Looking to get to know the freshest new spots in Pacific Beach? From a pizzeria to a coffee roastery, read on for a rundown of the newest destinations to open in this area of San Diego.
1550 Garnet Ave.
Powerhaus is a new eatery aiming to put a healthier spin on pizza by serving high-protein pies.
The pizzeria's customizable 10-inch pies can be ordered with a whole-grain crust made with ground flax and packed with 38 grams of plant-based protein, a classic white crust that's gluten free or a gluten-free cauliflower crust. Guests can dress their preferred crusts with their favorite toppings on offer, or select signature combinations, like the Margherita, Hawaiian or the mushroom pie, which is topped with mozzarella and ricotta, roasted portobello and button mushrooms, arugula, balsamic glaze and more.
There's also a superfood salad, smoothies and kombucha on tap.
Yelpers are excited about Powerhaus, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 38 reviews on the site.
Alysse H., who reviewed the eatery on Feb. 16, wrote, "I ordered the roasted vegetable pizza on cauliflower crust and added olives. ... I was so pleasantly surprised by their homemade pesto pea-zza sauce! It went perfectly with that pizza."
Gina S. noted, "All of the toppings tasted fresh and delicious. As for the service, Anisha, the owner, is so attentive and you can tell she is very passionate about delivering a delicious and healthy product to her customers."
Powerhaus is open from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.
1420 Garnet Ave.
Bowl Eater is a Korean spot, offering ramen, poke and more.
The menu features traditional Korean ramen, kimchi and customizable bowls filled with barbecue meats or raw seafood, rice or glass noodles, and a variety of toppings.
Bowl Eater currently holds five stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Jodi W., who reviewed the eatery on Jan. 2, wrote, "This is a make-your-own-bowl place, but there are Korean (homemade in the spot by owner) dishes you can include. The spicy pork was amazing. The kimchee is legit! My bowl was good, and the fish was fresh."
Jeff K. noted, "Bulgogi beef ramen was super tasty, and made-to-order bowls were fresh, delicious and with lots of great options. The restaurant is very clean and food was fresh."
Bowl Eater is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.
1007 Garnet Ave.
Insomnia Cookies is a chain bakery, with locations across the country, that's known for late-night deliveries until 3 a.m.
The shop's cookie selection includes chocolate chunk, double chocolate mint, peanut butter chip and snickerdoodle. There are also signature ice cream sandwiches, cookie cakes and cookies a la mode.
With 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp, Insomnia Cookies is off to a strong start.
Yelper Francisco T., who reviewed the shop on Jan. 14, wrote, "The staff and cookies are both great here at Insomnia Cookies. They have a wide variety of cookies to choose from, and I ended up getting half a dozen."
Saleen D. noted, "Besides cookies, they serve ice cream, so you can make an ice cream sandwich. I love that the cookies are baked fresh."
Insomnia Cookies is open from 9 a.m.–3 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.–3 a.m. on weekends.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
829 Garnet Ave.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a coffee roastery with six area locations.
This 1,100-square-foot Pacific Beach cafe offers batch brew, pour over and espresso beverages and cold brew, as well as pastries, toasts, tarts and housemade yogurt.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters currently holds 4.5 stars out of 38 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Stephanie L., who reviewed it on Nov. 19, wrote, "Bird Rock Roasters in Pacific Beach is spacious with plenty of seating options. With unique coffee blends and numerous food and beverage options, Bird Rock Roasters is the place to check out."
Yelper Jen H. wrote, "Big fan of Bird Rock Coffee, from their pour overs, assorted coffees, nitro coffee, chai lattes, and breakfast and pastry items. They have some inside seating as well as some patio seating outside."
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is open from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m.–6 p.m. on weekends.