This recent addition to the North Park community is the perfect fusion of two beautiful (and popular) things: coffee and flowers. Located on University Avenue and Texas Street, Communal Coffee & Native Poppy combines the passions of of two talented individuals: Natalie Gill and Jen Byard. The space is bright and crisp, filled with vibrant flowers, plants and people. 

Communal Coffee and Native Poppy opened on May 7th to a long line, customers eagerly awaiting its arrival. The space is divided between two work stations--the coffee side and the flower side. The shop also features a small collection of product from local makers (such as candles from Often Wander, textiles and adult coloring books from Rachel LaBarre, and cards from Odd Daughter Paper Co.). This feature is perfect to peruse while waiting for your coffee or breakfast. The space is beautifully merchandised and stocked with products that you can't help but want.

Communal Coffee offers a variety of light eats (like the ever popular Avocado Toast), and fresh pastries. Communal Coffee features Sightglass Coffee, out of San Francisco--a popular roaster not often seen in San Diego. Communal Coffee also offers a bevy of delicious beverages, ranging from coffee concoctions to soothing teas. My personal favorite is the Lavender Honey Latte--perfectly paired with Native Poppy's space. 

Native Poppy is run and owned by Natalie Gill, an experienced and creative floral designer. Her arrangements have garnered her Instagram-intrigue for the past year, and the opening of her first shop is a physical manifestation of her success. Located at the far end of the shop, Native Poppy provides beautiful arrangements, on demand at a variety of prices. Customers can also pick up fresh blooms at the stem bar. Natalie is often behind the bar, pulling together custom arrangements filled with unique flowers that speak to Natalie Gill's sense of style and self. 

Be sure to check out this exciting new spot in North Park. Communal Coffee and Native Poppy are bringing something fresh and fun to our community--stop by, get a drink and grab a bouquet!