Costa Azul 1031 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 A Mexican cantina with indoor, outdoor and bar seating, Costa Azul in Coronado serves shrimp dishes, tacos, burritos and…More enchiladas as well as margaritas, beer and cocktails. Happy hour takes place every day with drink and food specials, and dishes like crunchy coconut shrimp, shrimp-stuffed crab and red snapper alternate. Catering and private parties are available through Costa Azul, and a kids' menu keeps youngsters happy while their parents indulge. An authentic Mexican breakfast is served each morning.
Villa Nueva Coffee & Pastry 956 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Villa Nueva Coffee & Pastry is a bakery, deli and restaurant all rolled into one. It has indoor and outdoor seating.…More The facility bakes bread for its sandwiches daily and presses juice fresh. Muffins, Danish and bagels are all for sale and baked fresh as well, and a full espresso bar that serves coffee drinks like cafe au lait and lattes is on-site. It serves breakfast and lunch, and is known for its authentic Mexican breakfasts and omelets. Catering and private parties are available.
Clayton's Coffee Shop 979 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 Clayton's Coffee Shop in Coronado is reminiscent of a classic diner. It offers home-cooked dishes such as biscuits and…More gravy, hot sausage patties and apple pie. Classic diner fare such as burgers, fries and milk shakes add to the appeal. A walk-up coffee and burrito window is located on the right side of the building, and patrons can get hot coffee and espresso drinks, as well as classic Mexican fare. Red booths and counter seating set the tone for the restaurant, and aprons and souvenirs are for sale. Specials change daily and are noted on a board outside. A fresh turkey is baked every day.
Burger Lounge 922 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA92118 With five locations all over the San Diego area, Burger Lounge serves burgers, fries and other dishes made with only…More natural ingredients. Buns are baked daily, all the greens used are organic and the beef is all grass-fed and natural. The restaurant is certified Green by the Green Restaurant Association. Customers can choose from beef, turkey or quinoa and brown rice vegetarian burgers for their burger, topped with white cheddar or American cheese. The small menu packs punch in what it does offer, and cupcakes are for sale in red velvet and "Hostess" style chocolate. Clean linens, wood benches and plenty of lights add to the feel of the restaurant. Mexican sodas in bottles are served here, as are ginger beer floats.
The Coronado Library was founded in 1890, and John D. Spreckels built the library's first official building in 1909.…More That building still stands today and is now known as the Spreckels Reading Room. Its exterior serves as the focal point of the library's main entrance, which is located on Orange Avenue, across the street from Spreckels Park.
Over the years, the library has been renovated and expanded into a 40,000-square-foot facility. It houses about 190,000 books and offers a wide range of services, including free wireless Internet and story time for children. DVDs and music CDs are available for checkout, and the library has two meeting rooms that can be rented for free.
Additionally, one of the library's most stunning features is its display of public art. There are two murals by the Mexican painter Alfredo Ramos Martinez. "El Dia del Mercado" and "Canasta de Flores" were both painted in 1938 for the interior decoration of a former restaurant in Coronado, the La Avenida Café. "El Dia del Mercado" hangs in all its grandeur above the front desk at the library entrance.
For those returning items after hours, the book/video drops on Sixth Street are open 24 hours a day. The drop in front of the building is only open during library hours.