New coffee spot in Encinitas

By
Real Estate Agent with The Ernie MacManus Group

Last week, my friend Moose Mau from Guaranteed Rate Home Mortgage brought coffee to our Wednesday morning Realtors meeting from his friend Eric Myers’ new coffee shop, the Lofty Bean inEncinitas. The coffee was great, so I decided to make a stop there while out and about today. I admit that I expected the same ole locally-owned, no frills coffee shop, but what I found was a whole lot more.

Upon entering, I was immediately greeted by two friendly baristas with winning smiles. Michelle and Megan made me feel right at home and suggested some of their unique concoctions. I was totally impressed by the selection of interesting coffee drinks and food on their menu. For breakfast, they offer an assortment of fresh bagels, yogurt, and oatmeal with fruit. They also have a fresh French Quiche that looked amazing! I only wish that I had room in my stomach for that too. The lunch menu was certainly appetizing as well, featuring a full sandwich board and hot Panini’s. All of the food was definitely in keeping with Encinitas’ health conscious population.

Now for my favorite part of the visit, the coffee. I was up for anything so I asked the ladies for a recommendation. They gave me a few and they all sounded great, but I decided on the Nutella Latte. Wow! I’ve had Nutella on toast, but never in coffee. It achieved a great taste without sweetness overpowering the rich flavor of their coffee. And speaking of their coffee, the Lofty Bean brews their coffee for a full 17 hours in order to reduce acidity and bitterness. That’s not something you hear of very often. They also brew their own Chai and Iced Tea, and make homemade caramel.

I highly recommend checking them out when you’re in the area. The coffee will not disappoint and you will definitely appreciate the hospitality and ambiance.  Make sure to bring your laptop too, the Lofty Bean offers free wi-fi for customers. Here’s their Facebook page and their address. I’ll see you there!

Comments (4)

Suzanne Gantner
Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate - Round Rock, TX
GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR

That sounds delicious!! I love locally owned, shops like this.  We need to support shops such as the Lofty Bean.

Jun 23, 2011 04:22 AM
Steve Stenros
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula - San Diego, CA
CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

Thanks for the information, Ernie. How long has the Lofty Bean been open? I may have had a cup or two there already!

Jun 23, 2011 05:43 AM
Ernie MacManus
The Ernie MacManus Group - Carlsbad, CA

It's been open 5 weeks this Sunday.

Jun 23, 2011 06:24 AM
Steve Stenros
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula - San Diego, CA
CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

OK, then it wasn't the same place. I'll stop in and give them a try!

Jun 23, 2011 07:42 AM