What a delight to stumble upon such a delightful group of local artisans whom appear to be hand picked for their unique talent at one thing or another. I entered the front on a frosty day, my senses filled with the heavenly scent of autumn candles. To the left left of me appeared 2 be a silver smith working with his apprentice designing one of kind, or made to Oder custom work. There were also strand after strand of the lovliest necklacklaces, bracelet combos,hand desined. All made out of natural semprcious stones & crystal. I just want to touch every that glitters in the shop! And I'm only in boooth #1. A whiff of wonderful coffee & cinnamon buns draw me towns the back. 4 I realize that I may very well b here 4 a while & need eat, Hevenly Cafe! Each & every artisan I say that day presented unique & family heirlooms 4 sale. This is not UR average flea market/garage sale. I encourage U 2 bring U & you's 4 a day of fun & lunch. 1/2 mile off Los. Cosches exit, off hwy. 8. End of el Cajon. County. Worth the short drive east. Qualified and very fun staff available thro out store for ansering any questions. Open 7 days week. EMc
While wandering thru this great shop visit the Kaffee Meister in the back This coffee bar is far superior to Starbucks and other coffee shops. They use high quality coffee, teas, etc. at this place and you can really tell the difference. The blended coffees can be adjusted to your taste. You want it sweeter, more milk no problem. The shop is very cozy and intimate. Its located in the back of the Local Mercantile which is a craft and gift shop with unbelievable selection. The coffee shop also has great hot oatmeal and pastries in the morning to go with your coffee or tea. This is by far the best coffee shop in ElCajon in fact in all of San Diego County. And they have free WiFi
I called 6 stores in the area before I finally spoke with Jim. He was very knowledgeable and helped me more than the other 6 stores combined. It was worth the drive to El Cajon. His friendly smile and great personality was exceptional. Having spent 35 yrs in Customer service, I can spot a winner from a distance. Thank you Jim!!