Subterranean Coffee Boutique is a local gem in North Park where locals flock to for delicious Virtuoso coffee, great conversation, and a comfortable working environment. Owners Kelsey and Gene have created a hip cafe space that features local artists on the walls and handmade jewelry at the counter. They love striking up conversations with their regulars, most of them are super intelligent young people working on dissertations and interesting projects. Gene has been in the coffee industry, managing cafes for over ten years when he decided with Kelsey that they would love to open up their own.
They offer gluten free and vegan pastry options as well as delicious sandwiches.
Currently regulars are sipping on our new Colombia coffee, our first wholesale account to serve this special coffee. Subterranean rotates out their coffee origin selection each week and surprises customers with creative drinks such as the Subterranean Dirt – a blended yummy with ice cream, espresso grounds, mexican chocolate, and goodness.
October 4th marks their first year anniversary! Come celebrate with them with a visit to their cafe! Subterranean also hosts North Park’s Monthly Movie every first Monday of the month as well as live music and art weekly!
On top of the fish market restaurant hides a fabulous gem of a restaurant, Top of the Market. One of our longest wholesale client relationships, this fine dining restaurant serves a custom made blend as their house coffee and uses our virtuoso espresso in cocktails and savory sauce/glaze. Awarded “Best Seafood Fine Dining 2013″ by the CA restaurant association, they serve tasty entrees such as Lobster bisque espresso with a spiced sorbet oyster and Rare Fijian yellowfin tuna with bok Choy, heirloom carrots, sesame rice cakes and sesame beurre blanc.
Chef Ivan Flower just joined the Top of the Market team in May of this year. Chef brings 25 years of fine cuisine experience to Top of The Market. Prior to becoming Executive Chef at Top of The Market, Chef Flowers owned Fournos restaurant in Sedona, Arizona. Fournos received many accolades, including being named a top 25 restaurant in Arizona. He was also Executive Chef at L’Auberge de Sedona, the AAA Four-Diamond, Four Star award winning restaurant. While Executive Chef at L’Auberge de Sedona, Flowers completely re-designed the menus for the dining room, bar and catering. After this change, the customer satisfaction rating soared to 99 percent. Flowers has created extraordinary cuisine for some of the finest restaurants in Arizona, including T. Cooks at Scottsdale’s Royal Palms Resort and the Phoenician’s Mary Elaine’s and Different Pointe of View.
To read more about his experience and journey leading up to TOM, click Ivan Flowers Bio.
Chef Ivan’s incredible duck dish that utilizes Virtuoso Espresso in the delectable glaze.
Top of the Market is also a Wine Spectator Award, given for their phemonenal for wine line up. TOM Restaurant Manager, Erika promises fabulous wine pairing dinners to come in the near future. They also have Social Hour on Mondays through Fridays from 3-6 pm that features mixed drinks at the bar for a great price.
Visit Top of the Market on the harbor at 750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.
Grant’s Marketplace – a locals hangout that brings together the South Park community and serves as a hip spot for the school kids down the street to hang out and eat ice creams. Joe Grant opened his doors to the community almost eleven years ago with a dream to promote local small businesses and create a sense of community in the area. With this concept, he not only created just that with his fully stocked and diversified deli, but with his website - http://beaslob.org/, Supporter of Locally Owned Businesses. Joe has a unique vision that brings people together.
Gluten-free options are a must at Grant’s! Scrumptious gluten free bagels for the breakfast crowd, gluten free bread for sandwiches for the lunch crew and tons of delicious GF pastries for the coffee drinkers.
The cafe is not only dog friendly but bike friendly! Joe has a bike hanging from the ceiling in the sitting area in the back of the cafe. He says that it was custom built for him to become a potential delivery bike!
Grant’s Marketplace has the most cutting edge espresso machine and brewing technology. Special brew recipes chartered to each coffee are programmed into the machine for brewing perfection. Stop by the shop to try out a fabulous cup!