The final countdown to Xerocon San Diego has begun! With miles of coastline, nearly perfect weather year-round, world-class dining and more, it’s no surprise that San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City.”
If you have a few extra days to explore San Diego while you’re in town for Xerocon, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s best destinations that feature our local customers.
Check out our guide to San Diego’s top cafes, shops, and more:
Lucky Dutch Juice Co.
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Located in the trendy North Park neighborhood of San Diego, owner Jonny Donhowe opened up Lucky Dutch Juice in 2015. Lucky Dutch creates cold-pressed juices with best-selling flavors like Blood Orange Mexican Candy, cold brew coffee, ginger turmeric golden milk, and more. Jonny draws on his previous experience as a bartender to come up with some of the most unique juice flavors you’ll come across.
S3 Coffee Bar
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For an Instagram-friendly coffee spot, look no further than S3 Coffee. S3 Coffee is known for its colorful drinks like the rose gold latte, hibiscus kiss lemonade, and Ursula’s Revenge, which changes color when you add lemonade. Be sure to stop by on a weekend to try their famous Rainbow Latte!
Mad Flour Bakery
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Halloween-inspired bakery Mad Flour creates cupcakes with “scary good” flavors. Bestsellers from owner and pastry chef Michelle Armendariz include creations like “Boo-Nilla,” featuring a vanilla cupcake, brown sugar buttercream, pecan pie filling & syrup; “Bewitched,” which includes a peanut butter cupcake with cookies n cream buttercream and cookie crumble topping and more. Mad Flour also offers free delivery in San Diego!
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Located in San Diego’s historic South Park neighborhood, Gold Leaf was established in 2016 by Sonya and Kevin Kemp. The store features homeware, gifts and items for kids. Owning a shop together has been one of their biggest dreams, so stop by for curated goods for the home and hearth.