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Cottage

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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great staff and fast service

The staff were all top of our needs and very prompt. Great location and choice for a nice meal. The atmosphere was really calm and clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Melanie A I
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The staff were all top of our needs and very prompt. Great location and choice for a nice meal. The atmosphere was really calm and clean.

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Cottage began offering dinner recently. The food was very good; the atmosphere even better. It is hard to find fault with anything in La Jolla. The menu was creative. My wife didn't like the fried chicken, but she is from the South and they believe chicken can only be fried correctly when the location is south of the Mason-Dixon... More 

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You shouldn't need much of a review to know that the Collage is popular with locals--just get in the crowd that surrounds the restaurant on Sundays, or any day in the summer. This local hangout is a great place for people watching, for grabbing a delicious cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup and/or a Salad, or for just enjoying the ambiance... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Cottage is a quaint location near the Ocean with plenty of street parking within a block of the restaurant. The cottage is a very busy breakfast location and they acknowledge this by providing free coffee and coffee cake while you wait (typically). The food and the service are top notch. One of the great aspects of this restaurant is... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this place so once our plane landed, since it was still breakfast time, off we went. The wait was quite long so we strolled around the block and found a bench so we could sit and chat while waiting for our text to say our table was ready. They had coffee and coffeecake for guests that were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We lined up for an hour on a Saturday morning but it was definitely worth it! Options galore with the diverse menu and extended breakfast/lunch hours. The service was sensational! My sister and I are travelling on a budget so we share all our meals - our waiter went above and beyond to split 1 meal and 1 juice onto... More 

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Michelle! And thank you very much for visiting us from Australia! :) We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service, and excited to hear that you found our food to be the best meal you had in California! We hope you and your sister come back to visit again... More 

Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable. Relaxed. Reasonable prices. Good food. Great scones instead of toast for breakfast. Did not go for dinner but wished later that we had.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much Sharon! We will be waiting to see you again for dinner. Thank you for stopping by! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Something about the inviting laid back beach ambiance- You just know your day will be great after breakfast here. Any dish chosen never lets me down- especially any eggs benedict plate requested. French toast is for those with a big appetite, but it is divine and worth the guilt. It's my favorite morning place for sure.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jesse! We are very happy to hear that we are your favorite morning place :) We hope to see you again - maybe for lunch or dinner also - soon! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

At times the lines can go on and on, but they move quickly, so stick it out. We were driving from Laguna Beach to downtown San Diego and had to stop at the Cottage on the way. The portions are large, the menu for breakfast is large, and the food is just excellent! We had the stuffed French toast (huge)... More 

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Gary! We are very happy to hear that this is the second time you stop by to visit us and that you consider our restaurant to be "one of the best breakfast restaurants you have ever eaten at". We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Knightdale, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I ordered a benedict and a Mexican Mocha. The coffee was good. My poached eggs were slightly overcooked, but not the worst that I have had. Based on pictures and reviews that I had seen I had expected a little bit more, but It was not a bad breakfast and I certainly finished it all. The atmosphere was pretty cute.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Jen, thank you very much for the feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your poached eggs were slightly overcooked. Next time please let your server know if something you order doesn't come out to your liking and we will be more than happy to remake the item for you at no additional cost. We hope to see... More 

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Additional Information about Cottage

Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
Phone Number: 858-454-8409
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

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: 858-454-8409

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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