Margot and I went for coffee this morning. She declared it was time for someplace new. We drive down Turquoise street in North Pacific Beach and saw Valerie waving a sign like a homing beacon, directing us to the Turquoise, Cafe Bar Europa.
Only the outside coffee bar was open, but oo la la, the coffee was delicious. Margot had a little spinach quiche which she declared divine and was gone before I thought to snap a photo. The staff was just lovely.
Parking is a little tricky. On one side is a car wash, which you can park at in the evenings but not in the day, and on the other side is the VFW with clearly marked “VFW only” signs, and street parking is a little scarce. There was some back alley parking but it was full when we were there. But the Turquoise cafe vibe is beachy, pretty, welcoming and eclectic and makes the parking effort worth it.
We’ll be back one evening for drinks and music. Highly recommended.