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Elixir Espresso Bar

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427 C St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5113
+1 619-696-6242
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was walking distance from our hotel so I stopped by for coffee and crepes. I ordered a mocha latte and the yummy yummy crepes which had strawberry, banana, and nutella. The crepes was big and truly was yummy. The latte was also good, but I was a bit disappointed when it was served in a paper cup. The place... More 

Thank kmbperdon
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was send there by the front desk @ Kimpton Palomar San Diego. It is located in the lobby of the Marston building (which used to be a department store). The lobby is stunning with features from the original building, as well as old black and white pictures. They offer a selection of sweet/savoury crepes amongst other items. They also... More 

Thank Jeremy D
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,730 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

we had white mocha lattes. They were decent. They don't make their own syrups which is disappointing.

Thank Autumn M
Phoenix, Arizona
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227 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The expresso and coffee is fabulous. Small and quaint coffee shop located off Gerard Street. The service was terrific and friendly. Kinda reminds you of the famous bar " Cheers". A neighborhood local coffee shop. Highly recommend.

Thank Geoffrey H
Brisbane, Australia
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253 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Espresso heads don't miss this place for your fix. Crepes and cakes look amazing too. Friendly service, low key setting

Thank searover69
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We enjoyed coffee here a few times during our stay in San Diego. Staff was friendly and careful to prepare our crepes in a visually and flavorful fashion. We will definitely return on our next SD trip. We enjoyed the layout of the cafe, as well as the ambiance provided by the old style elevator leading to the condos above.

Thank Virginia V
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and really nice baristas. Small, but much better than Starbucks or any chain coffee place. They also have a small selection of pastries available.

Thank gaudinon
Indianapolis, Indiana
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for coffee to-go to carry with you, then the coffee was good. If you are looking for breakfast or to enjoy a break in a nice coffee shop, then this is not the place. The coffee was served in a paper cup. The crepe was served on paper and a piece of foil making it impossible... More 

Thank lovetotraveloften
Arlington, Virginia
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Great coffee and pastries. My hotel's options were not good so loved having this place close by. They were short staffed on one of my visits but the cappuccino was worth the wait.

Thank vkbrennan
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Crossed the street to grab a coffee here while my wife shopped at Ross. Breakfast crepe looked appealing so I gave it a go and am I ever glad I did. The crepe was huge, stuffed with cheese, eggs and ham and seasoned perfectly. Cheap at only $5.25. Was disappointed with my Americano though. It looked splendid with a dark... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Italian, French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 C St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92101-5113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-6242
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?