Counter Culture To Open In Former Turquoise Coffee Space In Pacific Beach

June 11, 2017

The building that previously housed Turquoise Coffee and Turquoise Cellars, which closed this Spring, will soon become Counter Culture and offer a fast-casual menu of healthy options, as well as coffee, wine and craft beer.

Owner Eddie Okino, who first opened Turquoise Coffee in 2004, has partnered with the owner of Crown Point's Bayside Landing and soon-to-debut Working Class American Diner + Bar in North Park, Paul Fatta, to open Counter Culture. Renovations are currently underway to double the size of the space to nearly 3,000 square-feet with an airy feel due to roll up garage door windows and the addition of an ample outdoor patio.

Counter Culture will offer coffee and breakfast during the morning hours and throughout the day, and like Turquoise Coffee and Turquoise Cellars, will convert to a full-service bar & eatery during lunch and dinner with a bar centered around craft beer and curated wines. The restaurant will focus on healthy eats and offer a menu of mostly vegetarian and vegan options. 

Counter Culture will open this fall at 5026 Cass Street in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood.