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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

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8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-202-0569
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great patio view looking out over Scripps pier and ocean. Low-key and good, reasonable breakfast. You order at counter and the bring your food to you.

Thank Saudie S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I planned my birthday brunch here yesterday 2/12/17. I've been to this place prior and I absolutley loved my meal and the view. Yesterday was much different. As I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive, I went ahead and ordered so I could get a table and not have to awkwardly hunt for one later. Finding... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Management response:

Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you, your birthday brunch should have been an amazing one! Above all else, providing excellent customer service and quality food is a goal we work very hard at and it is unfortunate you were not treated... More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Salman Salad and can't have a much nicer view. Simple place with great food, might have a bit of a walk from parking.

Thank Peter W
San Diego, California
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231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch with my two grandchildren, age 3 and 10 months. This is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the views of the ocean and the waves, and eat a delicious lunch or breakfast. Don't be scared off by the crowds. We have never had trouble finding a table. And whether you get pancakes, eggs, sandwiches,... More 

Thank Sa-i44
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best breakfast (healthy, tasty, great service) in the best setting (beautiful La Jolla Shores) - seriously can't be beat!!!

Thank Christine L
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is super yummy! Food was tasty and the view of the ocean was amazing! It was a blast to have breakfast (and a Bloody Mary which was amazing) while watching the surfers. It's nothing fancy super chill and laid back!

Thank amanda861
Los Angeles
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on a weekend and it was crazy busy- but rightfully so as it has a beautiful view, right on the water. And the food is amazing. I had a veggie scramble and added avocado- highly recommend. They are dog friendly and even have water bowls. It was quiet compared to the weekend but still a decent amount of... More 

La Jolla, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is average, the view is beautiful, but to find parking is very difficult, and if you do, good luck if it is close.

Thank rebecarpisces
SLC, Utah
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us decided to try Caroline's for breakfast this morning (Friday just before school goes back in session). We arrived at 9:00 and had no issues with parking. There was only one person ahead of us in the line to order. As has been mentioned, you have to order prior to taking a seat at a table. The tables... More 

Thank Utah_Rover
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A super place for a coffee and quick bite. Nice coffee and lovely chips.only one toilet, and usually a queue for food. Can only take a table when you have your drinks and get a paddle for food. The views are great with a large outside seating area.

Thank rogerphall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?