Given the influx of coffee spots in San Diego, it’s no surprise that there’s now a cafe for nearly every caffeine personality, from garage-chic watering holes to minimalist single-origin temples. But what the scene had been lacking was high design. That is, until Holsem Coffee opened in the city’s North Park neighborhood. The spot is a nod to the sophisticated coffee parlors of London, with special touches like original Charles Eames chairs from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Cofounder Salpi Sleiman, who led the mobile coffee-cart collective Roast Coach Coffee Bar, has developed seven roasts and 17 coffee mocktails. Blended with housemade nut milks, malts, fruit purées, and syrups, the libations range from banana bread cold brew to La Vie en Rose, a cappuccino infused with cardamom and rosewater, then garnished with rose petals. Now that’s a stylish cuppa.

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San Diego, California
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Given the influx of coffee spots in San Diego, it’s no surprise that there’s now a cafe for nearly every caffeine personality, from garage-chic watering holes to minimalist single-origin temples. But what the scene had been lacking was high design. That is, until Holsem Coffee opened in the city’s North Park neighborhood. The spot is a nod to the sophisticated coffee parlors of London, with special touches like original Charles Eames chairs from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Cofounder Salpi Sleiman, who led the mobile coffee-cart collective Roast Coach Coffee Bar, has developed seven roasts and 17 coffee mocktails. Blended with housemade nut milks, malts, fruit purées, and syrups, the libations range from banana bread cold brew to La Vie en Rose, a cappuccino infused with cardamom and rosewater, then garnished with rose petals. Now that’s a stylish cuppa.

Last Reviewed
229 2015

Address

2911 University Ave.
San Diego, CA

Contact

619/564-8542

Holsem Coffee

San Diego, California
$

Given the influx of coffee spots in San Diego, it’s no surprise that there’s now a cafe for nearly every caffeine personality, from garage-chic watering holes to minimalist single-origin temples. But what the scene had been lacking was high design. That is, until Holsem Coffee opened in the city’s North Park neighborhood. The spot is a nod to the sophisticated coffee parlors of London, with special touches like original Charles Eames chairs from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Cofounder Salpi Sleiman, who led the mobile coffee-cart collective Roast Coach Coffee Bar, has developed seven roasts and 17 coffee mocktails. Blended with housemade nut milks, malts, fruit purées, and syrups, the libations range from banana bread cold brew to La Vie en Rose, a cappuccino infused with cardamom and rosewater, then garnished with rose petals. Now that’s a stylish cuppa.

Last Reviewed
September 2015

Address

2911 University Ave.
San Diego, CA

Contact

619/564-8542