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Upstart Crow

835 W. Harbor Drive at Kettner Boulevard, Seaport Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
+1 619-232-4855
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Cozy relaxed

If you are a woman alone this is a nice place to have a quiet break and rest your feet. The books... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
heimudan
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Lunch turned into apple pie and ice cream!!

First time to Upstart Crow and found it to be the gem in all the usual places. If you like eclectic... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Sweathog62
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Jenks, Oklahoma
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An amusing little bookstore filled with eclectic and charming curios, books, stationery, toys and San Diego-related literature.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
16 Mar 2017
“Cozy relaxed”
26 Oct 2016
“Lunch turned into apple pie and ice cream!! ”
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835 W. Harbor Drive at Kettner Boulevard, Seaport Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a woman alone this is a nice place to have a quiet break and rest your feet. The books are diverse. This is not Barnes and Nobles. But come and enjoy the interesting people the kindness and have a coffee or not....More

Thank heimudan
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

First time to Upstart Crow and found it to be the gem in all the usual places. If you like eclectic places to visit and maybe run into a local you have found the spot. A little off the main path but well worth finding...More

Thank Sweathog62
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This bookstore has a very small selection of books. The vast majority of the store's merchandise is cards, toys, gifts and all kinds of cutesy stuff. They do have a large selection of Penguin classic books, but if you are looking for something more current,...More

Thank Out_of_valley
Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband was attending a conference in San Diego and I had a lot of time to kill and not enough reading material. The Upstart Crow, located in Seaport Village along the water near the Convention Center, had a good selection of books and a...More

1  Thank organicprof
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stopped by while visiting Seaport Village. Found a good cup of coffee and a nice area to sit and enjoy it. If you want to read, relax, people-watch, or play a large game of checkers, Upstart Crow works. Lots of interesting shopping and great selection...More

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Lovely place to hang out and relax. Good diverse selection of books, good coffee, yummy cakes. eclectic mix of music in th background. a real find in this tourist village. Plus if you make a purchase you can use the wifi. Those of us from...More

1  Thank Nikkisibley
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Whenever we visit San Diego, we always stop at Upstart Crow to get their Chai Latte and to purchase greeting cards. They've got a fabulous selection of cards that always make us laugh. If you are looking for a unique gift or card, or just...More

Thank Cleomissy
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Love this establishment for its independant spirit and style. Here, everyone is kind and customer oriented. While there, I noticed the staff went to lengths to access materials high on shelves while assisting a patron in a wheelchair. Have been back here multiple times for...More

Thank cote_style
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Lovely unpretentious little bookstore / coffee shop that carries a wonderful range of both fiction & non-fiction titles, an amusing selection of the novel and the quirky (toys, novelties, postcards, ceramics, bags etc) and does a great line in delicious coffees (hot & cold) &...More

Thank Rune R
Reviewed 26 November 2012

I love reading books and I love local bookstore. Upstart Crow is one of the best places to spend time in my visit to Seaport Village. I was attracted by the fresh coffee brewing smell and decided to get one. They do make great coffee!...More

Thank Michael F
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