In my broad effort to explore my new home, I decided a new series entitled Local Love would be not only fun but help me get out of the house and into the my new community. My first (lucky) stop was at Lofty Coffee Co. – a coffee shop a mere five minutes from my house.
I stumbled upon Lofty thanks to the lovely folks at Yelp, and I can honestly say their coffee is damn good. Up there with Blue Bottle in SF- and I’m a picky coffee drinker. What I love most about Lofty is there commitment to sustainability and quality goods and services. All of their coffee is fair trade and their pastries are all organic as well. They have a decent selection of gluten-free pastries, and drip coffee as well as espresso drinks.
Lofty’s Slow Bar offers pour over, vacuum siphon or a slow brewed kyoto iced coffee. They offer a rotating selections of micro-batch roasted coffees, and if you want to gaze at this awesome coffee contraption- no one will stop you.
Lofty reminds me of home. A cafe I can come to for quality coffee, a nice atmosphere and time to write, read or ponder. I’m a bit of a coffee shop junkie, but thankfully I don’t have to go very far to get my fix.
If you live in Encinitas, and haven’t been here yet- do go! The atmosphere is quite lovely. I’ll be posting on a weekly basis my favorite local spots- and if you have any suggestions please let me know! Happy Hump day y’all!