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The Mission

#192 of 3,767 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 619-220-8992
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Kalispell, Montana
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125 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am just casual visitor from Montana. I keep coming back to The Mission for their quality food cooked the proper way. Love their fresh squeezed orange juice. An item not available where i live. Service is very good, but when the place is full, things can back up. Early breakfasts were my needs. Plenty of good fresh food without... More 

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Thank sullivan1212
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't anything bad about the place. But if you listen to others rave about it, you expect a big 'wow'. I thought it was over-rated, and have each time I have eaten there (4x total). I had the Mission French Toast and a side order of scrambled eggs and bacon. There was a lot of thick bread, which is... More 

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Thank GloriaMaria0403
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very good spot for big breakfast! You can eat outside or inside. Very good mexican cooking. Good quality of service

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Thank Ast987
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Some people LOVE this place and I often take visiting guests. They are known far and wide for friendly, local favorites. My only reason for not giving the 5 stars is because I think their coffee is too strong, but that's just me - I've been with people who go there solely for their coffee.

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Thank Raquel L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming no here and brining friends here for years. Love the vegetarian options all delish Mango green tea the bomb

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Thank Dglssab
Leadville, Colorado
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Decent. Wanted to check out a breakfast spot we never had been to on our trip. The prices were a little much for what you got. The options were pancakes/french toast or Mexican breakfast dishes. Bridget was our sever and although we weren't impressed her customer service skills really shinned.

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Thank Princeton1212
Oregon City, Oregon
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142 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

First of all. The portion size at this place is crazy. I got the cinnamon french toast with potatoes and bacon. I could barely eat half of it. Hint: you can substitute an item rather than paying more for the potatoes. The french toast was great, but the star of the dish was the rosemary potatoes. These are a must... More 

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Thank Daniel D
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The wait is long but that's ok if you are in for a good breakfast. Very good fusion food, fresh ingredients. We had the mission rosemary and paba locos. Nicely done and good taste. Priced reasonable for couple with coffee and food about $30-$35.

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Thank rajesh_the_traveller
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place caught our attention as we walked past so we decided to give it a shot. Large selection on the menu, some friendly staff (our waitress was very helpful) but some looked downright miserable. Was kinda off putting seeing them walk out trying to juggle multiple drinks (maybe a tray would come in handy). Food was good, we had... More 

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SoCal
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast of their famous Rosemary Potatoes & French toast.... Coffee us good, staff are friendly and professional.... Arrive early or wait....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Mexican, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-8992

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