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Loftybean

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90 N. Coast Hwy Suite 214, Encinitas, CA
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly local spot

There is easy parking, ultra friendly staff and environment, quality food, coffee and teas! There are a few tables inside but there are plenty of tables outside that are comfortable. Lofty is two blocks from the beach and a great place to grab something for a morning walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
motherHEncinitas
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Encinitas, CA
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Encinitas, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is easy parking, ultra friendly staff and environment, quality food, coffee and teas! There are a few tables inside but there are plenty of tables outside that are comfortable. Lofty is two blocks from the beach and a great place to grab something for a morning walk.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place, awesome food, incredible staff. Their coffee is amazing, real food very simple but tasteful and delicious.

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Encinitas, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great coffee and teas !!! Not a huge breakfast and lunch selection but the ones they do have a ALL VERY GOOD ! The only problem some times is everyone know how good this place is and the line can sometimes be out the door. Worth the wait though and fun sitting outside and watching the bikers go up and... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We came to lofty bean frequently on a trip a couple of years ago with kids and this was new and conveniently located to our motel. We would usually get drip coffee in a paper cup to go since we didn't want to linger, and would take it with us on a walk while the kids were still sleeping... THIS... More 

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Fallbrook, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went in today on a Monday morning before noon for their cold brewed ice coffee, which is the only item at this shop which sets it apart from others. They did not have any available on a Monday morning. I won't be going back b

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lofty brings in an upgrade in coffee bean quality, coffee preparation expertise, and impeccable service. Work in progress and I am sure there will be more refinement in their roasts and coffee prep with time. Major move up from the stale chains that offer 3rd class coffee grinds. Breakfast was fresh, local veggies, excellent preparation. Water served had "rancid" smell... More 

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San Diego
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our favorite local coffee shop. Not a chain, great coffee, great attitude, fun people, great shopping next door :) <3 it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been getting coffee at Lofty since they opened and haven't been disappointed once. It's by far the best coffee in San Diego. Don't be discouraged by the smaller food menu, everything is fresh, local, and seriously good!

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Ramona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had coffee there on Sunday morning I had the house brew the wife had a mocha latte that she said was delicious. We didn't realize they served food untill we had ordered our drinks what I saw coming out of the kitchen looked good but we were headed to the beach for a walk. We would like to go just... More 

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This place has high quality ingredients bursting with delicious flavors! Be prepared to wait in line and search for a spot to sit, but once you place your order the food arrives quickly. Well worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 N. Coast Hwy Suite 214, Encinitas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?