We were stating in the Gaslamp districts for two nights. I was up early looking for a great coffee. Starbucks was next to our hotel (Hilton Gaslamp) however I will walk a mile for a great coffee. We had a rental car, however I prefer to walk for coffee in the morning when not at home.
The walk was exceptional thru Petco Field, what a beautiful addition to the city. I was impressed how the gates were open and one could walk thru the park like setting.
Immediately outside the gates I round Copa Vida. I read about it on TripAdvisor. I found it as stated on TA.
This is a coffee shop where the baristas understand coffee. I purchased a skim latte and a cup of coffee w a splash of almond milk for my wife. It was glorious, well worth the walk.
On Saturday morning we were driving back to LA at 6:00 AM. Copa Vida does not open until 8:00 AM. Why?? This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. Unfortunately I had to go to Starbucks. What a disappointment.
I would return again. The people exceptionally nice, engaged and the coffee as I said glorious.
I hope this post will encourage Copa Vida to open earlier. Perhaps it’s absolutely dead in the Gaslamp district on weekend mornings?
Well worth the trip.