Who: Te Mana Café
What: Specialty / Destination coffee house/Beer, Wine, Cocktails.
When: Monday – Tuesday 7am – 5pm
Thursday- Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 7am – 8pm
Where: 4956 Voltaire Street Ocean Beach, CA 92107
Why: To celebrate the antiquity of the home and the island lifestyle while enjoying gourmet coffee and island fare.
How: We’re doing it Island Style with Food, Drinks, Music and Entertainment. Musicians have the right of way at Te Mana Café and they come and go freely sharing their gifts that we are all so grateful for.
Owners: Jason & Marguerite Cruz
The Te Mana Story:
Jason and Marguerite Cruz are native San Diegans. They recently opened Te Mana Café, in Ocean Beach. The couple lives as the third generation in their family home, a 1927 Spanish style hacienda- one of the first built on the Pacific Beach/Soledad Mountain rim. They drive down the hill daily, and across the two bridges of Mission Bay, connecting Pacific Beach to Ocean Beach. There, they renovated their 1924 craftsman style home into an Island-style Café. Mana in Polynesian culture, means spiritual power or essence. Te Mana means "our power, our essence." The Cruz family has traveled in the islands of the Pacific and Caribbean, bringing the Aloha spirit back to the beach loving culture of San Diego.
The Café serves a variety of hand crafted coffee and tea beverages, hot or iced. The Cafe is locally famous for its pour over station for coffee libations and "coffee ice," ice cubes made of coffee to pump up the taste of iced beverages. The chef written menu includes island inspired cuisine including Acai bowls, Hawaiian Plates with Kahlua Pork (wrapped in tea leaf and Hawaiian sea salt) or Island-Love Chicken, and amazing salads, pastries, smoothies and desserts.
Live music often and Doggie Dinners, meeting space and BIG ALOHA make Te Mana Cafe the best choice in town. Like us on Facebook/ Te Mana Cafe for up coming details.
Te Mana Café is an Island Style café paying tribute to the Polynesian life style and Aloha. The conversion from house to café only seems natural. Where there once was a bedroom, now there is a dining area. The craftsman characteristics have all been restored and celebrated as Te Mana Café has skillfully blended the antiquity of the home with the easy going life style of the islands. The tropical garden invites guests to come in and be part of it all. Truly a destination café, Te Mana Café boasts “Locals choice!” and “Home of the natives,” offering the best coffees in town and serving traditional Hawaiian Plates, acai bowls and café fare. Te Mana Café offers more than meets the eye. Some would say Te Mana Café “specializes in serving a cup of Paradise with a Kahuna size slice of Aloha! “ We invite you to come in and see for yourself.
Kava is now served!! :)