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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
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Geoffrey H
Brisbane, Australia
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank searover69
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Thank Virginia V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank gaudinon
Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Arlington, Virginia
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank vkbrennan
Calgary
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Poway, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

All three Elixir Espresso Bars in the San Diego area (Downtown, La Jolla and Escondido) serve that so hard to find excellent espresso you get in Italy !

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Thank Hasan B
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

This place is actually a kiosk in the UTC mall as well as a downtown brick and mortar coffee shop on C street. The crepes are very good but the coffee is suberb. The coffee used is an Italian roast, which in my opinion give the richest, most flavorful coffee complete with a beautiful crema design on top. I could... More 

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Thank travellamonde2
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

I was excited to try elixir bar b/c I read good reviews and it was close to our hotel; however, we quickly decided to take our coffee & go instead of sitting on the street as the neighborhood was not so nice. If Elixir were a few blocks over, I think they would do an even better business.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian, French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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