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Upstart Crow

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835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
619-232-4855
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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North Platte, Nebraska
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410 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I so wish we had this in my town! The atmosphere was amazing, coffee was good and so was the food. Lots of fun gift items and books!

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Thank kbqhills
Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice little bookstore with lesser found items (not necessarily books). There is a coffee shop inside too. It was a bit stuffy, didn't have the best airflow inside, but still a must see in this area.

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Thank mlaw1970
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.

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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.

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Thank hjmasi
Temecula, California
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73 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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183 reviews
98 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.

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Thank arty37
novascotia
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27 reviews
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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 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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Thank tapbelle
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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!

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Thank Normacha
Katy, Texas
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83 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?