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American, Contemporary
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in La Jolla

The Cottage always has great food. But you may need to wait. It is the Best Breakfast in La Jolla. Very health dishes. Now they are open for dinner too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cottage always has great food. But you may need to wait. It is the Best Breakfast in La Jolla. Very health dishes. Now they are open for dinner too

Thank Larryrutkowski
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good restaurant with good service and food. For being such a popular place we were able to get a reservation 30 min from my call. We got there and it was packed but they sat us 5 min early. The steak was good and the salmon was very good. The guacamole was very fresh and tasty. They brought... More 

Thank Coffeebj
Stafford, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the stuffed French toast a strawberries and bannanas on top...however when I received my meal..it was cold and u could tell the strawberries,inside the French toast had been frozen and they were soggy. However the van and and strawberries on top were fresh. Would not visit again.

Thank Samantha H
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was wonderful. We asked for a cinnamon roll for an 8 yr old and it was as huge as the plate! We all shared and it was very good. All of the food that was served was tasty and speedy. The waiter was a little pretentious, but unfortunately sometimes that is to be expected in La Jolla. Outdoor... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped there after visiting La jolla cove for dinner.Ordered wild salmon with white beans and some sort of salad.Was very delicious not big portion though.I think the breakfast will be better.

Thank Ramidaher
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast is something to come down here for. I am amazed by the service and combinations of breakfast .LOVE IT

Thank JayDmz2013
La Jolla, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time we had a great experience. I would always recommend the Cottage. Since we were disappointed the first time they went all out to make us feel very comfortable. Not only did they give us a free entrée with some wine, we also got an excellent dessert. We really did not expect such a generous offer. Thank you very... More 

Thank Brita W
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here a couple of times and it's very good, tasty, great portions. The other day we stopped for dinner that turned out to be a mistake. With the exemption of sitting out on the patio on a beautiful might, dinner was a complete bust. Four stars is for breakfast. Zero stars for dinner. They need to stick with... More 

Thank theworldisnotenought
Washington State
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is clean, well managed, with trained and efficient servers. We think the breakfast, including the hot chocolate, is so delicious! We had the Calif. omelet and the benedict with vegetables, which were done perfectly. Another table chose the stuffed French toast which looked so good and was more like a dessert. We live far away, but would make... More 

Thank VEFlowers
Allen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Cottage based on reviews from Travel Advisor and found the dinner so delicious we came back for brunch! We found both wonderful and enjoyed outdoor seating on both occasions.

Thank RFromTX

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children


Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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