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Where's the Best Cup of Coffee in San Clemente?

Bryan & Siobhan Ulnick

The Ulnick’s are among the most successful real estate partnerships in coastal orange county and bring over 35 years of real estate experience inclu...

The Ulnick’s are among the most successful real estate partnerships in coastal orange county and bring over 35 years of real estate experience inclu...

Oct 3 4 minutes read

Where’s the Best Cup of Coffee in San Clemente?

No day is complete without a good cup of coffee! If you live in San Clemente, you have your choice of a wide array of excellent, top-notch coffee shops to fit your morning mood.

Whether you’re grabbing a hot latte on your way to work or an iced coffee as to head to the beach, here are 7 locations in San Clemente where you can count on some delicious handcrafted beverages: 

Photo courtesy of Ellie’s Table at North Beach Facebook page

Ellie’s Table

For an assortment of delicious coffee drinks and homemade food, stop by Ellie’s Table. This popular spot pays homage to Eleanor Mastroianni, whose culinary talent is found in classic and innovative dishes.

Address: 120 W Avenida Pico, San Clemente CA 92672

Hours: 6:00am-2:00pm Monday-Saturday; 7:00am-2:00pm Sunday

Cafe Calypso

For those looking to take it slow, Cafe Calypso is the spot. With intimate indoor and outdoor seating, you can enjoy your morning espresso with friends or meet with business partners. Delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch selections at Cafe Calypso guarantee a fresh start to your day!

Address: 114 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

Hours: 6:00am-4:00pm

Zebra House Coffee

If you need energy on the go, swing by Zebra House Coffee drive-thru. Top-notch service and delicious coffee ensures you will feel ready to take on the day. Grab a muffin with your cup of joe and nothing can stand in your way!

Address: 1001 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672

Hours: 6:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday; 6:00am-3:00pm Saturday-Sunday

Photo courtesy of Bear Coast Coffee’s Facebook page

Bear Coast Coffee

If you want coffee that’s complex, head to Bear Coast Coffee. The selections are rotated, so the only thing that remains consistent is the quality. With house-made flavorings, you can wake up with a coffee that is so much more than your average cup o’ jo at Bear Coast.

Address: 618 1/2 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672

Hours: 6:00am-6:00pm

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Any true “Peetnik” will tell you there's no better coffee shop than Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Peet’s makes high quality drinks with the same richness its founder first introduced to America. Drop by Peet’s and taste the coffee (and tea!) revolution!

Address: 801 Avenida Talega, Shop 2A, 101, San Clemente, CA 92673

Hours: 5:00am-8:00pm

Tina & Vince’s (Italian Specialties)

For the best cappuccino, no place beats Tina & Vince’s. This delicatessen specializes in Italian fare, from sandwiches to appetizers and authentic beverages. Stop in to add a taste of Italy to your morning commute!

Address: 221 Avenida Del Mar, Suite B, San Clemente, CA 92672

Hours: 10:30am-8:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday


If you want connections with your coffee, look no further than Starbucks. A global purveyor, Starbucks provides a high-quality product and an environment that fosters creativity and communication. Whether you’re working, meeting friends, or winding down, Starbucks has what you need.

Multiple locations throughout San Clemente

Hours: Hours vary by store

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