Top 5: Best Iced Lattes in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Angelica Malin
Sometimes, a good coffee is worth travelling. We say: there’s nothing better than an iced latte on a hot day, and beach views make it all the sweeter. We sipped our way through all of San Diego‘s iced coffee offerings to find you the very best. Whether you like yours with almond milk, cold brewed or with a dash of caramel, here’s 10 iced lattes you can’t miss in San Diego:
Best Iced Lattes in San Diego
The Lowdown: For great coffee in San Diego, this is the place to be. Moniker Coffee Co. provides fuel towards productivity any time you need it – you’ll see lots of start-up types, working away on Mac computers here. Exclusively served inside Moniker General, the coolest design-store-meets-fashion-outlet in town, their craft coffee brings people together through a community-driven environment.
Order: A cold-brew iced latte, and don’t miss their homemade treats.
Where: 2860 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
The Lowdown: One of my favourite coffee shops in California, Communal Coffee is a cute gift store and florists, as well as a banging coffee spot. It’s more than a cafe; they strive to create a welcoming environment that builds community, encourages creativity and fosters collaboration. They have some wonderfully unusual coffees, including a delicious salted caramel latte, lavender honey latte and iced banana latte. Right on.
Order: An iced rose vanilla latte and the ‘toast flight’ which features Caprese, avocado and Goat’s cheese and honey sourdough toasts. Heaven.
Where: 2335 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
The Lowdown: One of the most popular San Diego coffee chains, for good reason, Better Buzz Coffee is a top spot for getting your coffee fix. They do everything from winning mochas to cold-brew coffee, avocado toast to Acai bowls, peanut butter cookies to apricot pecan scones. Their message is simple: don’t just drink more coffee, drink better coffee.
Order: Mint Iced Latte, with espresso, muddled mint, sugar, heavy cream and ice. Sounds wrong, tastes so right.
Where: Locations here
The Lowdown: It’s all about quality here. Coffee & Tea Collective is a group of people who care about quality coffee and tea; in 2012, they opened their flagship Roastery + Tasting Bar in North Park and in 2015 they took the same passion and drive to East Village where they opened their second tasting bar. Now a local favourite, the coffee shops serve up the best coffee in town. Fact.
Order: It’s all about the blends here. Ask what’s fresh and new in the roastery and order it iced for a taste of heaven.
Where: Locations here
The Lowdown: Located in San Diego’s beautiful Mission Hills, Heartwork Coffee bar are a family committed to serving high-quality local coffee and baked goods. They try to source locally where possible, and are passionate about giving back to the community. Their coffee is also damn good – and you can’t miss their homemade pop tarts, in a variety of flavours.
Order: An iced latte with almond milk, and try to catch a homemade sticky bun if they have one!
Where: 3993 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103
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