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The Living Room Coffeehouse tempts customers with a menu of gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, and a cavalcade of drinks in a converted antique Victorian house. Baristas expertly blend berries with chocolate, coffee, and ice in the iced strawberry mocha ($4.35/large) and steam milk for the foamy cappuccino ($3.25/small; $3.65/large) by talking loudly about the virtues of soy. For breakfast, diners grab a tortilla and excavate the layers of pinto beans, ham, tomato, steamed scrambled eggs, and melted cheese that make up the Eggs Mexicana ($6.50).

1018 Rosecrans St
San Diego,
CA
US

Bakers bring organic and artisan breads to a golden-brown finish on a daily basis, as well as create all of the sauces and flatbreads that play starring roles at their new late-night bistro. The inventive menu features small plates such as beef carpaccio and buffalo mozzarella bruschetta, as well as more sizable entrees, including a meatball panini and a pear-and-gorgonzola flatbread. A carefully compiled list of wines and local beers helps complement meals and make Grandpa’s claims of signing the Declaration of Independence more believable.

1110 Rosecrans St
San Diego,
CA
US

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Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of south-of-the-border-between-the-United-States-and-Mexico-inspired dishes and delectable drinks at Crest Café, a Zagat-rated feasting-ground. With celebrated breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, there’s a lot of terrain to navigate your curious taste buds through.

It takes a lot of love to sustain a neighborhood restaurant for close to three decades, and that love is well earned at Crest Café. Signature dishes span the entire day. Wake up with the Carolenas corn tortilla, which puts a delicious egg, salsa, jack cheese, and avocado breakfast on a bed of tortillas, similar to the one you woke up in ($7.95). For a sweeter bite, embrace your state pride with the three-raisin french toast with currants and Thompson and California golden raisins ($7.25).

When you’re in need of a midday or evening pick-me-up, the variety of delectables is highly impressive. Along with a great collection of pastas, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, there's the bell-pepper infused turkey meatloaf ($9.95), the Not Your Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie ($9.95), and the honey-glazed pork chops ($15.95). For those who leave room in their digestion chambers, the croissant bread pudding and butterscotch pecan apple crunch sing pretty melodies of filling-you-up and bass lines of mouth-thrills.

Crest Café makes food for people who eat food and serves up plates with a whole lot of love and attention. It's become a can't-miss local institution for locals and non-locals not living locally.

Reviews

Crest Café is a Zagat-rated eatery. Yelpers award Crest Café 3.5 stars:

  • The quintessential California cafe - and consistently the best cafe in town. Delicious, inexpensive food right in the heart of Hillcrest. – VanessaSD, Zagat
  • Crest cafe is one of San Diego's little gems. A complete straight up neighborhood place! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, with wonderful weekend specials. – jennifero1724, Zagat
  • The Crest Cafe is awesome! When you are in need of comfort food with a little bit of flare, Crest is the place to go. – sam s., Yelp

Zagat Criteria

You don’t just become a Zagat-rated restaurant for no reason. Straight from Zagat rater Peter Bogard, here are his criteria for determining top-notch restaurants:

  • “How difficult would an adult find the maze on the children’s menu?”
  • “Do the restaurant’s TVs cover my parent’s silence after I admit I was expelled from dental school?”
  • “Are groveling dogs discouraged from wandering the dining area?”
  • “When is karaoke night?”
  • “Is the cute waitress really flirting with me or just being polite? I should ask for her number. No, I shouldn’t.”

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2805 Emerson Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Here's a grocery store conundrum: How do you pick between two brands of eggs when they're the same price? At Stumps Family Marketplace, the answer is simple: Pick the one with the most green globes on its price tag. The globes are part of the store's HowGood product-rating system, which measures the environmental impact of each item as it goes through all food's natural life cycle: growth, processing, distribution, and being baked into an everything bagel. The sustainability encouraging labels adorn all the store's foodstuffs, from produce such as ripe bananas and black plums, to peanut butter and soda, helping you make informed decisions.

3770 Voltaire St
San Diego,
CA
US

Following in the words of Japanese arts scholar Okakura Kakuzo, “Strangely enough humanity has so far met in a teacup.” For $11, today's Groupon invites you and your humanity for an afternoon tea in a tearoom at San Diego’s renowned Tea Upon Chatsworth. Spend some quality time focusing deeply on your qi and forgetting about your problematic investment in that land-ski company.America: FootballEngland: Not football

2180 Chatsworth Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Locals and guests of the Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites flock to Humphreys on Shelter Island not just for chef Paul Murphy‰Ûªs winning global-meets-California cuisine, or its dreamy waterfront setting in the marina, but also for its jazz, blues and rock live music acts, popular Champagne brunch, great wine list and stylish, contemporary, yet kid-friendly, environment. Diners dig into calamari, swordfish or braised short ribs in a breezy, creamy setting with soothing views of stylish yachts seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Wee ones are more than welcome with kids menus, booster seats and coloring books. Humphreys can get quite lively in the evening, when diners sup in the candle-lit setting and sip on cocktails from the full bar. They even have a separate outdoor concert venue that seats 1400.

2241 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego,
CA
US