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Cottage

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

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Visitor rating
  • 444
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Cute place, indoor and outdoor seating

I had a really wonderful shrimp and crab salad. $20. Came with rolls, had lots of seafood and avocado. Really great lunch. Looks like a wonderful place to have breakfast too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Tucson, Arizona
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I had a really wonderful shrimp and crab salad. $20. Came with rolls, had lots of seafood and avocado. Really great lunch. Looks like a wonderful place to have breakfast too.

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Atlanta
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant serves breakfast until 3pm, so you could go for brunch. The portions are so generous they are like two meals. I had the ricotta lemon pancakes with blueberries, and it was delicious. The blueberries were so fresh they squirted me. My husband had the stuffed French toast with strawberries, and he loved it. It is rare that he... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food is consistently good but tables very close together so difficult to hold conversations-Waiter had a very loud voice when attending to party next to us However we love the atmosphere but feel that lunch at the Cottage with its delightful ourdoor atmosphere is more pleasant

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Read all the reviews on here before going for breakfast so expectations were high Unfortunatly the food did not. Live up to the reviews The food was standard cafe food at best and service was mediocre. Overpriced for what you get

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner last week at the Cottage and really enjoyed it. I had a very interesting capellini wrapped crab cake. That was a new preparation for me but I found it delicious. Salads were very good and the menu was different and interesting...who knew?

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My expectations were really high when going to this place, due to the high ratings. I was not disappointed, the food (I had the eggs benedict) were really good. The restaurant is situated nicely with a great patio and the service was good.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Excellent quality. Fresh ingredients. Impressive bowls of fresh fruit and a good selection of savoury breakfasts. It does get busy so arrive early. Alternatively if queues build up they serve coffee and cake to customers queuing outside.

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hartford, ct
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Mahi tacos were awesome with a nice selection of ballast point beer. I had some kind of bread pudding with berries that was truly delicious. Seems to be a family operated business with a nice family. Definitely go!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

.....great service and reasonable prices. Although the staff had to take care of a big private party, the service for us was just perfect. Highly recommend this place as a great family restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had breakfast here on Friday morning and had to wait about 15 minutes to get in but its summer, of course. I had the roasted veggie omelette and gluten-free toast and loved it. The Iced Tea is wonderful, too. My friend had the Eggs Benedict and said it was wonderful, too. Highly recommend.

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?