The corner space at W. Washington and Albatross in Hillcrest has been through a few coffee shop iterations but District Coffee Bar, which moved in and opened for business earlier this month, might be the place most serious about coffee to-date.
With a sleek and spare design, the coffeehouse put the focus squarely on their coffee—serving only beans from Chicago/Los Angeles-based Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea (also found at The Linkery), including the company’s Black Cat espresso blends and a rotating collection of their single origin coffee.
Order a cup of coffee at District and the beans will be freshly-ground and brewed using the pour-over method, through a coffee filter-lined ceramic cone set atop a glass carafe.
The coffee bar also serves great pastries from Darshan Bakery in Encinitas (We stopped into the European cafe for a croissant after our first taste at Union Kitchen + Tap.)
Check out District Coffee Bar on Saturday, June 4, when the coffeehouse will host their Grand Opening event. 301 W. Washington St.