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Cafe Moto

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1227 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-6686
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The best coffee we had ever in the USA

This place is not in the best area but the people who work here and run the place produce the best flavoured coffee I have ever tasted in the U.S. They roast their own free trade beans too which is the secret of their success. Look out for the wonderful patterns they lovingly put on top of the milk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Philip B
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Los Montesinos, Spain
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Los Montesinos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is not in the best area but the people who work here and run the place produce the best flavoured coffee I have ever tasted in the U.S. They roast their own free trade beans too which is the secret of their success. Look out for the wonderful patterns they lovingly put on top of the milk foam... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

These folks buy (fair trade) and roast the most superb coffee. Their coffee shop has the roastery and Store behind (with a foosball table!). The owner (or rather his late stepfather) is in to old cars and motorcycles (thus the name) and is a wonderful person with wonderful staff. All in all, this place is more than a coffee shop... More 

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Coronado, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The location is not great. The cafe is very nicely decorated. I like the bar area. The cappuccino was very good, one of the better ones to be found in San Diego. The coffee biscotti was well done without any nuts. Thank you.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Café Moto has some great coffee and a beautiful atmosphere within Balboa Park. I never been to their location downtown, but I have been to their kiosk cart in Balboa Park, which is within the patio next to the Prado café. I truly enjoy the “Mocha de Mexico,” which is a mocha made with the great Ibarra chocolate. Such a... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Moto

Address: 1227 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-239-6686
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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  • Address: 1227 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-239-6686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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