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“Best coffee in San Diego”

Elixir Espresso Bar
Ranked #64 of 237 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!
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is actually a kiosk in the UTC mall as well as a downtown brick and mortar coffee shop on C street. The crepes are very good but the coffee is suberb. The coffee used is an Italian roast, which in my opinion give the richest, most flavorful coffee complete with a beautiful crema design on top. I could easily drink a quart of the cafe latte at one sitting. A great treat for those who like coffee. The place also makes a very good chai late, for those who prefer tea.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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