By Scott Ingenito
“At Newbreak our mission is to provide our guest the experience of a full flavor of quality service, Rich in the aroma of smile and wrapped in a robusto blend of enthusiasm”
It goes without saying that Californians are much more laid back than New Yorkers, but it seems that in Ocean Beach San Diego the locals are even more laid back than other west coasters. Another thing about the west coast, culinarily speaking, is that they have much more healthy choices, and a lot of them even vegetarian & vegan. It shocked me from the moment I stepped into my first eatery out here, I actually had choices, and not just a veggie burger or modified recipe that adds tofu or some tasteless substitute. Just real, fresh, delicious and honest menu options that to me seemed so different and odd but to these locals- completely commonplace.
My first morning in San Diego after sleeping the jet lag off, I woke up at 6 a.m. and even though this is early I did not mind waking up because it is so beautiful here. It’s february, Im wearing sandals, jeans & a t-shirt as I stroll across the street from my studio rental over to this little local cafe, The Newbreak Coffee Company, for a latte & bagel, so simple yet so Amazing! kicked Starbucks’ ass! The first thing that I took notice of when walking into the cafe was this huge wall unit with all fresh grain teas & coffee beans, and a rack of mugs with names painted on them. The names of the Locals whom visit for breakfast or coffee each day, which lends even more credibility to how amazing this place is. The staff were so extremely sweet and helpful, helping with menu options and even a little bit of advice for other places to go in OB to visit while I am in town.
I took my latte down to the pier, watched the storm waves roll in, strolled through the local shops, I stopped back into this amazing little cafe and ordered lunch later on in the day. I ordered “The Secret Garden” inside: a gardenburger grilled to perfection, fresh made hummus, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, tomato, red onion all wrapped up in a super soft spinach wrap. All with a side of fresh melon & apples! all for $5.49! Without a doubt one of the top 5 healthiest & tastiest lunches I have ever had!!! I know for sure that for my next 9 days in OB I will be heading down to the NewBreak Coffee Company everyday at least once if not twice.
Special thanks to Owner Norma & her amazing staff @ the Sunset Cliffs location for all her help and hospitality. She is making my stay in OB extra pleasant.
If you get the chance next time you are in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area of San Diego stop in and have breakfast or lunch at the #1 voted best Cafe.
(the location which I reviewed)
Newbreak Coffee Co. & Cafe
Sunset Cliffs location exudes the charming style of a European café.
1830 D Sunset Cliffs Blvd
Ocean Beach, CA 92107
6:00 am-5:00 pm Weekdays
6:30 am-5:00 pm Weekends
Newbreak @ the Beach
Newbreak @ the Beach boasts a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean
1959 Abbott Street
Ocean Beach, CA 92107
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
6:30 am – 6:00 pm