3655 Voltaire Street (near Chatsworth)
San Diego, CA 921016
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There’s a new coffee shop nearby so we made a plan to visit. It’s only been open seven weeks and they haven’t even had their grand opening, but we had to give Kakawa a try.
A posting explained their name: “Kakawa was the Olmec and Mayan word now called cacao. Chocolate, from the Nahuatl Aztec language, chocolati. The official name for the cacao tree is from Theobroma Cacao, meaning food of the gods in Greek. Theo=God and broma=food.”
I loved their drip coffee…smooth with no burnt aftertaste. Patty loved their cappuccino…a traditional cappuccino laced with dark chocolate & cardamom.
Kombucha and cold brew are on draft. They offer freshly baked bakery items and are determining their future sandwich choices. There’s a “Happy Hour” from 2-4 when a Frappuccino-type drink is featured.
It’s a small place with a knowledgeable barista who seems committed to excellence. Seating was limited the day we visited, but we learned more furnishings will be arriving soon. Off street parking worked for us, but there isn’t a public bathroom.
We’re always eager to try new places and always wish them success! Visit them Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00PM or Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 5:00PM.