Everyone knows the most important checklist items of any vacation: Great company, a comfortable and eco-friendly lodging experience, acclaimed local restaurants, and plenty of activities to fill your time. For many, however, knowing where to find a delicious, energizing, and sustainable cup of coffee is just as essential as making reservations! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite Encinitas coffee shops. Still creating your itinerary? Our complimentary Destination Guide to North County San Diego can help! Don’t forget to claim your free copy.
5 of the Best Encinitas Coffee Shops
Lofty Coffee Co.
Lofty Coffee Co. offers award-winning, specialty coffee, organic tea, and pastries. We also recommend checking out their breakfast items! Choose between indoor or outdoor patio seating with communal tables. Lofty Coffee Co. is a 5-minute walk from The Inn at Moonlight Beach!
Better Buzz Coffee Roasters
Just a 10-minute walk away from the inn is Better Buzz Coffee Roasters, one of the best Encinitas restaurants for creative sandwiches, juices, acai bowls, and more. This chain also offers plenty of coffee beverages, of course! This cafe offers outdoor seating perfect for enjoying Southern California’s beautiful weather.
IronSmith Coffee Roasters
IronSmith is an award-winning, small-batch coffee roaster worth checking out when you’re in Encinitas. Here, you’ll find some of the freshest possible coffee from Central and South America as well as Africa. It’s only a 10-minute walk away from our inn!
Pannikin Coffee and Tea
For a truly unique place to enjoy a cup of local Joe, venture out to Pannikin Coffee and Tea! This coffee shop is located within a converted railroad station on Highway 101 and serves some of the best coffee, tea, and freshly baked goods around. This is not, however, a place to bring your laptop—Pannikin prides itself on encouraging face-to-face socialization through its lack of Wi-Fi.
The French Corner Bakery
If you long to visit a romantic French bakery in the heart of Paris, you’ll be happy to know that The French Corner Bakery is the next best thing! Located in Leucadia, this spot serves a decadent selection of Parisian pastries, brunch fare, and strong European-style coffee.
No matter what your Encinitas itinerary entails, the offerings at these exquisite coffee shops will keep you going! After an invigorating day of exploring our history, checking out the Encinitas surfing scene, and engaging in the spiritual wellness activities for which the area is known, return to tranquility at The Inn at Moonlight Beach. You’ll discover details in your accommodation that engage and breathe life into each of your senses. Our bright and airy suites can accommodate anywhere between one and six guests, so there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax. You’ll fall in love with your eco-memory foam mattress, 5,000-thread count linens, and amenities designed with wellness in mind. Find bliss in your sublime suite, then meander down to the common area. There, you’ll discover our freshly harvested Biodynamic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and organic refreshments. You can even supplement your stay with one of our add-ons, packages, or seasonal specials!