The baristas at All The Perks Espresso Café in La Mesa are even more passionate about coffee than they are about wordplay. So much becomes apparent after just a sip of their signature creation, the Perk-u-ccino. This delicious concoction brightens mornings with a blend of crushed ice, espresso, and sweet add-ons such as chocolate and peppermint or strawberry and banana. If you need an extra pick-me-up or get-me-over-that-wall, you can also opt for a sweet mexican mocha made with chocolate and spices. Customers may also choose from a large selection of teas, served hot or cold. But coffee and tea aren't the only perk at this cozy La Mesa shop. Complement your cold or steamy beverage with a breakfast wrap or a freshly made sandwich, both available all day long.
Food that puts a spring in your step and is satisfying yet nutritious--that's what's on the menu at Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar. The staff blends fresh fruit and veggies into smoothies and juices that make for a healthier snack than a bagel dipped in Dorito dust. Customers can also order tortas and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, as well as fruits and salads. The juice bar reinforces its fresh, healthy outlooks with its decor, which features blond wood floors, avocado-colored walls, warm accents, and a counter full of iridescent tile work.
Rick Hallor knows there's only one good way to hang a sweater. Keeping his customers' clothes from stretching out may seem like a small nicety, but looking out for people has been the central aim in every professional endeavor he's ever undertaken, whether it was personal training in Illinois or firefighting in Colorado. After relocating to San Diego to escape the frigid Colorado winters and boredom that stems from living in an almost-square state, he decided to put his helpful spirit to use in the dry-cleaning arena. He purchased Speedy Cleaners in 2011, and now he and his wife Calley work to extend the life of their clients' clothing within their homey and welcoming shop.
The family-operated dry-cleaning business not only cleans people's day-to-day garments, but also restores family heirlooms such as wedding dresses. Garment repairs can also be done onsite, as Rick's staff includes both a professional seamstress and a cobbler.
Jungle Gym & Cafe combines children's activities, fitness classes, and a gourmet café complete with free WiFi and two flat-screen TVs that light up with NFL action on Saturdays and Sundays. Children can cavort across bounce houses and block pits or partake in basketball and badminton, while watchful parents dine on turkey wraps or Greek salads. Meanwhile, group fitness-classes practice cardio dance, yoga, and aerobics. Inside the medical spa suite, a doctor helps parents regain their youth with chemical peels, Botox, and vein repair treatments.
For the nearly 100 regulars who frequent The Coffee Corner, all it takes to order a drink is a smile and a nod. That's because the café's baristas remember their faces and their favorite café drinks. Beverage choices range from organic coffee and Numi teas to signature drinks such as the Funky Monkey espresso with coconut and banana. Patrons can also cool off with an ice-blended frappe or nibble on muffins, cookies, and and other treats.