Can I just start by saying how cool this place is?! The Coffee & Tea Collective and Juice Saves shops share an open warehouse-style space in the middle of East Village (which suits them perfectly). The spot is perfectly split down the middle; a clean and modern barista bar is set up on the left, while a fun geometric space filled with cleverly named juices sits to the right. We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, so we tried their cold brew coffee on tap as well as a sparking lavender lemon tea. And yes, they were both perfect. I would love to venture to the juice counter next time, and try the fresh pressed Aloe Vera Wang or Mango Unchained (told you they were clever).
Before you even walk in, the place is instagram worthy. Yes, I was the one getting up from my stool in the middle of the shop about 10,000 times to take a picture from a new angle. The two shops are run by Consortium Holdings, which is very obvious if you’ve been to any of their other San Diego spots. The CH group creates the coolest bars, restaurants, and speakeasies in San Diego, and each one is completely unique and inventive. Basically, if you find yourself in awe of your surroundings next time you’re having happy hour in San Diego, the place is probably CH owned. Their bars and eateries have become our all time faves since moving down here, and these two little places have definitely been added to the list.