{SoFla Sage} Travel: San Diego by Food and Drink

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Start off your day with some coffee at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters! There are a few locations, the one that I visited is located in North Park.

dark horse coffee san diego

Cold Brew

dark horse coffee san diego

I didn’t follow the rules on the sticker, which promise you will be super hip if you drink your dark horse coffee black.

dark horse coffee san diego

Barista @JDEMPZ

dark horse coffee san diego


North Park is a fun area where you can channel your inner hipster, no lack of coffee shops, stores and eateries. Also located in North Park is Nomad Donuts:

nomad donuts san diego

Get your donut fix at Nomad where you will find very unique flavor profiles. The menu which changes daily can be found on Instagram the night night before @NOMADDONUTS

nomad donuts san diego

Blackberry Rosemary, Coconut Sugar Donut Holes, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Ube Taro

Lunch at the Queenstown Public House — A Whimsical New Zealand-themed establishment. It has a really fun decor, great food and is centrally located by many points of interest such as the harbor, convention center and gaslamp district.

queenstown public house san diegoView inside the main dining room

queenstown public house san diego

Soup & Sammie off of the Lunch Menu: Tomato Basil Soup & Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato.


Blazin Ahi off of the Lunch Menu: Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna, Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, Wasabi Aioli and Wasabi Peas on a Hawaiian bun.

Although I didnt get to experience any of the traditional New Zealand items off of the menu on this visit, I really enjoyed the rich tomato soup and the sweet and spicy flavor combination from the Ahi Sandwich, the wasabi peas really make it a winner. P.S. I hear the Heirloom Salad found on the lunch menu is a must.

Lunch at Lolita’s Mexican Restaurant, because you cant go to San Diego without some Mexican food!

Lolitas San diego

California Burrito

I really enjoyed the texture of the burrito wrap.

Lolitas San Diego

Yup, those are french fries IN the burrito, a signature feature of the Cali Burrito.

Lolita’s has several locations, the one that I visited is near the Padres Baseball Stadium.

Go visit the sea lions and the beautiful scenery in La Jolla then take a stroll over to get some Gelato at Bobboi Natural Gelato, where you will find an array of flavors that are made with fresh and organic ingredients.

bobboi la jolla

bobboi la jolla

Refreshing Mango and Watermelon

Dinner at Buona Forchetta — An authentic, festive neighborhood Italian eatery with wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas located South-East of Balboa Park.

buona forchetta san diego

buona forchetta san diego

buona forchetta san diego

Meatball Appetizer

buona forchetta san diego

Crespelle (Italian Crepe) with chicken, spinach and cheese

buona forchetta san diego

buona forchetta san diego

Sergio – mozzarella di bufala, prosciutto di parma, arugola, parmesan

Best pizza crust I’ve ever had, Sofia really worked her magic.

buona forchetta san diego


If you are in the mood for Italian food, you will not be disappointed at Buona Forchetta, it is the closest you will get to dining in Italy without actually being in Italy.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes

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One thought on “{SoFla Sage} Travel: San Diego by Food and Drink

  1. HOLLI suggested I order the Soup & Sammie. I was very happy that I did. The Soup was delicious and The Avocado sandwich was very enjoyable too !!

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