About us


Located in the heart of the Village, the Point Loma Living Room, also known as the historic Jennings House, 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 Point Loma Living Room. 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. It drew in members of the community and kept them coming back! My own love for fresh, flavorful coffee, great food, and good conversation lead me to dream of one day having a similar place. 

Fast forward to 2017... I was ready for a change, a new business venture. So, last February, after months of looking for a location that offered comfort and atmosphere,  as well as a place to promote and feature Cura Coffee, the non-profit I had been a board member of and supported for over 6 years, I heard the Living Room was for sale.  As a Point Loma resident for over 15 years, I had been to the Living Room and always thought of it as a hidden gem with a history waiting to be told. I was excited to use my background in leadership, management, consulting, marketing, and sales to breathe new life into this landmark of the Village, and invite and welcome the community to share coffee, food, and conversation in our Living Room!  

Our Home ~

At the Point Loma Living Room, 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 living room?... 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!