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835 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA (Downtown)
619-232-4855
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English first
Sugar Land, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is very eccentric inside the Upstart Crow and that is what makes it a perfect place to get away from corporate meetings and such. Lots of little nooks and crannies filled with things nobody needs but maybe something you want.

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Tel Aviv
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good coffee,rich pie ans a good atmosphere to sit ,read,drink or pick something to remember. You can have your coffee on the porch or inside ,pick a book from the shelf to read while you drink .

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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not like Barnes & Noble or any chain. A fascinating selection not only of books. Feels right at home.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This has been one of my favorite books shops for years, it has a little bit of everything in an adorable two story setting. From kitschy gifts, journals, and even costume jewelry, to magazines and bestsellers, I always have a some fun in here. The loft children's section was a hit with my two year old son, and it's a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Additional Information about Upstart Crow

Address: 835 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-232-4855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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