Top 15 Places to get an Acai Bowl in San Diego 2024

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Here are the Top 15 Places to get an Acai Bowl in San Diego for 2024!

Because on a warm sunny day, there’s nothing quite like indulging in an acai bowl packed with fresh fruit, coconut flakes, a drizzle of honey, and homemade granola – are we right?

From La Jolla to downtown San Diego and all the way up the coast to Oceanside, uncovering the ultimate spots for you to enjoy these delightful superfood treats. Acai bowls are packed with fresh ingredients and can serve as a healthy breakfast or lunch option for both you and your little ones!

Our Top 15 places to grab an Acai Bowl in San Diego (in no particular order):

acai bowl in san diego1. Better Buzz Coffee Roasters – Locations throughout San Diego

With locations spanning across San Diego, from Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Encinitas, La Mesa, Mission Valley, Coronado, and Bonita to Mission Gorge (just to name a few!), they offer delectable acai bowls alongside their signature coffee blends. We absolutely love their Best Drink Ever®, a classic Americano + signature creamy vanilla (hot or iced!), and we agree with their motto: Life’s Better Buzzed.

Address: Click here to see all of their locations.

2. Java Earth Café (Two Locations in Pacific Beach & La Jolla)

With a short walk to the beach and incredible customer service, Java Earth has become a local favorite. The beauty of the acai bowl, the generous portions, the low cost, and the yum factor make Java Earth a top choice for local mamas.

Address: North PB  4978 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109 & La Jolla 1030 Torrey Pines Rd Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 

acai bowl in san diego3. The Mad Beet – Pacific Beach

Located in Pacific Beach on Garnet Avenue. This place is loaded with creativity, beginning with the names of their menu items (they had me at Luther Crandross). The walls are decorated with incredible themed love art by Pacific Beach’s favorite local artist, Art by Autumn. However, the store’s desire to create a community of health-conscious locals seems to draw people in and keep them coming back for more. Oh, and did we mention: THEIR AÇAÍ BOWLS are AWESOME! If you like to stick to the basics, you’ll love their Acaiwol Nation. An adventurous soul might go for the Granolling Stones. This place is #1 in overall creativity and fun.

Address: 933 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

4. Juice Kaboose – Pacific Beach & La Jolla

Juice Kaboose is the first juice bar in Southern California and the first place to sell the Acai Energy Bowl and Pitaya Energy Bowl. It is widely agreed that Juice Kaboose offers the most comprehensive fresh juice cleanse program. Did we mention they are also serving up healthy sandwiches? Yup, and they are delicious!

Address: La Jolla – 7556 Fay Ave La Jolla, CA 92037 & Pacific Beach – 1826 Garnet AvePacific Beach, Ca 92109

5. Rum Jungle Cafe – Pacific Beach

A frequent recommendation by San Diego locals, you will immediately be drawn in by their vibrant fruit-filled pictures and Hawaiian decor. We recommend the Pacific Beach, Hawaiian, Amazon, and Aloha bowls. All are worth a try and will likely top your favorite San Diego acai bowls.

Address:  4150 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92019

6. Swami’s Cafe

With convenient locations throughout San Diego County (Encinitas, Hillcrest, La Mesa, Downtown San Diego, Vista, North Park, Escondido, and Oceanside) and portions that are out of this world, Swami’s Cafe is a favorite spot for many for both their acai and pitaya bowl and a delicious breakfast. Known for using the freshest ingredients in their menu items, the entire family will be happy with his breakfast spot! It has a little something for everyone.

Address: Click here to see all of their locations.

acai bowl in san diego7. Northside Shack – Point Loma & North Park

This is hands down one of our favorites, and San Diego Moms owner Niki and daughter Kaialani make this one of their top choices! The mini is HUGE – they have huge portions, are of impeccable quality, the fruit is incredibly fresh, and there are SO many options. They also serve up hot oatmeal for when you’re not in the mood for something frozen, which we love.

