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90 N. Coast Hwy Suite 214, Encinitas, CA
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English first
Encinitas, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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San Diego, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I had one of the best lattes I've ever had at this neighborhood coffee shop. The soy salted caramel latte is delicious. This is my new favorite coffee shop. I love that they have multiple options for milk (regular, soy, coconut) and different options for coffee (cold brewed, press, etc.). The baristas are excellent and the staff are friendly and... More 

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Murrieta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Loftybean is a one of a kind coffee joint. Organic is their style and there is always a line. They also have fabulous sandwiches.

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Additional Information about Loftybean

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

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