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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.

The Importance of Finding Community: How Specialty Coffee Helped Me Grow, and Why I’m Grateful

The Importance of Finding Community: How Specialty Coffee Helped Me Grow, and Why I’m Grateful

The first time I ever had coffee was when I was dumped by my high school girlfriend. I was depressed, sleep deprived, and working three jobs.

I needed the jolts, and lots of them. 

It first started with a latte from Starbucks. They were the only coffee shop in my neighborhood that didn’t serve a roast by the name of “Breakfast Blend” or "Donut Shop.”