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Cottage

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American, Californian, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 406
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  • 168
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 4
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Excellent food

The cottage not only has great food but an excellent staff as well, every one we encountered was very friendly and helpful. I say this because we have kids and not every place is nice to you when you have kids because they think you're a bad tipper, or going to be difficult, but they didn't treat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Misty S
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Cookeville, Tennessee, Usa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cookeville, Tennessee, Usa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The cottage not only has great food but an excellent staff as well, every one we encountered was very friendly and helpful. I say this because we have kids and not every place is nice to you when you have kids because they think you're a bad tipper, or going to be difficult, but they didn't treat us like that.... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I Decided to visit Cottage with a few friends. True to form the place was small and the wait was not, but as we all know good things are often worth waiting for. A little over an hour later the wait was over.Thaw atmosphere was cozy and relaxed. The staff was friendly and provided exceptional service. However the food was... More 

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San Diego
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The setting in old La Jolla is charming. Mostly outdoor seating in the patio of an old La Jolla cottage. The food is good and plentiful. Can be a wait for brunch or lunch.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best place for a fresh and scrumptious breakfast or lunch. Good service, friendly staff and the owner,Jason ,is always there with a friendly smile and a great welcome

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went there with my sisters for breakfast. All three of us enjoyed our food, the service was excellent and the vibe was great! I wish they had a better view but you can't have it all

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La Jolla
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Since converting from a pet store, this site has continued to improve its offerings. There is always something local for breakfast. However, my favorite is their pancakes--their chilaquiles are disappointing probably because they may be catering to tourists. Atmosphere is good and service is excellent.

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La Jolla, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, great staff. Often long waits as restaurant is extremely popular with area residents, but worth it. One of our favorite places to have Sunday brunch or weekday lunch as well as to take out of town visitors.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At most lunch times, you will find a line, but at most breakfast times you will probably find a longer line. This restaurant has been very popular for over 20 years. It is always pleasant to sit outside and enjoy very good food. They are also open for dinner, but only during Spring and Summer. Tortilla Soup is very good... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some co-workers and I went for lunch mid-week and we had a bit of a wait. The hostess called us for our table within the time frame provided and we were served in pretty quickly. The wait staff is very attentive even with the crowd and I did not feel rushed. The food was very good. I actually ordered breakfast... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfast, for us the portions were too large but that's better than too small right ? Everything is fresh, even the orange juice and that is hard to find in this country. Try the tangerine juice it is yummie ! Service is excellent. No negatives !

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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, Californian, 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, Californian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?