WELCOME…

Located in the heart of Point Loma Village, Jennings House Cafe provides an alternative dining experience like no other, focusing on quality, freshness, and excellent customer service in a unique and memorable setting.

Offering signature dishes like our breakfast scrambles and homemade baked french toast w/ berries, as well as sandwiches, burritos, and other breakfast classics, and a wide array of sandwiches and salads for lunch, Jennings House is the place for locals and tourists alike. Why not complement your weekend brunch with a bottomless mimosa, cocktail, beer, or beverage of choice on our wrap around patio, in the serenity of our gardens, in the warmth of our parlor with light music playing, or in the quieter environment of our second floor for work or study.

Locally Owned and Operated

Hi! I’m Cathy Gallagher, managing partner of Jennings House Cafe. More than 20 years ago, when living on the east coast, I would occasionally visit a cafe in a small coastal bungalow that had a simple, but delicious menu and a warm inviting feel that drew in members of the community and kept them coming back! My own love for great food, fresh flavorful coffee, and good conversation lead me to dream of one day owning a similar place.

Fast forward to 2017… The beginning of a new adventure!

As my business partner and I explored the opportunity of opening a cafe and searched for the right location, we knew we wanted a place that offered comfort, atmosphere, and a unique experience! We also wanted to support our friend and founder of Cura Coffee, Thomas Fitzpatrick, by featuring Cura as our house coffee.

As Point Loma residents for well over 10 years, we were somewhat familiar with The Jennings House and always thought of it as a hidden gem. What we didn’t know, was the home’s rich history just waiting to be told. We were excited to breathe new life into this landmark of the Village, and invite and welcome the community to share great meals, drinks, and conversation in our Cafe!

~The Parlor
The Parlor is perfect for casual conversations with family and friends while sipping your favorite beverage and enjoying a healthy breakfast, hearty lunch, or a tempting treat. 

~The Library
A quieter, more intimate retreat, The Library is a sanctuary of sorts for those wanting a quieter place to study, work, or read. The Library can also be reserved for private parties or business meetings for up to 30. A separate catering menu is available. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails are available.

~The Veranda
Do you like to people watch or want to enjoy the great weather that San Diego offers year round? If so, then take advantage of The Veranda, our wrap around deck and patio area that puts you in the heart of the village of Point Loma out front, or in the back for a more serene outdoor experience on the patio, or in the lovely garden and fire pit area!

Phone

619.222.6857

Location

1018 Rosecrans St.

San Diego, CA 92106

 

Hours

Mon. - Sun.,

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Quiet and lots of room both inside and out. Good coffee and service. Parking is available in the back. WiFi is available. Dog friendly on the outside porch areas with water bowl. Very good place to relax”
— ***** Google Review
A cozy atmosphere with fantastic views of the downtown area and a generous coffee, tea, and breakfast menu.
— Neighborhoods.com, "San Diego Coffee Shops that Anchor Their Neighborhood"

EVENT SPACE

Are you looking for space to host a party, holiday gathering, business lunch, board meeting, family gathering, book club, or other special event? We have a variety of options for you! Our Library, or second floor, is a quiet tucked away space perfect for a meeting or private event. Our Back Patio, Firepit, and Garden area is an inviting and peaceful outdoor space that allows you to enjoy our wonderful weather with privacy and comfort. Our Carriage House offers an intimate venue separate from the house that can be set up to fit your needs.

Whether your plans are formal or casual, for a group of 5 or 40, our team will work with you to ensure that your needs are met and every detail of your special day is taken care of. Let us help you by entertaining your guests in our home, in an atmosphere that provides comfort and intimacy, as well as great food, an array of hot, cold, and adult beverages, and decadent desserts!

For more information, availability, and pricing please email Cathy ~ cathy@jenningshousecafe.com

 

SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY...

"Great little place hometown ..great food and Bloody Mary ..would recommend and will be back"   

 ~Gary, Yelp March 30, 2019

"We visit San Diego each year, and always make it a point to come here; great coffee, breakfast and service." 

  ~Brian, Google July 5, 2019

"Huge thank you to Jennings House Cafe in San Diego!!! Delicious food, great environment, and exceptional service. We were a group of 40!! Highest compliments. I would definitely recommend and my family will be back. Impressive all the way around."      

    ~Alisa Armstrong, Huntington Beach, CA

“Really neat little spot in a cool converted old house. Fantastic breakfast and great coffee”

~ Andrew, Google May 2019

"The owner is lovely and engaging with customers. The food is great. Love all the vegan options, especially the vegan cinnamon roll. Love that they serve breakfast all day. The scrambled eggs saved me after an exhausting day at work."

~Steven, Yelp May 2019

“Wonderful place to have lunch!”

~ Lena, Google June 2019

 

OUR FEATURED COFFEE

Cura Coffee is available in light, medium, and dark roasts. A common misconception about coffee is that the more flavorful or stronger coffees have more caffeine, when in fact that is just the opposite. For those who want a stronger, bolder, richer taste, typically a dark roast will suffice, however if caffeine is really what you're after, go for the light roast. Light roasts yield beans that are lighter in color, show little to no oil on the outside of the bean, and have a higher level of caffeine. Those preferring a bolder taste, should go for the medium roast which produces a darker bean with slightly less caffeine but a rich flavor. Dark roasts produce beans that are a deep, dark shade of brown and have an oily surface. The flavor is often described as richer and fuller bodied, with a pronounced bitterness, yet with less acidity than light or medium roasts. 

At the Jennings House Cafe, we are serious about our community and our coffee. Our concern for community is not just limited to the amazing small village of Point Loma that we live and work in, but the global community as well. That is why for our house brewed coffee, we have partnered with and feature the pioneering direct-trade Cura Coffee, with Point Loma roots.

Cura Coffee is a direct-trade coffee company that provides dental care to the families of coffee farmers and indigenous people in the coffee growing regions of Nicaragua. In these rural areas, medical and dental care is scarce if not non-existent. With every cup sold, Cura Coffee helps fund trips to Nicaragua for dentists and dental technicians from Loma Linda University who join dental students and professors from UNCIA (University Catolica of Nicaragua) to provide dental care to the community. Over the past ten years, thousands of dental procedures have been completed at no cost to the Nicaraguan patients.

San Diego dentist and Point Loma Nazarene University alumnus Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick developed his dream for Cura Coffee (Cura meaning "care" or "cure" in Latin) by teaming up with Tierra Nueva Coffee Cooperative to help market and sell their organic and premium small batch quality coffee in the United States. In conjunction with the nonprofit Cura Smiles Foundation, Dr. Fitzpatrick and Cura Coffee provide direct support and funding for dental care through coffee sales, coffee brewing events, gift packages, fundraisers, and other activities. In 2016, Cura extended its services for local San Diego homeless and impoverished citizens in need of dental care as well.

The owners of Jennings House Cafe have proudly supported and served Cura Coffee as members of Cura's Board of Directors since Cura's founding. We are to pleased to feature a coffee started by locals that is changing lives across the globe.

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For more information on Cura Coffee, please visit www.curacoffee.com

12 ounce bags of premium Nicaraguan grown and San Diego roasted Cura Coffee are also available for purchase at Jennings House Cafe.

 
 

CONTACT US

Open 7 days a week:

Monday through Sunday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1018 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106

619.222.6857

cathy@jenningshousecafe.com