May 13, 2024 - News

Sips and Snacks: Coffee in a plant paradise

A hand holding up an iced coffee in a plant store.

An iced Luna de Meil at Selva Coffee House inside Terra Bella Nursery. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios

San Diego's best iced, honey-lavender latte is hiding inside a plant store.

Dig in: Selva Coffee House recently opened at Terra Bella Nursery in Point Loma.

  • It offers the perfect pick-me-up while you roam around the massive warehouse, deciding which plant(s) you'll bring home.

What I had: The iced Luna de Meil is on the sweet side and can also be made hot.

  • It paired oddly well with the tiny chicken mole burrito the barista recommended since their bacon-and-egg burrito was sold out.
  • The seasonal drinks were also tempting — the Queenie is a strawberry matcha with strawberry cloud cream, while the Obsessed is an ube latte.

The vibe: The modern space is airy, bright, Instagram-friendly and filled with plants.

  • With limited seating and parking, Selva isn't a cozy coffee shop to work from. But it's a cute spot for a breakfast date or a fun afternoon with a plant-loving friend.

If you go: There's a parking lot for the nursery, but park on the street if you just want coffee.

  • Hours are 6am-8pm daily.
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