Ocean Beach Coffee & Plants Owner Taking Over Twiggs Coffee House Space In San Diego's University Heights

January 13, 2024

The owner of Ocean Beach Coffee & Plants is taking over the original Twiggs Coffee House space in San Diego's University Heights for a new cafe concept called Good Omen Coffee Company. 

After more than 30 years in business, San Diego's beloved Twiggs Coffee abruptly shuttered its two area cafes last October. The Park Boulevard space, which was the original Twiggs location, has now been leased by Ben Barber-Carol, who owns and operates the two-year-old Ocean Beach Coffee and Plants. 

"I’m actually super honored to be in setting up shop in this building," explained Barber-Carol. "I grew up down the street from there in North Park and Twiggs was there as long as I can remember. So I’ll be doing my best to honor the long legacy this building has had as a coffee shop. I feel like the community is the biggest part of all of this and we have built up a great community at our shop in Ocean Beach. I’m looking forward to becoming part of the UH community."

Being Ocean Beach Coffee and Plants is a difficult name to transition to a new location outside of its home neighborhood, Barber-Carol's new cafe will be called Good Omen Coffee Company. Expected to open next month, Good Omen will have a menu featuring high quality coffee and espresso drinks, fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches and avocado toasts. The space will also offer a hand-picked selection of house plants and succulents for sale, as well as a section for local artists to sell their work.

Good Omen Coffee is expected to open this February at 4590 Park Boulevard in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood.