The Coffee Shop with a little bit of everything! From espresso to martinis, flights of toasts (thank you) and a dedicated flower shop — Communal is an absolute dream.
As downtown Oceanside, CA continues to be gentrified and more trendy shops and people move in, the need for hip coffee shops grows. Communal Coffee fills this need and raises us a one-stop-shop for all things trendy.
Let's start with the menu, the most important aspect when looking for your coffee fill. The expansive menu offers up a little bit of everything. Coffees and teas, a truly full breakfast selection, afternoon & evening and a decked bar. Looking at the coffee selection: Communal is less for the serious coffee snobs and more for the coffee shop vibes. While their drinks are good, their lattes are better than their selection of beans.
Communal Coffee knows the way to a trendy millennial's heart is through avocado toast and they have a dedicated 'Toast Bar' section of their menu. If you're looking for something sweet and different trying the Guava Toast! Made with cream cheese, guava jam and almond on french bread this is a dream. A twist on the OG is their Herbed Cucumber Avocado, which has herbed cream cheese and sunflower sprouts and reminds me of the cucumber tea sandwiches. 10/10
Drinks and evening delights are where Communal Coffee goes beyond being just your next favorite brunch spot. If you find yourself in Oside in the afternoon to evening shift, grab a glass of just about anything on their menu and treat yourself to the classic garlic roasted baby potatoes or try their Bahn Mi.
Communal knows what they're doing and seems to have cornered the market on all things aesthetic and tasty in South O. Communal Flowers is the expansion next door, adding the excuse to upgrade from our weekly TJ flower finds for whatever fabulous creation they have on hand. See you there because I'm on my way to Communal Coffee!