Visit South Park, San Diego

Rebecca's Coffee ShopSouth Park, San Diego is one of the neighborhoods we’ll be looking at when we move out of our suburban home next year. The neighborhood sits just south of beautiful Balboa Park (get it, South Park).The photo above is of a mural outside Rebecca’s Coffee House on the corner of 30th and Fern St.

Rebecca's Coffee HouseRebecca’s is always my first stop when I get a chance to visit the area. This Saturday I indulged in a large apple cinnamon muffin and a medium latte. They always sprinkle a little cinnamon in their lattes which is heaven. It’s the perfect snack place before you wander across the street to my favorite store in South Park.

The Grove at Juniper & 30th

The Grove at Juniper & 30th is a completely unique store. It’s a bookstore/yarn store/fabric store/kitchen store/clothing boutique/gift store. I love independent bookstores but the book buyer at this store is especially good at her job and they carry a really different collection of books. They don’t carry Miley Cyrus’ memoir but I did pick up a copy of Anne Lamott’s newest book. Yay, Me! 

yarn departmentFor all you yarn addicts out there….the yarn collection here is spectacular. I don’t knit, but this place makes me want to learn. They hold classes here and you can also arrange for private lessons in knitting and crochet. My daughter and I are considering arranging a beginning crochet lesson for the both of us before her Fall break. Going to get our crochet on!

fabric departmentIf you’re a quilter, this is the place for you. They have a great collection of the newest fabrics. They carry Amy Butler and Judi Patuti fabrics as well as a large line of laminated fabrics. It’s really hard to walk out without any. So pretty.

gift sectionIf you’re looking for a gift, this is a great store for finding really unique gifts. They carry items created by local artists, as well as a great collection of kitchen tools and aprons.

country cottageThis corner has several cool stores, adorable cottages and the cafes are dog-friendly, so next time you’re near Balboa Park, wander over to South Park and see where the cool people hang out. Hopefully next year, that will include me as well.

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