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It's A Grind Coffee House

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2744 Carlsbad Blvd. #100, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-2216
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Better than Starbucks!

No disrespect to Starbucks, but I really enjoyed It's A Grind Coffee House. Very comfy, very homey and the staff is fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Suze D
Carlsbad, California
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has comfortable seating it's right on Carlsbad Boulevard which is nice very clean the only thing I can say is not a fan of self serve coffee and they don't give you a real cups

Thank joseph d
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

No disrespect to Starbucks, but I really enjoyed It's A Grind Coffee House. Very comfy, very homey and the staff is fun!

Thank Suze D
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We like trying different coffee places in town and gave this one a try. Well worth the stop 2-3 days in a row. I enjoyed the atmosphere and ended up sitting outside once. The coffee was good!

Thank onthego2much
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Good vibe, good coffee. Relaxing and a quaint location. Students studying "hard" over a coffee and free wifi makes it easy to make contact back home and tell everyone about it.

Thank Beth S
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love going to Its a Grind in Carlsbad, it definitely has a laid back vibe, good service, and great coffee.

Thank Chris C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place was clean and nice, with outdoor seating on the sidewalk (with umbrellas). They have a decent variety of food and the barista can accommodate custom drink requests.

Thank Xenu007
Oak Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Okay so its a chain. But its not the monolithic big one down the street. Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Latte got rave reviews from the wife. Very cozy atmosphere with Frank and Dean playing in the background. We went every morning,

Thank crcostel
Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stumbled upon this great coffee place! I am a Starbucks lover, but I also like to experience new places and I enjoy a good cup of coffee no matter where it's from. This is a great place on the corner on the main street in Carlsbad, CA. I had a latte, and for some reason it was extra delicious!... More 

Thank JewelsLasVegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

They cappuccino is very good and they have a nice assortment of pastry. Small tables very convenient for sitting and shmoozing while enjoying the coffee. Close to beach and downtown with plenty of on street parking. Carlsbad has several nice coffee houses and this is definitely one of them.

Thank Alan K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Got a triple chocolate mocha blended ice. It was delicious. Better than Starbucks. The sizes come big

Thank Mrslhancock

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2744 Carlsbad Blvd. #100, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: (760) 434-2216

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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