SO and I just got back from a weekend in San Diego at the Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. When we awoke this morning in need of caffeine, we considered room service, the coffee shack next door on the beach, or any of the numerous chains in the area. But a quick CH search led us to Cafe 976, and we were so glad! It's just a short walk up Felspar (sp.?) from the hotel, in an adorable little house. It's just ramshackle enough to not be precious (but not so much that you might have hygiene concerns). SO had oatmeal, I had a bagel sandwich (with cream cheese, pesto, tomato, and mozarella), he had regular coffee, I had a chai latte, and we were very happy. I don't think any part of the food and drinks was spectacular, but the whole thing was just extremely nice. The garden and porch were lovely, but as it was a little chilly we sat inside in the sunroom, which was charming. There were lots of students and families, and it clearly is a neighborhood favorite. We live in Downtown LA, where there is nothing of the kind, so it was especially nice for us. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a warm and authentic coffee experience in Pacific Beach!