Nostalgia Coffee opens first store in Carmel Valley

The award-winning coffee cart has a permanent address.

The Staff at Nostalgia Coffee's new store

Celebrating a grand opening.

Photo via @gillwight

Nostalgia Coffee Roasters has brewed some memorable coffee — but do you recall seeing it before? If you’ve sipped one of its brews, chances are you visited the coffee cart by a local business or market. Now, it has an address you can commit to memory.

📍 10945 Vista Sorrento Pkwy.

The female-founded and LGBTQ+ proud brand opened its café in Carmel Valley last week. Inside, you’ll find a welcoming community with hand-painted artwork in Danish pop-art style from the 1950s. But don’t worry, there’s also surf-themed art to show love to San Diego.

If that doesn’t get you energized, the coffee will. Founder Taylor Fields explains that during the pandemic, she put an emphasis on roasting — and it paid off. Nostalgia’s Columbia Sudan Rume won a Golden Bean in the Elite category at the world’s largest coffee roasting competition, and the brand is brewing something good by giving 5% of its revenue to its producers.

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