Krakatoa is located in the heart of Golden Hill on 25th Street between B and C Streets. This unique and cozy café was once a small Craftsman house. It is nestled under the shade of a large fig tree, with a sizable patio deck that wraps around the front, side, and back of the building.
We offer free wireless, available during business hours and free parking can be found on the street or in our parking lot, at the rear of the building.
The owners of this establishment like to “keep it local” and are also responsible for such venues as the Casbah, Station Tavern, Live Wire, Starlite and The Whistle Stop – all San Diego institutions.
We proudly serve coffee and teas from Caffe Calabria, one of the finest roasters on the West Coast. Let us tantalize your taste buds with one of our espresso coffee drinks or a fresh brewed medium, dark, or organic roast. We carry soy, almond, rice, whole or non-fat milk, half & half as well as homemade whip cream.
Our manager, Julie, is also the baker, creating the scrumptious goodies that fill the pastry case. She always makes a point to have at least one vegan special (but usually several) as well as gluten-free items and is well known for the delicious vegan donuts served on weekends.
With cookies, muffins, cakes, quiches and many other delectable treats, you may find it hard to decide. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to see what Julie is cooking up this week!
We also offer a selection of tasty breakfast and lunch sandwiches, as well as salads and soups. Not only is our café named after a volcano but so are our sandwiches! These mouthwatering morsels are ‘bursting’ with flavor and served with homemade potato salad or fruit.
Krakatoa carries a wide selection of craft beer and wine by the glass. We also offer smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, water and sodas.
Our outdoor patio is dog and smoker friendly – both rarities these days. We even have a house cat named Anak, the child of Krakatoa. She was born right underneath our patio and is a friendly kitty that many of our customers want to take home, she’s so adorable!
There is something for everyone and always a quality cup of coffee to help you start your day or see you through it. Thank you for supporting your neighborhood coffee shop “Krakatoa” and we’ll see you soon!