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“Good coffee, terrible location”

Elixir Espresso Bar
Ranked #68 of 98 Coffee & Tea in San Diego
Price range: $2 - $10
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: The core essence of everything we do is passion - it is the most important ingredient in every beverage we handcraft, the most essential element in every meal we compose, and the most perceivable aspect of our hospitality and service. We practice and explore our craft as art. While respectfully regarding and preserving tradition, we use progressive and uncompromising methods in our determination to create your elixir. Our elegant environments, influenced by modern design, are inviting and comfortable. We support and promote local businesses, and cultivate and foster community growth. Passionately dedicated to detail, we are motivated and inspired to present memorable experiences and share our lifestyle with you. Join us in experiencing the passion, art, and lifestyle that is Elixir!
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good coffee, terrible location”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I was excited to try elixir bar b/c I read good reviews and it was close to our hotel; however, we quickly decided to take our coffee & go instead of sitting on the street as the neighborhood was not so nice. If Elixir were a few blocks over, I think they would do an even better business.

Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent Latte!”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

Visited this place, and loved the coffee! Elixir has a good selection of muffins, smoothies and pastries. They are known in town for their Crepes (fruits, nutella, breakfast with eggs and other options are available. It is not a big place, but there are a few chairs to sit and enjoy your coffee. Baristas know how to do a good latte, nice roasted flavor, and good crema! Has a very similar system like Starbucks by having a Tall, Grande and 20oz drinks. Tall latte was about $3.00 (including tax). Located in downtown, closed on Sundays. Very friendly staff!

  • Visited December 2011
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Colorado, USA
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent quality breakfast place. Very limited selection though”
Reviewed May 6, 2011

They only serve couple of variations of crapes (savory and sweet), several smoothies and some sweets. They do server very good coffee though - probably the best in the area.

Virtually no sitting inside but they have several tables outside.

However, if you don't need fancy settings or huge selection but just want a quick, TASTY and inexpensive breakfast - this place is for you. A crape with coffee will run you around $5-6.

There are not too many decent breakfast places around so this was a very nice find for us - we ate there 2 mornings out of our 3 night stay and were not disappointed.

  • Visited April 2011
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