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A few weeks ago, fellow blogger, cc and I met for lunch, which needed to be rearranged (here is a link to her post; my post will appear soon enough) and after a very nice lunch, we drove on 30th, to just North of University to Caffé Calabria for refreshing beverages.
which only bakes thin crust/Neapolitan style pizza (and calzones) after 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
You can see one panino press to the right on the back counter; there are three total.
which was right in front of the coffee roaster, which was not roasting coffee when we were here. I would like to experience the smell of fresh-fresh roasted coffee. Many San Diego restaurants serve Caffé Calabria coffees, which I have always enjoyed.
Our order- a large iced mocha and a doppio macchiatto. The mocha -chocolate and espresso- was good and had enough caffiene to make cc hyper for most of the evening. The double shot of espresso topped with a 'kiss' of milk foam was deep flavored yet I could detect a sweetness to the steam pressured coffee without having to add any sugar.
He ordered a "Hammerhead"- regular coffee with a shot of espresso ($2.50)- and I ordered another doppio macchiato ($2.60).
We also decided on two items available in the counter, which I asked to have warmed.
The Prosciutto Cotto ($3.25)-rosemary ham topped with Fontina cheese and black pepper. This was so good! There was quite a lot of ham, just enough cheese and the warming on the press made the fresh bread crust crispy on the outside, but the crust is thin and the bread was warm and soft on the inside. This was a perfect size for the two of us to share...
because The Mister had ordered this-a dolce-sweet. Nuttela con nocciola ($1.50)-chocolate hazelnut spread topped with chopped hazelnuts. As you can see, it was served on a small roll (with the same thin crust as the baguette) topped with powdered sugar. The nicest antithesis of a donut, ever.
I am sure we will be returning to Caffé Calabria to try the pizza and other available sandwich items. There are several other places in this old San Diego neighborhood which we found by simply walking around the block. I want to explore.
I hope everyone is having a good week!
Caffé Calabria 3933 30th Street San DIego 92104 (619) 291-1759 Website