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Upstart Crow

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835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I started a couple of my mornings in San Diego with coffee and breakfast goody at Upstart Crow. Absolutely charming and I felt free to take my time, eat, read, and get a positive start on the day! Food was yummy and good value.

Thank Sharon L
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Any time we are in San Diego, we always walk through Seaport Village and stop at the Upstart Crow. Their coffees and pastries are delicious. We love browsing through the bookstore and looking at their selection of books and unusual gift items. It's a very charming shop in a very charming area of San Diego.

Thank hjmasi
Temecula, California
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Cafe Mocha, but then that's redundant!!! This is a delightful bookstore with a little bit of everything. It seems as the years have past it has turned more into a coffee shop/ gift store, but never the less, it is still delightful. Many quirky gifts that are lots of fun and quite unique. They had what looked to be... More 

Thank Shallwe_danceuai
Brisbane, Australia
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179 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

You name it, the Crow sells it. Packed full of interesting stuff, books, gifts and much more. Spent a couple of hours here just poking around then settled for coffee and cakes, which were brilliant. Recommended.

Thank arty37
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

After a five day conference in the centre of San Diego we decided to spend a few days relaxing before heading home.Our one bedroom suite(we'd call it a villa)had a totally enclosed outdoor fireplace and plunge pool which provided maximum privacy.The villa itself was spacious with a very large bathroom that had all the bells and whistles...right down to a... More 

Thank halifaxduoNovascotia
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The bookstore/cafe never seems to change. It offers an assortment of books and gifts to suit visitors. The cafe brews excellent beverages and sells tasty treats; plus the seating area is comfortable and colorful. The store is a must on each of our trips to San Diego. This time, we had hot cocoas and and nosh.

Thank tapbelle
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in San Diego, great coffee and pastries selection, cheap and cheerful way to spend some time browsing funny cards, interesting books and sipping the best latte!

Thank Normacha
Katy, Texas
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The only bookstore in Seaport Village. The Upstart Crow tries to mix a coffee bar with a books store and a gift shop. For me, it was a case of not doing anything particularly well. The books were few and scattered about the building. The coffee bar was in the back, though I can't comment on the food or service... More 

Thank Rob H
Lynchburg, Virginia
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276 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

How else can you describe a place where a mother duck brings her ducklings. The customers loved it. Fun atmosphere and excellent coffee.

Thank William B
Parabiago, Italia
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242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Let's start saying that lunch is not the most appropriate meal to have at this place. They have a vast assortment of cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. I did not try them, but I'd bet they taste as yummy as they look. Lunch is also good-tasting, but the selecition of savoury items is quite limited. All of us (three people)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-4855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?