Coffee Shop

Hawthorn Coffee: A Beyond Normal Coffee Shop in Normal Heights, San Diego

Hawthorn Coffee: A Beyond Normal Coffee Shop in Normal Heights, San Diego

Beautifully lit and architecturally symmetrical, this beyond normal shop buildout in San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood may have established Hawthorn Coffee as San Diego's next hottest coffee shop. 

The building's original jade-green tiles rest below a tall and pristine glass facade, encapsulating a bounty of warm and neighborly Adams Avenue vibes. The beautiful wood-trimmed-glass front door is modern, yet classically American. Slightly elevated and smack-dab in the center of the shop, it brings in a lovely sense of balance to the shop.

Cafe Don Pepe - Trinidad, Cuba

Cafe Don Pepe - Trinidad, Cuba

This is Cafe Don Pepe in the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba. Thick-trunked trees with rubbery leaves shade the intimate concrete tables. They often fall onto the many highlighted Lonely Planet guidebooks you'll find here. But don't be fooled, this place packs a strong social atmosphere that you can feel as you enter through the flaking barn wood doors. 

The elegant stone walls are mustard yellow and littered with ashy writings of Cuban propaganda and coffee cups. The tall alcoves cut into the walls are spewing with signs of former Spanish wealth.