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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and the food and service was great! I had the tuna melt which also had avocado. They also have great breakfast food. Very popular!

Thank elmhurst,IL
Reston, Virginia
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244 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable brunch here and sat outside. The food was tasty, a little pricey and service was friendly. They have highchairs so we had to contend with noisy children.

Thank moabhikers
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Charming. Often very busy, especially in nice weather. Half or more of the seating is outsidein a lovely setting. As with most of La Jolla, parking can be challenging. You might have to walk a block or two or you can pay for parking in the structure across the street.

Thank Laura R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been here many times before in the past, so we came back to try there food again. I finally got a lunch option; the cottage club, and I enjoyed it. They did screw up my order, but our waitress gave me another hot chocolate; which is amazing, and I still enjoyed my sandwich. My father got French toast,... More 

Thank Mikaela O
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of two adults and two 8yo walked right up and were seated inside or we could have waited a half an hour for a prime patio seat. Service was pleasant and prompt. Kiddos opted to split the Nutella pancakes topped with a Nutella & whipped cream mixture and bananas. Four thumbs up from the kiddos. Three of us ordered... More 

Thank J K
University City, Missouri
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the eggs benedict with avocados. The eggs were good, but the hollendaise sauce was a bit below the usual fare for this establishment. The fries were not terribly generous but none the less were done well.

Thank atasateforspices
Avon, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Benedict Mexicano Especial, fresh orange juice, coffee = Awesome! Highly recommend

Thank jjranch01
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fancy place with great service, old décor and nice food.. reasonable prices too and in beautiful la jolla

Thank localone2009
Pasadena, California
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will make this short & sweet....this is the BEST BREAKFAST place I have ever been to....and as a VERY senior guy, I've been to many. The service is truly outstanding....pleasant, charming and helpful, the food is is excellent, and served exactly as ordered, the portions very ample, and the $ quite reasonable. The outdoor setting.....covered by a blanket of... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside on a beautiful day and had a great lunch. Service at this restaurant is outstanding and the food is very good. We had a mix of lunch items as well as breakfast. Try the egg benedict and there are a few a few options. At the servers suggestion we split the order trying 2 different kinds which... More 

Thank Scott P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8409

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