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Upstart Crow

835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
+1 619-232-4855
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“seaport village” (20 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The name may be the same but this is not the Upstart Crow I loved It still has the coffee shop/bakery but it is not a book store. Most of the items here are trendy, tacky knick knacks. They have a very few current books...More

Thank krlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked quite a way to find this place expecting it to be a bookshop. What did I find? It isn't a bookshop. By any stretch of the imagination. There are about twenty books in here, eighteen of which seemed to be movie tie-ins. There's...More

Thank notmickey
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Got myself an orange coffee. It was heaven. I hate orange chocolate but I had to try this. Was amazing. The coffee shop caters to the liberal and democrat mindset. They had anything and everything you could want if you hate Trump. Even the stores...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We are fussy coffee drinkers and these guys made a great iced latte. Not cheap at $5.25 but worth it. The bookshop come cafe is also a nice spot to sit and enjoy your coffee. We didn’t eat but they had a number of cookies...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Very few places have much character anymore in downtown San Diego. The modern cookie cutter image of the new has filled almost every street and alley. Upstart Crow is a refuge amongst the bay. A good book, Pastry and Tea...enough said

Thank blackmarble1j
Reviewed 25 December 2016

After 30+ years Upstart Crow is closing. Seaport Village's lease ends in 2018; and sadly the area will be "redeveloped", which doesn't necessarily mean made better. Upstart Crow, you'll be missed.

Thank Kimmey C
Reviewed 21 November 2016

In Seaport Village this is a better bookshop than a Cafe. Basic coffee and cakes. Good place to sit drink and read.

Thank colindjones
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Seaport Village is unique. Upstart Crow is delightful. Along with shopping you walk San Diego Harbor taking in the salt air, marveling at the blue waters and wondering where all the money came from to buy thee hundreds of yachts in the slips.

Thank Stensafriend
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A fun place to visit especially if you want to enjoy a tea or coffee in an atmosphere that is not the typical chain. It's close to the water and atmosphere of the area is delightful.

Thank LoriF309253
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I so wish we had this in my town! The atmosphere was amazing, coffee was good and so was the food. Lots of fun gift items and books!

Thank kbqhills
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-4855
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