Address: Point Loma: 1255 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106 & North Park: 3773 30th St UNIT H, San Diego, CA 92104

8. Vitality Tap – Downtown San Diego

A commitment to healthy living and a passion for the benefits of juicing brought us Vitality Tap of San Diego, California. Bright counter-serve juice bar offering cold-pressed drinks, smoothies, fruit bowls & cleanses.

Address: 650 1st Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

9. O.B. Smoothie Bar & Subs – Ocean Beach

A cozy spot in Ocean Beach known for its generous portions of acai bowls with a variety of toppings. They also serve healthy wraps, subs,  breakfast bagels, smoothies, fresh vegetable juices, and fresh fruit salads!

Address: 5001A Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

10. Parakeet Cafe – Little Italy, Del Mar and La Jolla

They serve up vibrant acai bowls alongside their health-conscious menu, fruit smoothies and more. At Parakeet Café you will find yourselves amongst friends and neighbors, foodies and yogis, young and old. You will be a part of a celebration of one of life’s simplest pleasures and one of the most joyful acts we as humans can do: share a meal or have a drink.

Address: La Jolla – 927 Silverado St., La Jolla, CA 92037

Del Mar: 3745 Paseo Place, Suite 820, San Diego, CA 92130

Little Italy: 1680 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

11. Nekter Juice Bar – 15 Locations throughout San Diego County

They offer refreshing acai bowls made with fresh ingredients. Nékter Juice Bar has entirely transformed the juice bar experience, offering total ingredient transparency by eliminating hidden fillers, unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients, and artificial flavors from its entire menu. Nékter’s menu is beautifully simple: six fresh juices, seven smoothies and five açaí bowls, plus a variety of healthy snacks.

Address: Click here to see all of their locations.

12. Roots Bowls – Hillcrest

Let us tell you, taste is everything to them, and they deliver on that promise. When you order, they whip up your acai bowl, ensuring that burst of flavor you crave. We give the Roots Bowl 5 stars! Their commitment to freshness doesn’t stop there. The ingredients are sourced straight from local farmers’ markets, guaranteeing top-notch quality in every bite.

Address: 1225 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

13. Juice Wave – Mission Beach

Juice Wave’s mission is to refresh and nourish the soul by using the best quality ingredients fresh from local farms that reflect the radiant growing season in southern California and to help save the environment using sustainable practices. Their mission is evident when you get the opportunity to try one of their signature acai bowls!

Address: 3733 Mission Blvd San Diego, CA 92109

14. Brazilian Bowls – Pacific Beach

This spot is one of the best! The food? Absolutely amazing. Everything’s fresh, making it the perfect choice when craving something healthy and quick. And let’s talk about the açaí—unlimited toppings and the price and flavor? Trust us, you won’t regret it! It’s a top pick in Pacific Beach, no doubt about it.

Address: 1560 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

15. Beach Bowls Deli – South Mission Beach

Established in 2018, Beach Bowls Deli is a locally owned and operated deli in South Mission Beach. They are located inside of Mission Market. We love there California Dreamin’ Acai Bowl (minus the Peanut Butter). They also have some great breakfast sandwiches. They also offer salads a variety of baked goods and grab-and-go meals after hours!

Address: 2885 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

I always love a good food adventure with friends and exploring new açaí locations. What are your favorite spots for good açai bowls in San Diego? Perhaps we will see you there soon!

Looking for other ways to make healthy choices as a family? Check out this post.


  1. Honeys and 101 Diner in downtown Encinitas also have super duper Acai Bowls. Did you know the Acai Bowl was born in Encinitas and difficult, if not impossible, to find in other parts of the county for years? Great to see one of my favorite treats can be found outside of my home turf. 🙂

    • Hi Lori ☺ I’m always looking for a good acai bowl and love the adventure in finding them! I will definitely try Honeys and 101 Diner. Great excuse to get me too one of my favorite areas in San Diego: Encintas!! And I had no idea Encinitas is home to the First acai bowl! That’s awesome

  2. Coffee corner in Santee has great Acai bowls too!!! Had to represent a little east county here ? loved reading this! Makes me want one now ?

  3. I love what you are doing here sooooo mmmuuccchhhh. I’m very excited to try juice kaboose. Keep doing what your doing.??????????


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