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Point Break Cafe

#361 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-758-9870
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good place to grab breakfast in Shelter Island. The service was good and so was the food. A pretty standard style breakfast.

1 Thank glennrr
Santa Cruz CA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had a good bene here for breakfast. Service good but as others have said, a bit quirky. Don't expect Denny's.

Thank liveoaklinda
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I would give this place no stars if I could. It's gloomy and leaking, and the food was beyond bad. We had breakfast there, and everything tasted like the griddle had not been cleaned in quite some time. It was really bad. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Thank Nicola R
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, United States
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had lunch here today and the service was only surpassed by the great food we all had different dishes and all were satisfied. There were 9 of us and we had huge portions.

1 Thank Bob C
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I mean there was some good but this is your all the way around a dive. It was cute and had some charm and definitely a lot of character. I would dig the whole scene if the food didn't match the interior so well. The people were friendly and I loved the location. I walked from my hotel so that... More 

Thank rmaier
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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195 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting little restaurant on Shelter Island. A bit quirky inside but a homey ambiance. We were in just at the time for breakfast or lunch and all four of us had lunch. Good menu choices and a variety of burgers. I had the fish & chips which were done well - and tasted good - not excellent but pretty good.... More 

1 Thank Kirk H
Dallas, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I arrived in San Diego on New Year's Day, after a long drive from Phoenix. We were hungry and tired and chose to eat at Point Break largely because it was convenient to our Shelter Island hotel and also because it was open on New Year's Day! At first, we were a little uncertain if we made... More 

1 Thank Steven B
Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Fun irreverent atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food prepared just the way you like it. Point Break is one of our favorite San Diego breakfast hangouts. Try it, You'll love it. But, don't look for fancy surroundings or sophisticated fare. Go for just plain bar-like ambiance and delicious food.

2 Thank Tapetseb22
Glendale, AZ
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stay on Shelter Island every December during a veterinary conference and always have at least one breakfast at Point Break. You're treated like a local with attentive and engaging service. The breakfast menu is extensive and we are never disappointed. It's not fancy but filled with character.

1 Thank Robert S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It might look a little like a dive, but they've got good food and friendly wait staff. I had a delicious reuben sandwich and my wife had a turkey. Only thing wrong was they forgot the avocado. Menu has good variety of food. Good place to stop for lunch.

1 Thank Greg E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-758-9870

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