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Cafe on Park

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3831 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103-3609
+1 619-293-7275
07:30 - 14:00
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New England
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243 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good for: Large portions-- pancake the size of a dinner plate Variety of tasty breakfast food-- back to basics well made Colorful basic ambiance-- wooden tables and chairs No wait before 9am on a Saturday

Thank visitall50
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place. The only bad thing is the availability of parking. I often have to walk a block or more to get to the restaurant.... but its worth it. Go early because its packed every day of the week (especially on the weekends).

Thank Joel B
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

3 WORDS!!! CAPTAIN CRUNCH PANCAKE!!! This place has never failed me...Great service and amazing breakfast!!

Thank Perapol D
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been to this place a few times already and each time has been just delicious. It does not disappoint one bit. There is usually a wait time so be prepared but it's because the food it's very good. Favorite item on the menu is combo #5 which is scramble eggs with chorizo, veggies and toast with blueberry jelly!...... More 

Thank mldndo
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We got there early, before the zoo opened around 8 am on a Tuesday. There was no waiting for a table. I had scrambled eggs and potatoes. The potatoes and eggs were cooked just right. The best was the brown bread and jelly that comes with all of the breakfasts I think. My daughter had one of the scrambles and... More 

Thank Becky M
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I ate at the Cafe on Park regularly when I lived in San Diego in the late '90's and try to get there every time I return. A few things have changed (they used to serve dinner, at least on weekends) but it still has upscale comfort food in huge portions. My wife & I ate breakfast there twice recently.... More 

Thank Scott M
Tucson, Arizona
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185 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

All of the reviews are about breakfast. The lunch menu is terrific and we all had excellent food. Huge portions and delicious food. Our service was very good. The Caesar salad is wonderful. I had the soup of the day, which was spicy black bean and it was great. A cup would have been enough but I ordered a bowl.... More 

Thank sascanlan
Avalon, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The food was AMAZING and the portions were huge. Come hungry!! I got the Bugs Benny, which is a vegetarian Benedict, and it was fantastic. The service was pretty good. I actually felt bad for the server because he was only one in a totally packed restaurant. The only problem I had while here was the sub par quality of... More 

Thank LostCoastWanderer
Parsippany, New Jersey
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast before going to Balboa Park. the food was excellent, the coffee was excellent and they were both served hot. My wife had the Bugs Benny, a concoction of eggs benedict with extra potatoes and I had an egg skillet with bacon and avocado. The portions were huge. We probably could have split... More 

Thank Hans h
Yuma, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Our breakfast cost about $38 after all was said and done. However, the quality and quantity of the food was amazing. I had the salmon scramble and it was served with potatoes, a large slice of musk melon, dark toast and handmade blueberry jam. It was enough for 2 meals so I took some home and was able to enjoy... More 

Thank emilyhurst2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3831 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-293-7275

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