Established in 1990, Old Cal Coffee is the oldest & best coffee shop in San Marcos. We wanted to create a community environment where friends can gather, study, meet, draw, read poetry, play games, laugh and of course, eat & enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea. We Offer Free Wi-Fi to all our patrons with plenty of couches and study tables!
We have a full Food menu and everything is Fresh & Delicious! Morning Scrambles, Gourmet Sandwiches & Wraps, Specialty Soups & Salads, Smoothies, Bagels, Pastries and Desserts are served all day and all night. We’ve become quite famous for our Vegetarian & Vegan dishes such as our Baked Tofu and Homemade Vegan Chili. Come on in and taste for yourself…. Old California Coffee House & Eatery in San Marcos Ca is Proud to announce….”We now serve Gluten Free Sandwiches and Muffins” We use the best tasting bread for all our gluten free sandwiches!
“Waking up San Marcos since 1990”, Old California Coffee House & Eatery is a great place for community activity. From the games we provide to the study groups at the back tables, Old Cal Coffee has a warm, loving environment where our customers feel at home! We’ve created a cool hip environment that makes a great place for meetings, performances, celebrations, fundraisers, entertainment and weddings…
Hope you will make us your daily choice!
Congratulations are in order for the entire Old California Coffee House & Eatery team for earning the Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award once again in 2014!!!
Old Cal Coffee Wins “The Best Medium Size Business in San Marcos Award!” On January 24th, 2014 at The Twin Oaks Golf Course, The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Board of Directors Installation Luncheon. The day included the San Marcos Hall of Fame Awards, The Business of Excellence Awards, the Chamber Installation of the New Board of Directors and Gary Templeton, former Padre great and San Marcos resident, as the Key Note Speaker.
Old California Coffee House & Eatery has been named the best coffee shop in San Diego three years in a row, was honored as best medium business in San Marcos and is the Talk of Twon 5 Star Customer Service Satisfaction Award 5 years in a row! Old Cal Coffee House & Eatery is the original Coffee Shop in San Marcos and is celebrating its 24th year in business!
Old Cal Coffee has an expanded food menu and now serves morning scrambles, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, vegan chili, gluten free sandwiches, vegetarian meals, smoothies, and desserts as well as a full line of gourmet coffees and teas.
“Waking up San Marcos since 1990”
Long before the big chain coffee houses moved here, a little coffee house – not much more than a stand opened up in Restaurant Row. It had one employee and limited hours. Soon the place was hopping and locals were lining up to order drinks not usually found outside of Seattle, at the little coffee house then known as Mocha Marketplace.
Fast forward thru the years, five remodels, and a name change later, and the once little coffee house now has a hand full of employees, lots of seating, and is open for 14+ hours each day, seven days a week.
A lot has changed over the years, but we still remain committed to providing the finest quality locally roasted coffees and ingredients that we always have. We’ve added a more diverse café food menu with many vegetarian and “vegan” selections. The comfort of sofas and chairs to lounge in, and access to free wireless internet has become a huge draw for business professionals and students alike. Nightly we light the fire pits for cozy gatherings and on Friday and Saturday nights we have live local entertainers on the patio.
Our Goals include being a haven from the sterile, cookie-cutter atmosphere of the corporate coffee house, and offer a respite from the hectic, frenzied pace of life. We strive to preserve the legacy of the coffee house as a place of community – a place to meet friends, hang out and relax, have stimulating conversations, listen to music, read, study, draw, write poetry, meet with business associates, enjoy the local flavor and have some great coffee and eats.
Hope you will make us your daily choice.