Get your caffeine fix, San Diego. Friday is National Coffee Day. Restaurants countywide are celebrating the day with specials devoted to our favorite morning beverage.
Pappalecco Cafe will serve $2 cappuccinos from 7 to 11 a.m. and share some Italian coffee traditions with patrons. The cafe is located in Cardiff, Del Mar, Hillcrest, Kensington and Little Italy. pappalecco.com
Coava Coffee Roasters, downtown San Diego’s new brew bar, will offer a cup of cold brew on the house from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 400 W. Broadway, San Diego. coavacoffee.com
Spill the Beans in the Gaslamp Quarter will get you roasted with house favorites like Mr. Ed and One Trick Pony or keep it basic with an espresso, cappuccino or latte. 555 Market St., San Diego. (619) 233-3836 or spillthebeanssd.com
Breakfast Republic will offer a Specialty Oreo Cookie Latte, made with espresso, steamed milk and the flavor of an Oreo cookie. The drink is finished off with whip cream and Oreo cookie sprinkles. If that’s too sweet for your tooth, there are other morning beverages to choose from. Grab your cup of joe at any of the following locations: East Village, Encinitas, Liberty Station, North Park and Ocean Beach. breakfastrepublic.com
True North Tavern in North Park is brewing coffee in a different way with its Java the Hut. The signature blend is made with Fugu Horchata Vodka, Kahlua, Modern Times Cold Brew coffee, fresh cream and cinnamon. 3815 30th St., San Diego. (619) 291-3815 or truenorthtavern.com
Park 101 barristas will be percolating fresh espresso, regular and specialty coffees, including The Zoolander, an orange mocha frappacchino, named after the famed movie. Guests have the option to substitute regular milk for soy, almond or coconut milk. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. (760) 434-2217 or park101carlsbad.com
The Duck Dive will offer Irish Coffee from 9 a.m. to close. The $5 specialty drink is made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, hot coffee, brown sugar and cream. 4650 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 273-3825 or theduckdive.com
Fig Tree Café will offer a Caffeine Sampler, a flight of three coffee beverages, a combination of three four-ounce tastes: a mocha, latte and Mexican mocha. Take your beverage to another level by adding a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream or Patron XO Cafe (a tequila and coffee blend). 416 University Ave., Hillcrest; 2400 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Point Loma; and 5119 Cass St., Pacific Beach. figtreeeatery.com
Dunkin’ Donuts will pour the coffee love with a buy one hot coffee, get the second hot coffee for free. Guests who purchase a medium, large or extra large cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee will receive a complimentary medium-sized hot coffee. The doughnut shop opened Sept. 20 at 225 Broadway, San Diego. Visit dunkindonuts.comfor more locations.