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Upstart Crow

835 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA (Downtown)
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After an afternoon of walking by the water this was the perfect place to stop for an afternoon pick me up! Had a delicious iced Mocha and wandered the bookstore area. Additional seating upstairs for some peace and quiet. Very cute place, will definitely stop by again.

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San Diego, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This little gem located in Seaport Village is a book/coffee shop that also entertains local bands. I enjoyed one of my favorites, Teagan, Taylor Trio a jazz band here on a Saturday night. My daughter browsed through books while I enjoyed a nice tea and pastry. Great spot for reading, people watching or listening to music. Warm and friendly. We... More

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Buffalo Springs, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I liked the variety of unique items in this store. There is also a coffee shop inside that offers lots of specials brews and it always had customers. It offered books, lots of theme related items, and had indoor and outdoor seating. The selection in their online site has nothing compared to all the items in the store. Fun shopping... More

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An excellent spot in Seaport Village to stop for a coffee or tea, peruse the books, and purchase a stash of greeting cards. As independent bookstores become more difficult to find, this is like finding a treasure.

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We love to have an expresso and goody here when we are walking around Seaport Village. They have a great selection of books and are one of the few Indie bookstores left. We heard live music here one evening. Free and enjoyable. There greeting cards are numerous and fun. A great place to stop in to get an afternoon or... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After walking around Seaport Village, we found this unique coffee shop. The coffee was great. (The wifi was super, too!) Besides coffee, the shop had many unusual gifts, books, and, a great place to relax and enjoy life! The manager was super nice.

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Edison, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A stroll around the Seaport Village found me at "Upstart Crow" a shoppe which had unique gifts and tourist-oriented items. The cafe has a variety of coffees and teas available, with several kind of "home baked" good for snacking outside at the cafe's tables. The staff is cordial and warm & friendly. I found myself back there several mornings.

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West Yorkshire
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151 reviews 151 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Bought a couple of lovely things from the shop but didn't feel over welcome at the cafe and the panini took an age to arrive and was nothing special when it did. I did find a nice secluded place outside to sit and read. Maybe I caught them on a bad day but the staff didn't seem that friendly or... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I enjoyed my coffee and there were lots of gifts to purchase. Not much of a book store but it did have about 50 books for each genre. Cool atmosphere and great location as it was steps from the harbor.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Upstart Crow for years, I always make a point to stop in when I'm in San Diego. I love to browse around and then order a piece of chocolate cake to enjoy by the window. Never gets old!

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