Caffe 1870 (closed)
3614 5th Ave. (between Anderson & Brooks in Hillcrest)
San Diego 92103
The coffee matters, but so does the barista. Cafe Barbera, Italy’s oldest coffee company (since 1870, in case you were wondering about the café name), roasts a powerful espresso bean. But Ryan, the barista, knows how to create a perfect macchiato (or espresso with a bit of foam…I don’t know about you, but I’m still learning these terms). I normally drink a strong black coffee, but will try what a coffee shop is known for & Ryan directed us both to an espresso drink. My coffee advice: always take the advice of the barista!
Advice for this particular coffee shop: bring quarters for the meters in front or have enough time to walk at least 2 blocks for unmetered parking.