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Upstart Crow

835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
+1 619-232-4855
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“seaport village” (20 reviews)
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835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
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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
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A nice little bookstore with lesser found items (not necessarily books). There is a coffee shop inside too. It was a bit stuffy, didn't have the best airflow inside, but still a must see in this area.

Thank mlaw1970
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I started a couple of my mornings in San Diego with coffee and breakfast goody at Upstart Crow. Absolutely charming and I felt free to take my time, eat, read, and get a positive start on the day! Food was yummy and good value.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Any time we are in San Diego, we always walk through Seaport Village and stop at the Upstart Crow. Their coffees and pastries are delicious. We love browsing through the bookstore and looking at their selection of books and unusual gift items. It's a very...More

Thank hjmasi
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US$ 10
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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