Tea loving tourists love sunny San Diego. Not only is America’s Finest City the home of budget-friendly Little Italy hotels, but we’re also home to charming tea houses and cafes. Just check out the top five tea spots in the city below.
It’s hard to miss Heartsleeves Coffee with the blue exterior and barn doors that make it stand out in the quaint suburb of Little Italy. The coffee shop is hidden on a side street on Fir Street and is known for their delicious tea options. The rose-infused tea and the English breakfast tea are popular earthy beverages on the menu, which are perfect when paired with the fresh pastries that are made each day.
2. American House Coffee & Tea
American House Coffee & Tea has one of the largest selection of teas in the city with hundreds of jars that line the shelves. Black, green, white, chai, mate and oolong are some of the varieties that are available. Just ask for a free sample when you walk in. Each tea is served fresh and can be taken to go as you stroll around Old Town and enjoy some window shopping.
3. Cafe Bassam
Cafe Bassam is an eclectic coffee shop near Balboa Park that resembles an antique store on 5th Avenue. Dozens of jars of loose leaf tea clutter the counters. Foreign music can always be heard playing from the speakers as locals order their fragrant iced matcha teas and chai lattes.
Pappalecco is a hidden gem in Hillcrest that is well-known for their tea and gelato selections. Indoor and outdoor seating is available where guests can relax among the cozy decor that features charming mason jars and plaid curtains.
5. Coronado Spice and Tea
Coronado Spice and Tea is the perfect place to order a jasmine tea or an iced passion fruit tea that can be paired with one of the homemade ice cream puffs that the establishment is known for. Organic loose teas are also available in rustic containers and bags to take home.
Make sure you’re close to these and other fine shops and eateries when you stay at Pacific Inn in Little Italy. We offer affordable rooms, modern amenities and friendly customer service to make you feel at home. Call 619-232-6391 or click here to make your reservation with us.