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) #3 of 1,061 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (118 reviews)
“french toast” (112 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (91 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions, perfectly cooked eggs, very efficient service. Get there early or you'll probably wait for a table but they do turnover fairly quickly. Parking in the area is hard to find. And read the signs carefully. We got a ticket when we stopped to...More

Thank RCNV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best omelettes around. Indulging in French toast or a waffle is worth the call here! Efficient and super nice staff (always a line up but moves quickly). Love this place!

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, delicious food, & in a fun part of La Jolla! They were very helpful in gluten free selection! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were immediately seated at an outside table on a sunny afternoon. This was our first adventure at the Cottage in a couple of years as it is a little out of the way from our home area in the Pacific Northwest. I ordered the...More

1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location,lots of places nearby for viewing,I was in Italy and when I told them I was from LaL\Jolla, They were amazed,All wanted to go to LaJolla.Go figure Cottage is funky.Food OK.Take in the whole scene.Check out hours online as well as menu.Stay away from...More

Thank guskonstantin
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Just be mentally prepared for an hour wait. But they do text you, so you can walk down to the cove, or around the shops. And then you'll get a text "your table is almost ready." It's perfect, unless you're so hungry you might die....More

2  Thank LAFUN
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The place is excellent located in the heart of La jolla. the food is delicious, the service is great... I will return for sure ...

2  Thank Gusvillanueva79
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast ever. Delicious scone and homemade jam. So good. Can't wait to return! Excellent service too.

1  Thank lwindrow
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Best breakfast I have ever had. Between the three of us we tried their scones, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, fresh fruit bowl, house granola and their all american breakfast. The food was spectacular. Fresh fruit bowl provided a variety of fruits, not just oranges, apples and...More

1  Thank indi12324
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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!

1  Thank elmhurst,IL
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what time do you stop serving breakfast?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Nathan P | Reviewed this property |
They serve breakfast from seven a.m. until three p.m.
Do you have gluten-free options?
15 February 2017|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we do have gluten free options including gluten free french toast (upon request), lemon blueberry gluten free muffin, etc.
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Can I buy gift certificates online?
14 December 2016|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can. Go to The Cottage's website and scroll all the way to the bottom of the homepage. There is a link there "Gift Cards Available".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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