We were very excited, yet slightly jealous to find out Young Hickory was a coffee and beer joint. We sort of wish we had opened this place, since it combines two of our favorite things. Darn these cool people and their good ideas.
The atmosphere is clean and crisp, yet warm and inviting.
A few quirks, like this golden cow on the beginnings of what will surely be an impressive sticker wall, make it feel like a comfortable neighborhood mainstay.
As far as the beer goes, they offer a nice range of canned craft beer, and on the coffee side they offer a nice range of espresso drinks and drip coffee (proudly serving Bird Rock Coffee, one of San Diego’s best roasters). They also have an impressive assortment of panini-pressed sandwiches, salads, and baked goodies.
The offerings affirm the casual atmosphere. We didn’t hesitate to order the house special, A Shot & A Beer, and plop down to do some work.
It’s an ideal spot for working on a college paper or creating new blog posts 🙂
We at Ivy Street love good merchandise and merchandising. The branding has the color, design and typeface that just makes you feel all warm and vintage-y inside.
We are especially fond of the mugs and the beer koozies.
So get down to this spot for some casual friend gossip or camp out with your laptop for a homework sesh.