These seven incredible cafes in Solana Beach will have you coming back for seconds

Ranch 45

Ranch 45, a hub for good food and even better company, combines community with coffee. Providing incredible cuisine, such as Dutch steak and eggs and carne asada burritos, the restaurant remains mindful of its roots and emphasizes a farm-to-table experience. Ranch 45 also has cooking classes and a butcher shop, and it can be booked for private events.

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

For those with a sweet tooth, Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee will not disappoint. Their stunning donut selection is as picturesque as it gets: dollops of rainbow cream, chocolate drizzles, and even savory donuts filled with eggs Benedict. With a selection of daily flavors and monthly treats, donuts are made hourly so that every customer gets a fresh one. For donut lovers with gluten sensitivities, a weekly “gluten-friendly” option is available.

Lofty Coffee Co.

Located in the Cedros Design District, Lofty Coffee Co. is more than a trendy drink spot. The owners hope to inspire a sense of community by bringing people together. Although the inside of their storefront seems to have only enough room for their custom-made espresso machine, the expansive outdoor patio has plenty of seating. Kyoto-style cold brew and sustainably farmed eggs are a few of their Solana Beach specialties.

Solana Beach Coffee Company

With breakfast bites named after the King of Rock & Roll and inventive drinks, like the blushing mango blended drink, this adorable pink-themed coffee shop has been a Solana Beach staple for nearly two decades. Solana Beach Coffee Company is family-owned and female-operated, and their prime location on U.S. Highway 101 makes it easily accessible from Rancho Santa Fe and a tasty place to eat before heading to the beach. Breakfast is served all day long, so feel free to sleep in!

Madeleine Café & Bakery

For a taste of France without leaving the Pacific Coast, stop by Madeleine Café & Bakery. With fresh crepes and bottomless mimosas, as well as pain au chocolat and vanilla lattes, this café is serving up delicious treats throughout the day. In addition, they offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options so that everyone can indulge in their mouthwatering French cuisine.

Wild Note Café

Before a night out at Belly Up, Solana Beach’s premier venue for live music performances, grab a bite to eat at Wild Note Café. Their dinner menu includes lobster dumplings, filet mignon sliders, and chicken enchiladas suizas for a tasty combination of Pacific Coast- and Mexican- inspired flavors. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, they offer a decadent dessert menu.

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros specializes in homemade California-style comfort food. Serving both sugary and savory concoctions, their menu ranges from quinoa cake Benedict and their signature “Clairecakes” to chilaquiles. Claire’s focuses on sustainable practices in the food they serve and the buildings they operate. They’ve also recently opened a coffee shop and bakery adjacent to the main building. Claire’s Too serves hot drinks and freshly baked pastries for a yummy midday treat.


Whether you’re looking for an upscale breakfast or a quick afternoon pick-me-up, Solana Beach has something that will hit the spot. For more information on San Diego luxury real estate close to these amazing cafes, contact us today.