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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-202-0569
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“egg scramble” (9 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You pick up a menu while standing in line to order at a counter. Also, make sure you check the board for daily specials. It was a little pricey for cafe food, but the view made it worth it. The turkey burger was large, had...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Astonishing view of the shore. Good orange juice. The line is quite long during the week ends but it is worth

Thank Emanuele B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this laid back beach cafe. The coffee was good. The prices good. Did not go away hungry for sure. It was fun watching surfers while we ate. There were places inside you could eat but we ate outside. Would eat there again .

Thank grandmakarenjo
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place in an excellent lunch place overlooking the ocean, although since it is so popular there is a long line to get the food but the experience there is worth it

Thank OrielaMedellli
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Hidden place at the north end of La Jolla beach accessible by the beach or the beach. Fantastic deck overlooking the beach not toi busy on weekdays. The perfect place for a relaxing breakfast, staff is friendly, food and coffee are just well priced and...More

Thank DonGuillermoDelSalar
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Caroline’s is a seaside restaurant serving lunches and breakfast. It has a commanding view of La Jolla Bay being at its northern extremity. Food is simple and tasty. Burgers. Sandwiches and salads with daily specials. Prices are very reasonable and servings generous. Wine and beer...More

Thank jakjabes
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful setting, wide range of options on the menu, great beach access. Great food and lots of it!

Thank MaimaiCA
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The view was excellent! I had the power breakfast and it was good. We walked from the La Jolla Shores hotel (about a mile or so). The deck view was the reason we went and we were not disappointed.

Thank QueenieAndMarla
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great location, unique and varied menu, freshly made croissants, superb coffee with the best beach access.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after our flight. Food was very good. Atmosphere was amazing. You can eat inside or out on the deck. Food selection was excellent. We got a slice of cake to go. I would go back again and try something new.

Thank Ann G
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Janice A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is below the cafe which is accessible via ramp.
8 October 2015|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
No...that is the worst part about this location. You have to find street parking or park in the beach lots and walk down. I do not recommend it for business meetings because of this. The school lot is well monitored and they... More
31 March 2015|
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Response from Calchamp1 | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited handicap parking spaces available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569
Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is a beach front restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum with full ocean views, serving healthy and creative California style dishes with a focus on organic and sustainable sources, hormone free meats and poultry.
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