Having met in Japan in 2012, Allyson and Rom were inspired by the Japanese aesthetic and, sometime thereafter, fell in love and moved to San Diego where the two stumbled across the opportunity to open KUMA Café. 

KUMA's concept is one of simplicity: a straightforward space to enjoy locally roasted and brewed-to-order espresso or tea, a pressed sandwich, a smoothie, an Açai bowl, or one of our specialty rice bowls.

For the sake of spontaneity, we offer weekly food and drink specials, occasional Saturday morning kickbacks, and a lovely patio with plenty of fresh air.

Our mission is to spread positivity with consistently delicious eats and craft coffee,  prepared with extraordinary attention to detail.