Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 15, 2012
The Village @ 631
Downtown San Diego
The East Village: A neighborhood with vast diversity in culture, lifestyle, entertainment, and dining choices. In the latter category; The Village @ 631 has come into it’s own as a local hot-spot for farm-to-fork cuisine, organically grown coffee and teas, and now craft beer and wines.
The space was previously operated as Java Jones Coffee House, but was unable to survive among the larger big name coffee chains. The space did have a loyal following, but unfortunately not enough to keep the doors open. Since then, new owners have moved in, along with an incredibly expanded menu that is starting to draw much deserved attention to a great new neighborhood eatery and coffee house.
The Village @ 631- Fresh food and ideas, as diverse as the neighborhood in which it resides.
The Village @ 631 has a personality all of it’s own, which has evolved dramatically over the past 12 months. Cynthia Hillman, the owner and visionary behind the Village @ 631, recruited a renown chef from the Lodge at Torrey Pines, breathing new life into the little neighborhood coffee shop. When entering, you immediately are drawn to its open and inviting atmosphere. The space is tastefully decorated, complimenting the industrial brick walls and exposed beam character of the building.
The Menu at the Village @ 631 focuses on Breakfast and Lunch. All breakfast entrees include seasonal fresh fruit, and range from creative omlettes and scrambles, to quiches and health conscious dishes. The breakfast menu is ever-changing, and will often include chef’s specials, served daily from 7:00am- 1:00pm.
The lunch menu offers a variety of salads and hot & cold sandwiches, and is moderately priced, for the quality ingredients being offered. I like the fact that you can add delicious options to your salads like marinated flank steak, or roasted garden vegetables.
The desserts and pastries are to die for…
Everything is from scratch, and it shows. I have a personal weakness for cookies, and as a self proclaimed cookie connoisseur, I can tell you that The Village @ 631 has some of the most interesting and delicious cookies I have ever tasted! Among my favorites are the salty/ sweet sensation of sea salt-white chocolate chip cookies. I also loved the hand dipped macaroons that are not only massive, but they taste amazing. Both are a perfect compliment to a delicious cup of slow brewed organic coffee.
Reggae Brunch at The Village @ 631
Looking for “Positive Vibrations” on your Sunday morning? The Village @ 631 now has Live Reggae music to add to their fantastic Sunday Brunch!
Unlike any other breakfast venue in Downtown, you can enjoy the sounds from the Caribbean. A relaxing kick start to a Sunday morning with $2.00 mimosa glasses, or if you are feeling really festive, purchase a pitcher for $10.00.
There are also craft beer specials, like $4.00 Maui Coconut Porter cans. I think that this is going to be a big hit that will put this great little neighborhood eatery on the map.
The Welcome To San Diego Team often features The Village @ 631 as one of the stops on their Downtown Lifestyle & Real Estate Tours every Saturday. Cynthia Hillman personally tells her story and offers delicious samplings for our guests.
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The Village @ 631
631 9th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101