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Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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Ranked #3 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Tucson, AZ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Awesome restaurant! Great service, great presentation...wonderful experience. Told everyone about it as people asked us for a recommendation as we visited the beach area. Enjoy!

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Sherman, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Got there at like Brunch time but they are well known for Breakfast. Even knowing that we still ordered lunch. We decided to share the Crispy Goat Cheese Polenta and were we in for a treat. One wasn't enough so we ordered another. I wished then that I could have had a lunch portion! I had Maui Tacos -good but... More

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not happy with our hotel's breakfast offerings, we walked down the street to the cottage every morning during our stay in La Jolla. We were a large group and everyone enjoyed their meals--pancakes, omelets, even oatmeal (steel cut). Service was fast and friendly. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Restaurant was always bustling and crowded.

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san antonio,tx
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit. No matter what time it is you will always have a 45 minute or more wait here. I love their stuffed french toast. I do think the host or manager in charge could manage those waiting with a little more graciousness and tact. We are his customers, after al,l and without us he would not... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We just had breakfast at Cottage restaurant. There was a line of people waiting to be seated when we arrived. Fortunately, they had a table for two and we didn't have to wait. In spite of the fact that the restaurant was packed our waitress was there right away. Almost two minutes later we were already enjoying a delicious cup... More

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St albans
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We made a special trip here due to the good reviews we'd seen. Although the breakfasts were nice, it wasn't quite up to the standard of cody's, and it was the only place we ate in la jolla where we were disappointed with the service. Although we were seated fairly quickly, we had to wait nearly 20 minutes to order,... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The wait is worth it...and typically a 30 + minute wait, no matter what time of morning on the weekends. Good service, nice outdoor patio overlooking the streets of La Jolla Village, VERY good breakfasts.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good breakfast and patio. Inside was stifling. Sit outside. Just a bit overpriced we thought but our server was over the top.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Staying in mission beach, we wanted to treat ourselves to a great breakfast, being here the last year , on holidays , I made sure I wrote something about the gem of a place, this time we ate outdoors, Juan & the manager took very good care of us, we ordered the classic all American breakfast, my daughter order the... More

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San Diego, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While there isn't an ocean view, this restaurant has a great breakfast menu! The wait can be long, but the food is worth the wait. They offer coffee and samples of coffee cake while you wait for your table - nice touch! The staff is friendly, and once seated the service is very good. The eggs Benedict was amazing as... More

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