About us


Located in the heart of the Village, Jennings House

Café provides a food and beverage 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 cafe 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 great food, fresh flavorful coffee, and good conversation lead me to dream of one day owning a similar place.

Fast forward to 2017… The beginning of a new adventure! 

As my business partner and I explored the opportunity of opening a cafe and searched for the right location, we knew we wanted a place that offered comfort, atmosphere, and a unique experience! We also wanted to support our friend and founder of Cura Coffee, Thomas Fitzpatrick, by featuring Cura as our house coffee. 

As Point Loma residents for well over 10 years, we were somewhat familiar with The Jennings House and always thought of it as a hidden gem. What we didn’t know, was the home’s history just waiting to be told. We were excited to breathe new life into this landmark of the Village, and invite and welcome the community to share great meals, drinks, 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 dining 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.