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More than a Cafe...

1047 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Unwind at our Downtown San Diego Café

Step right up. We'll prepare your favorite beverage: a flat white, a fresh-squeezed juice or an Aperol spritz. Any time of day. (We don’t judge.) We're here to serve: tasty pastries, tempting bites, and of course: delicious libations. Just ask. After all, it's what we're here for.

Hours of Operation


Christmas Special

December 24 & 25

Herb Crusted Prime Rib

Roasted garlic whipped potatoes, chive popover, foraged mushrooms and pearl onions, truffle jus

$54 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

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Fall Specials

Indulge in Alma's delightful Fall Specials! Treat yourself to a culinary journey filled with seasonal flavors, refreshing drinks, and delectable dishes. From light and vibrant salads to succulent grilled delicacies, our menus capture the essence of fall. Sip on our handcrafted cocktails or enjoy a glass of chilled wine while basking in the warm weather. Join us and savor the taste of fall in every bite. Fall specials available at The Desmond and The Café.

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