South Park…the neighborhood, not the TV show

Communal Coffee
2221 Fern St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Open Daily 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM

This month’s coffee outing took us to South Park. We visited the North Park Communal Coffee location previously and loved it so we were excited to investigate their newest location. And, we’re glad we did! Delicious cappuccinos are served from a vintage tricked-out trailer.   Americanos, Cortados, Lattes (in lavender, rose, caramel, and banana flavors) and more were also offered. They use Sightglass Coffee, a San Francisco roaster:

The usual morning treats were for sale, along with Nomad Donuts. I’ve never tried Nomad Donuts, but it’s my understanding that they are a popular donut these days. They are a San Diego company with the descriptive line “Globally Inspired in America’s Finest City” on their website,

This is a welcoming outdoor space with lots of seating and even a cozy spot for kids to play while parents kick back with coffee and a sweet or savory treat. Pets are welcome, too.

We were told music and movies are planned for the summer. Sign up for their online newsletter at It definitely has a hip-and-happening vibe!

Like the North Park location, this location of Communal Coffee offers fresh and charming bouquets for sale, plus coffee cups, decorated shopping bags, and coffee, of course.

Take a look at the fabulous murals within just a couple of blocks of the coffee shop (some posted below). South Park is also known for their Craftsman homes. Their annual home tour is May 19, 2018, with tickets available at

Off-street parking was plentiful the morning we visited, but a few spots on nearby Juniper are metered.  Just a little alert: They don’t have indoor seating for those scarce rainy days nor toilets, but don’t let that deter you. This was a fun outing and I was definitely impressed.

Look for this mural by Shepard Fairey on 30th St. between Juniper & Ivy.

On Blacktree Barberia next door (facing the cafe)

Communal Coffee seating area mural

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