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Bill Ash
· December 28, 2016
Steve Price also owned and operated "Filter" in North Park which also closed a few years ago.

Filter coffeehouse is located at 1295 University Ave San Diego, 92103.

It closed permanently on Saturday December 24, 2016.
Karen Bradley
· September 26, 2015
Filter on University avenue is a gem. I go there mainly for their strong wifi. However I usually also enjoy their blood orange tea and their exceptionally yummy Thai soup with pita slices on the side. I hear their sandwiches are very tasty too.
David Tasche
· October 12, 2013
I'm spending time in the San Diego area With my brother and his partner that tied the knot Friday also have been to filter a few times and just love the pl...ace a great friendly and warm staff coffee there is amazing I had the grave digger and the hammerhead and one of. There hot teas and they were all very great and had one of there breakfast items as well if ya have not been There before stop by filter it's a great place See More
Ron Rivera
· July 9, 2014
When you're tired of corporate america and you want to go a place where you can relax, chat with friends, cram for that biology test......this is the place to be:) Think of it as "Cheers" but with coffee and great desserts:)
Spizz Nice
· May 4, 2013
My new study space in North Park. I like that ya'll play instrumental music at a low level, offer yummy vegan cookies and non-dairy whip cream. Oh and there are so many different colorful chairs/couches. lol It reminds me of my old apt in Boston. :)
Will Swann
November 4, 2012
Chris at the North Park shop has the best playlist I've ever heard in a coffee shop. Seriously, I don't have to use my headphones.
Willie Blackmon
April 7, 2013
I am in love with the cookies!!! I have lost 107 pounds and these cookies aren't helping with my weight lost BUT I can treat myself here and there... Thanks Filter!! #BestWiFi #CookiesAreTooGood
Rikki Bower
September 9, 2012
Coffee is great, teas are amazing, and the staff is fabulous! Rikki Bower would be a great addition to the staff! (wink wink)
Paige Abendroth
October 28, 2012
Recently, a group of trans men visited this establishment and they were discriminated against. As they were kicked out of the coffee shop the barista screamed,... “trannys” at them, outing them to everyone within earshot and potentially setting them up to be victimized by transphobic individuals. Then the barista called the police on them. Despite Filter's claims that they smashed a wine bottle outside the store and that the victims were drunk and disorderly no arrests were made because well, whoever manages Filter's Facebook page is lying.

I can't shake the feeling that if this had been a situation where a group of cis gendered gay men or woman were discriminated against that the entire LGBT community would be up in arms over it. However, the victims here in question are trans*, and sadly yet unsurprisingly, this incident seems to be getting swept under the rug.

In regards to the potential public relations nightmare this sort of thing could bring about, I believe that the normal and professional response from a business in this situation would have been something along the lines of, “We sincerely apologize for what happened. We pride ourselves on our all inclusive policy, and as a company philosophy we do not discriminate against any group of people due to their gender identity, ethnic background, religious beliefs or their sexuality. We would like to invite the persons involved with this incident to meet up with our management team so that we can work together in order to resolve this dispute to everyone’s satisfaction.”

That's all. Not too complicated right?

However, that's not what happened here. Instead of a professional, well measured response to the allegations of trans discrimination, whomever manages Filter's Facebook page did everything but apologize for the hate speech the barista used against its trans* customers. They refused to acknowledge any fault on their part, and then when it became apparent that public opinion was turning against them they deleted all the posts from late September through today’s date.

I strongly encourage everyone in the LGBT community to boycott this business until they issue a public apology and they take responsibility for the bigoted actions of their employee. This looks to me like a typical case of trans* erasure, when the “T” of LGBT is left behind or swept under the rug when it's not convenient for the rest of the community to to support us. I hope that this is not true and that I'm just being cynical. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Paige, a tans* queer woman
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Jason Gormally
· November 3, 2014
Excellent atmosphere, if not a little snooty. Then again, it is in the heart of Hillcrest, so a bit of attitude is expected.
Really tasty ginger tea!
Nicole Michele Ralston
· June 28, 2013
I'm an LA girl, but EVERY TIME I am in San Diego- I ONLY drink coffee from FILTER. PS- today is a sad day because my original FILTER Tumbler fell out of my car and broke. Guess that means I will have to stop in sooner than later for the newest one!! xoxoxo
Richard Lindemann
· May 2, 2015
Way overpriced products. Great service and friendly. Just overpriced
Dax Carlisle
· October 28, 2011
Hi highly recommend! The only 24 Coffee House in Hillccrest, nice patio, parking garage, free WiFi. Great place to hang out....
David Leigh Shearer
February 12, 2016
Lavender lemonade
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FILTER COFFEE HOUSE celebrating gay.

Tables 2,4&5 left for the pride parade! Front row seats and champagne for the whole table!
Will sell out so reserve yours today!

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OUR LAST DAY OPEN FOREVER RIGHT NOW
-- til noon.
COME SAY GOODBYE and have a quick last drink with us
Thanks for the memories and support✌🏼

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Get through the rest of your day with a delicious iced peppermint mocha!!❤️
Mention Facebook and receive a large for the price of a medium!

ITS ON!!!
Come get your caffeine !!! (And breakfast )
HAPPY PRIDE SAN DIEGO!

PRIDE IS IN THE AIR--
open and serving everything from food-- beer--- smoothies-- of course coffee to get you going all night long-- til 10pm!

Pride tables still for sale

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FILTER COFFEE HOUSE celebrating gay.

Tables 2,4&5 left for the pride parade! Front row seats and champagne for the whole table!
Will sell out so reserve yours today!

Only a few tables left! Front row seats! Reserve yours today--

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FILTER COFFEE HOUSE was thinking about all the good times.

After rally-- meet up at FILTER for some friendship, laughter and time
To reconnect...

Good morning HILLCREST❤️

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FILTER COFFEE HOUSE was celebrating life.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE... ALL DAY TOMORROW!! 7:00am---->

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBERS. Proceeds benefit amazing things in our own backyards!!

NOW and ALL DAY❤️❤️

FILTER COFFEE HOUSE was celebrating life.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE... ALL DAY TOMORROW!! 7:00am---->

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBERS. Proceeds benefit amazing things in our own backyards!!

FILTER COFFEE HOUSE was celebrating life.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE... ALL DAY TOMORROW!! 7:00am---->

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBERS. Proceeds benefit amazing things in our own backyards!!

FILTER COFFEE HOUSE was celebrating life.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE... ALL DAY TOMORROW!! 7:00am---->

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBERS. Proceeds benefit amazing things in our own backyards!!

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Bring home a sweet❤️for your sweetie

Reese's cheesecake! Thanks incredible cheesecake co!

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