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Cottage

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American, Contemporary, Californian
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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Today
7:30 am - 3:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 36
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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
Most recent review
High-end La Jolla Brunch in a casual atmosphere.

I have personally attended breakfast at The Cottage numerous times over the last year, upwards of around 20 times. Throughout my visits I haven't had a bad meal yet, bot have I had to complain or request anything to improve my experience. Their potatoes and scones are to die for and their pot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
brettmartin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have personally attended breakfast at The Cottage numerous times over the last year, upwards of around 20 times. Throughout my visits I haven't had a bad meal yet, bot have I had to complain or request anything to improve my experience. Their potatoes and scones are to die for and their pot of coffee receive make their atmosphere very... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Why? Maybe it's the great menu or the fast, friendly service... Or maybe the free coffee and coffeecake while you wait! We waited about 20 minutes for a patio table on a sunny Sunday morning, but by the time we left, the wait times were an estimated 45 minutes. Either way, it would've been worth it for the lemon ricotta... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Have always enjoyed my meals here. I prefer breakfast to lunch or dinner but hate the long wait times. There are a few places around town I am willing to wait but this is not at the top of my "wait list".Food has always been good although a bit over priced. Service is adequate and they do a good job... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious. They have savory and sweet on the menu which makes it difficult to decide. The outside seating has a nice casual and comfortable feel. It really feels like San Diego.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us Karoline. We are glad to hear you enjoy our food and ambiance and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in La Jolla! More 

San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Cottage is in a wonderful neighborhood setting with great food and service. Whether eating inside in their cozy cottage, or outside on the tree shaded patio, you can always count on a really nice meal. The menus offer interesting choices and the food always delivers. The service is warm and friendly. The Cottage is open year round for breakfast... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great location, food, and atmosphere. The staff is always friendly and make us feel welcome. I visit La Jolla several times a year but the staff remembers me every time I visit.

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San Diego
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff was friendly. The service was impeccable. The food was so great and very reasonably priced for the large portions ! The Cottage is definitely a place we will always choose to go to again and again.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Cottage is always the place I take my family before heading home from a vacation in San Diego. The food and service is outstanding. There might be a wait to get a table, during busy hours, but it is well worth the wait. Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food is great. Venue is too packed with tables and everything, which is not nice. The food is also a little overpriced but not too much. Overall good for brunch but not good for date or anything else.

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San Diego, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether you live in San Diego or are just visiting our beautiful city, The cottage is a "must" go to dining experience! From the moment you walk up to the quaint white picket fenced building, you feel something special is about to happen. The staff at the Cottage are always bright and cheerful(even in the earliest hours of your day),... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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

Questions & Answers

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