Better Buzz Coffee
822 Grand Ave.
San Diego, 92109
Open Daily 5AM to 9PM
We’ve been to several Better Buzz coffee shops and have enjoyed watching this local business grow, but when we learned another Better Buzz opened in Pacific Beach and they had coffee-flavored soft serve, we knew we had to give it a try.
We each had a soft serve Best Drink Ever in a cup (rather than a cone). Yes. It was delicious. They also have a vegan matcha.
The space is delightful and they have Bread & Cie bakery items. I got a raspberry scone for Bob and Patty got a mint infused ice coffee to go which was an espresso, muddled mint, raw natural cane sugar, heavy cream, and ice. It looked and, I hear, it tasted delicious.
Their menu has many interesting food and drink options. We saw a server deliver a gorgeous avocado toast to a lucky dude.
There is an outside loft area with a peek view of the ocean. There’s one swing, indoor seating, and outside seating that works well for handicapped visitors. They are a drive-thru location as well.
We happened to visit on a Thursday and every Thursday there is no parking on Grand (on the Better Buzz side of the street) between 8AM and 10AM for street cleaning. We saw one guy get a ticket delivered to him personally as he arrived back to his car after a brief stop. (Bummer.) So, be warned.
There is 30-minute and one-hour parking while you are at Better Buzz, but there was a person monitoring the parking. After one hour, the parking is $5 an hour. I’m not sure what the parking security guy would have done had we stayed longer than one hour, but we each opted for two-hour parking on the street so we didn’t have to monitor our time.
Their website says they’ll have a new location opening in La Jolla on Prospect this summer, so it might land on our upcoming outings list.
Definitely worth a little coffee outing if you are in the area and enjoy a little walk on the beach before or after, but remember to mind the parking signs.