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Posted on: Monday, November 27, 2017

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Whenever I’m traveling, one of my favorite things to do is to check out the cool coffee shops in the area. I went to college in San Diego and have been back many times since but had yet to make it to the uber-cute, uber-Instagrammable Communal Coffee until my last visit in October. While my mom took Briar to the zoo to see her cousins (thanks Mom!), I strapped Landon onto my back and we explored this gem in North Park.

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

From the moment I walked in, I was in love. It was like a Pinterest dream come to life!

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Communal shares their space with Native Poppy, a super cute floral design company.

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

I think I’ve mentioned it before but my number one source of design inspiration is well-styled cafes and boutiques. I love when I walk into a space and can tell that much thought and effort went into crafting an experience that will appeal to all five senses. I notice marble countertops and minimalist logos stamped on cups and perfectly merchandised bags of coffee mixed in with overflowing succulents and air plants. I hear curated playlists. I take note of friendly employees with sleek haircuts and pretty tattoos on their forearms. I walk into a cute space and I go into sponge mode; I just want to soak in every last detail and apply the same styling to my own life!

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Speaking of merchandising, Communal does it right. I wanted to buy one of everything.

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

The outdoor seating area was just as beautiful and the indoor seating!

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

If you follow the path through the back, it leads to a plant nursery. Talk about one-stop shop!

Communal Coffee | San Diego | Ann-Marie Loves

San Diego has changed so much since I lived there eight-ish year ago! I feel like the city has evolved and cultivated a thriving creative culture that supports good design (and great coffee!). I can’t wait to return again soon!



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