Rebecca's

★★★★★
  • 3015 Juniper St

    San Diego, CA 92104

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  • 619-284-3663

About Rebecca's

Hours
Sun 12am-9pm, Mon-Tue 6am-9pm, Wed 6am-10pm, Thu 6am-11pm, Fri-Sat 12am-11pm

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It is hard to imagine now, in what seems a peaceful, united, reinvigorated, boutique-shop, old neighborhood, a coffee shop owner would need to keep a gun under the counter. Back in 1993 this was the case. Rebecca Zearing of her eponymous coffee shop says "It was a dangerous neighborhood back then, so we had to."

The somewhat quiet and serene woman, who was on her high school rifle team, is no longer a pistol -packing' mama. Zearing is, however, still full of surprises like the time she stood up to a drug dealer threatening to break her shop windows with a baseball bat. Rebecca occupied the "El Camino" space next door back then. The drug dealer was enraged because she was hurting his business. "All I could think about was, "it is going to hurt if he hits me with that." He ended up breaking the TV shop windows next door, the location she eventually moved into and still occupies. Or the time four ex-con's fresh out of prison rolled up with guns (concealed) and tried to rob the coffee shop. She went in back to get them food and calmly called the cops before coming back to face them and wait for the police to show up.

Rebecca is humble in talking about her own restaurant. "We serve sandwiches, soups, and salads." The truth is her kid friendly, eclectic shop serves works of art, at least those sandwiches made by staffer Courtney Klose. They seem too beautiful too eat, and are packed full of your choice of meat and condiments and come with a side of fresh fruit. The soup is made fresh and changes daily. Breakfast is served all day, and homemade muffin's cookies, croissants and pastries line fill the counter and display cases. All ingredients 100% organic and fair trade made.

At Rebecca's poetry readings and open mic' nights run twice a month and the around the clock weekends starting on Thursday feature live acoustic music jams and live jazz sessions. "I am simply amazed at how strangers here come together, become friends, says Zearing commenting both on the entertainment and community spirit evident in and emanating from her shop."

But most telling of all is Rebecca's tribute to the community that keeps her at peace. "A writer from the Reader came around with a story about North Park vs. South Park divide. What ever that is, and asked me about competition with others in the neighborhood. I said we have none, all businesses here support each other, he seemed to not like that and went off to find [or create] his controversy elsewhere."

It just goes to show Rebecca no longer needs that gun to fend off controversy and crooks.

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★★★★☆

It is hard to imagine now, in what seems a peaceful, united, reinvigorated, boutique-shop, old neighborhood, a coffee shop owner would need to keep a gun under the counter. Back in 1993 this was the case. Rebecca Zearing of her eponymous coffee shop says "It was a dangerous neighborhood back then, so we had to."

The somewhat quiet and serene woman, who was on her high school rifle team, is no longer a pistol -packing' mama. Zearing is, however, still full of surprises like the time she stood up to a drug dealer threatening to break her shop windows with a baseball bat. Rebecca occupied the "El Camino" space next door back then. The drug dealer was enraged because she was hurting his business. "All I could think about was, "it is going to hurt if he hits me with that." He ended up breaking the TV shop windows next door, the location she eventually moved into and still occupies. Or the time four ex-con's fresh out of prison rolled up with guns (concealed) and tried to rob the coffee shop. She went in back to get them food and calmly called the cops before coming back to face them and wait for the police to show up.

Rebecca is humble in talking about her own restaurant. "We serve sandwiches, soups, and salads." The truth is her kid friendly, eclectic shop serves works of art, at least those sandwiches made by staffer Courtney Klose. They seem too beautiful too eat, and are packed full of your choice of meat and condiments and come with a side of fresh fruit. The soup is made fresh and changes daily. Breakfast is served all day, and homemade muffin's cookies, croissants and pastries line fill the counter and display cases. All ingredients 100% organic and fair trade made.

At Rebecca's poetry readings and open mic' nights run twice a month and the around the clock weekends starting on Thursday feature live acoustic music jams and live jazz sessions. "I am simply amazed at how strangers here come together, become friends, says Zearing commenting both on the entertainment and community spirit evident in and emanating from her shop."

But most telling of all is Rebecca's tribute to the community that keeps her at peace. "A writer from the Reader came around with a story about North Park vs. South Park divide. What ever that is, and asked me about competition with others in the neighborhood. I said we have none, all businesses here support each other, he seemed to not like that and went off to find [or create] his controversy elsewhere."

It just goes to show Rebecca no longer needs that gun to fend off controversy and crooks.

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It is hard to imagine now, in what seems a peaceful, united, reinvigorated, boutique-shop, old neighborhood, a coffee shop owner would need to keep a gun under the counter. Back in 1993 this was the case. Rebecca Zearing of her eponymous

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★★★★★

It is hard to imagine now, in what seems a peaceful, united, reinvigorated, boutique-shop, old neighborhood, a coffee shop owner would need to keep a gun under the counter. Back in 1993 this was the case. Rebecca Zearing of her eponymous

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I love this place. I can go here any day and feel happy leaving. I'm always met with a welcoming person by the name of Cal. The arrangement is cozy for studying, journal-ing, reading, chatting...etc. They have live music (mostly jazz from what I've experienced) here and it's never been obnoxious music.

I generally only get tea because I'm on a budget, but I just tried one of their chocolate-chocolate cakes and it was overwhelmingly satisfying.

Definitely a wonderful spot to be.

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I love this place. I can go here any day and feel happy leaving. I'm always met with a welcoming person by the name of Cal. The arrangement is cozy for studying, journal-ing, reading, chatting...etc. They have live music (mostly jazz from what I've experienced) here and it's never been obnoxious music.

I generally only get tea because I'm on a budget, but I just tried one of their chocolate-chocolate cakes and it was overwhelmingly satisfying.

Definitely a wonderful spot to be.

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I just got back from Rebecca's and I thought I should write about how delicious her scones are. I had a blueberry walnut scone with a soy latte and it was fabulous. The scone was still warm from the oven where Rebecca herself was baking.

I so enjoy going to this coffee shop because they have free internet access and on the weekends they usually have bands or music of some kind...

This is a comfortable place to go and enjoy a morning with a scone and a cup of Joe!

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★★★★★

I just got back from Rebecca's and I thought I should write about how delicious her scones are. I had a blueberry walnut scone with a soy latte and it was fabulous. The scone was still warm from the oven where Rebecca herself was baking.

I so enjoy going to this coffee shop because they have free internet access and on the weekends they usually have bands or music of some kind...

This is a comfortable place to go and enjoy a morning with a scone and a cup of Joe!

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Rebecca's is a great place to study, especially on the weekends, when it's quiet and open 24 hours. The coffee is amazing and so are all the baked goodies. It's a great little secret place in South Park!

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Rebecca's is a great place to study, especially on the weekends, when it's quiet and open 24 hours. The coffee is amazing and so are all the baked goodies. It's a great little secret place in South Park!

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