Funky and upbeat Mexican joint with $3 happy hour Perfect for: getting turnt on a Sunday with bottomless brunch mimosas Known for: it's fun vibe and dangerous mezcal margaritas 2400 India St | @superelcamino | elcaminosd.com
James Coffee Co.
Cool coffee bar in a really cool space Perfect for: escaping the sun and relaxing in the back Known for: high quality, hand-crafted coffee 2355 India St | @jamescoffeeco | jamescoffeeco.com
A menswear boutique for the design-conscious Perfect for: finding something amazing you never knew you needed Known for: unique pieces around the theme of sounds, garments, and gear 2355 India St | @ajaxshoppe | ajaxshoppe.com
A pizza place for every pizza lover, even the vegetarian or gluten-free ones Perfect for: sharing slices with friends on the patio Known for: fresh, local, and organic hand-crafted pizza 1702 India St | @napizzame | na-pizza.com
Ironside Fish & Oyster
An oyster-lovers paradise set in a 1930's steamship Perfect for: fresh seafood with your favorite person Known for: dollar oyster happy hour and an extensive cocktail list 1654 India St | @ironsideoyster | ironsidefishandoyster.com
There's a few Cafe Gratitude's in Southern California, and for good reason. This bright and beautiful space features an entirely plant-based menu (read: vegan) and it's sooo delicious. Each dish is an affirmation, so when you order you end up saying things like "I am strong."