Best Coffee Shops in Carmel Valley, San Diego

Coffee shops can often be a hub for a local community. They’re a great place to visit with friends, get some work done online, or to refuel between running errands. Carmel Valley, San Diego has several fantastic coffee shops to enjoy your favorite caffeinated beverages. Check out our list of the Best Coffee Shops in Carmel Valley (92130).



Located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Pappalecco’s Carmel Valley location is one of six for this Tuscan-style cafe. In addition to spectacular coffee and espresso, Pappalecco serves Italian gelato, breakfast croissants, paninis, salads, pizza and wine. Pappalecco’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so it’s a great place to kickstart your day, pop in between shopping, or enjoy pizza and a glass of wine before you catch a movie at Cinepolis next door.

12925 El Camino Real, Suite AA5
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 847 2910
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Swell Coffee


Even though Swell Coffee isn’t technically in the 92130 zip code, it’s a top contender for coffee shops near Carmel Valley, San Diego. This local cafe is located in Flower Hill Promenade off of Via De La Valle in Del Mar. Swell roasts is own specialty fair-trade, organic coffees sourced responsibly from around the globe. The coffee menu rotates frequently, so there’s always a new brew to enjoy. In addition to wonderful coffee, lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos, Swell also serves beer and wine along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings. Swell’s atmosphere is the perfect spot to meet with friends, catch up on some emails, read a good book, or just relax between shopping.

Flower Hill Promenade
2670 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is centrally located in Carmel Valley, San Diego in the Carmel Country Plaza. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was established in SoCal in 1963 and has grown into one of the largest privately-owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world. Their menu includes coffee, espresso, ice blended drinks, tea, and seasonal creations like the Caramel Coconut Latte. For you early birds, the Carmel Valley location opens at 5:30am seven days a week.

12730 Carmel Country Rd.
San Diego CA 92130
(858) 350-9673
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Cent’ Anni at Fairmont Grand Del Mar


You don’t have to be staying at the beautiful Fairmont Grand Del Mar to enjoy their Cent’ Anni Cafe. This gourmet cafe offers steaming espressos, organic iced teas, pastries, bagels, pressed sandwiches, seasonal soups, fresh salads, and housemade gelato. Open daily from 6am to 7pm.

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 314-2000
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Starbucks (4 locations in 92130)


No list of coffee shops would be complete without Starbucks. The beloved chain has several locations in Carmel Valley, San Diego, which you can find via their store locator.

Philz Coffee Coming to Carmel Valley


We’re excited to announce that Philz Coffee will be coming to Carmel Valley’s Del Mar Highlands Town Center sometime in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates! Learn more here.

Learn More About Living in Carmel Valley, San Diego


If you’d like to know more about the perks of living in Carmel Valley (92130), we encourage you to explore our website and join our mailing list at the bottom of the page. We’ll keep you in-the-know about restaurants, things to do, and real estate in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Interested in buying or selling a home in Carmel Valley? Contact concierge REALTOR® Team Mary Beth Kellee and Philip Fredricksen to learn more.

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm
Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen | Category: Uncategorized

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