Now that we have the kid-friendly places covered, I thought I would share a few places that the adults snuck away to that I found to be absolutely delightful!
First up is the cutest little coffee shop I’ve ever seen, Parakeet Cafe. They source local and natural ingredients to ensure that the “flock” receives only the best.
Growing up, Marcus’s great uncle Ron co-owned a condo in Leucadia, a sleepy beach town feet from the ocean. He would spend weeks with U.R. and couldn’t wait to visit a few of his favorites. On of which was the Potato Shack Cafe in Encinitas with it’s “manhole size pancakes.”
On a search for strong local caffeine joints, we discovered Better Buzz. This SoCal chain received a gold star from me on most beautiful interior design and outstanding tile work.
While exploring in San Diego we came across a ton of these succulent planters hanging outside of various business fronts. I’m obsessed.
One of the cutest and best curated stores we checked out was Pigment. I literally wanted to buy the entire store. They even had the most perfect children’s section. SWOON!
Feeling a little hungry after all of our shopping (and increased caffeine intake) we stopped into the California Tap Room. Upon seeing their advertisement of “hand rolled soft pretzels” we were sold.
A quick pre-beach morning coffee run landed us at Sugar and Scribe. Home of Food Network Champion Chef Maeve, it is the quintessential La Jolla hangout and was pretty packed while we were there.
Phew, finally got through the whole trip. As you can imagine, we were all pretty exhausted and needed another vacation after our vacation.