those Instagram connoisseurs of cuteness ever on the prowl for all things pretty, Mujer Divina offers guests a dreamy setting accentuated by patterned tile floors, art-dappled pink walls, and several seating arrangements. The picturesque decor serves as an accomplice to thoughtfully crafted, rewardingly delicious coffee beverages like the Mexican Mocha and coconut-hinted Betty White. When it comes to food, they have amazing burritos, chilaquiles, and baked goods.
Boba Bar & Desserts
Whether you’d like to sink into a corner and appreciate the company of loved ones over a steamy cup of joe, enjoy a refreshing acai bowl or fruit smoothie on a hot summer day, or treat yourself to a delectable puffle waffle dessert after work, whatever the case may be, Boba Bar has got you covered.
Market on 8th
Market on 8th is the place where locals and visitors can bond over food, enjoy gourmet coffee and beers, hang out, relax, get some work done, and groove to the tunes of a live music performance. That being said, the bustling complex is home to numerous restaurants that foodies will adore, a brewery, boutique retail stores, and last but certainly not least, Mixed Grounds, which is passionate about intentionally roasting java in-house and serves the best horchata iced latte in town!
85oC Bakery Cafe
Conveniently situated on Beach 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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