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“Raising the standards of coffee sipping in San Diego” 4 of 5 stars
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Loftybean
90 N. Coast Hwy Suite 214, Encinitas, CA
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Ranked #3 of 17 Coffee & Tea in Encinitas
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Raising the standards of coffee sipping in San Diego”
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 in all cups. Local water in San Diego can have that smell. Space it tight, design of flow could have been done better as people in line are standing around the tables. Overall excellent upgrade to Southern California coffees, and defiantly worth a repeat visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“THE BEST COFFEE IN ENCINITAS”
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.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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“Best coffee in town!”
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!

Visited October 2013
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Ramona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good house blend”
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 to try some breakfast fare.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great breakfast and Mocha latte.”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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