About us



Welcome! 

Located in the heart of the Village, Jennings House

Café provides a coffee experience like no other. This historic landmark was built in 1886 by San Diego County Sheriff Frank Jennings (1895-1902) and his wife Inez, who used it as their primary residence for several years. Sheriff Jennings was a prominent lawyer and businessman active in real estate development and other entrepreneurial endeavors. He and his ancestors are, to this day, recognized as having been prominent and respected citizens in the community.

The home has stood the test of time and has become an

icon in the Village, continuing to offer warmth, comfort, and an inviting atmosphere to those who visit. Its historic architecture has been well preserved and is complemented by period photography throughout, capturing Point Loma in the late 1800 and early 1900’s.

Locally Owned & Operated~

Hi! I’m Cathy Gallagher, managing partner of Jennings

House Café. More than 20 years ago, when living on the east coast, I would occasionally visit a coffee shop in a small coastal bungalow that had a simple but delicious menu and a warm inviting feel that drew in members of the community and kept them coming back! My own love for fresh flavorful coffee and good conversation lead me to dream of one day owning a similar place.

Fast forward to 2017… After being a board member and

supporter of Cura Coffee, a non-profit direct trade coffee company for over 5 years, my business partner and I decided to embark on a new adventure in support of our friend and founder of Cura, Thomas Fitzpatrick. We began searching for a location that offered comfort and atmosphere where we could promote and feature Cura, and we stumbled upon the Jennings House.

As Point Loma residents for well over 10 years, we had

both been to the Living Room and always thought of it as a hidden gem. What we didn’t know, was the home’s history just waiting to be told. I was excited to use my business background to breathe new life into this landmark of the Village, and invite and welcome the community to share coffee, food, and conversation in our Cafe!

Our Home ~

At Jennings House Café, we want your experience to be

exceptional. We focus on quality, freshness, and excellent customer service. We value relationships and appreciate our customers and our community and are committed to providing an alternative coffee experience that is unique and memorable. Are you on vacation, new to Point Loma, or a local who simply hasn’t stopped by yet? We would love to welcome you to our home. What’s the next best thing to relaxing in your own home?... It’s relaxing in ours. I invite you to come spend some time with us and let us treat you to a new experience. We know what good coffee is and what good coffee means to coffee lovers, that’s why we feature Cura Coffee!