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Upstart Crow

835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
+1 619-232-4855
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (6 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
835 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

After a five day conference in the centre of San Diego we decided to spend a few days relaxing before heading home.Our one bedroom suite(we'd call it a villa)had a totally enclosed outdoor fireplace and plunge pool which provided maximum privacy.The villa itself was spacious...More

Thank halifaxduoNovascotia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The bookstore/cafe never seems to change. It offers an assortment of books and gifts to suit visitors. The cafe brews excellent beverages and sells tasty treats; plus the seating area is comfortable and colorful. The store is a must on each of our trips to...More

Thank tapbelle
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is one of my favorite places in San Diego, great coffee and pastries selection, cheap and cheerful way to spend some time browsing funny cards, interesting books and sipping the best latte!

Thank Normacha
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The only bookstore in Seaport Village. The Upstart Crow tries to mix a coffee bar with a books store and a gift shop. For me, it was a case of not doing anything particularly well. The books were few and scattered about the building. The...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

How else can you describe a place where a mother duck brings her ducklings. The customers loved it. Fun atmosphere and excellent coffee.

Thank William B
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Let's start saying that lunch is not the most appropriate meal to have at this place. They have a vast assortment of cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. I did not try them, but I'd bet they taste as yummy as they look. Lunch is also...More

Thank Vale23
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I didn't know this little gem was in Seaport Village, until I searched book stores for a specific title I wanted. So I went to my favorite shopping area, checked the map, and headed over. I was delighted with the store. There are two floors,...More

Thank rhonda60103
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have loved Upstart Crow for as long as I can remember. In the heart of Seaport Village, this little coffee shop offers a cupful of wonderfulness! While living in SD, I would set time aside to regularly visit this cafe and bookstore. Everything about...More

Thank sunandstarlight
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A quiet place to read and purchase books. Friendly staff. Seaport Village can get busy during the summer and on weekends, but the Upstart Crow is always a calm respite from the restaurants, t -shirt shops and other touristy business places.

Thank reddog27
Reviewed 22 August 2015

First coffee and books venue I ever saw. here in Seaport Village since the 1980s its a great place to shop and nave a coffee and snack while shopping ...a favorite from the 1980s ! C&H

Thank ahdiii
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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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