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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 - 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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Visitor rating
  • 368
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Great food and service

We were very happy with the food and service. I only gave it 4 stars because it was a little pricey for breakfast. An omelette, coffee, and eggs, potatoes, toast no coffee was $40 inc $7 tip for 2. But nobody else thought it was pricey for the area I guess since there was a steady wait Sat am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
gjr2007
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I read good reviews about cottage, hoping to have a good experience myself but soon realize how terribly over rated this restaurant is. Starting with their no call in reservation process and waiting over one to two hours on a side walk like f****. After being sitted the food quality/quantity was underwhelming. I would not recommend going here as well... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

i don'r really understand where all these good reviews come from, the quality of the food is terrible , absolutely no love in what they do.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were very happy with the food and service. I only gave it 4 stars because it was a little pricey for breakfast. An omelette, coffee, and eggs, potatoes, toast no coffee was $40 inc $7 tip for 2. But nobody else thought it was pricey for the area I guess since there was a steady wait Sat am.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I really loved this place. The service was quick and efficient. I walked there from my hotel and I walked to the beach right after which was a big plus. The mimosas were just right and the French toast was AMAZING! Definitely a must-go.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Delicious breakfast at The Cottage. I ordered the bountiful, fresh fruit bowl and a scone. The fruit bowl was so fresh and abundant. Lots of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, bananas, blackberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple. I don't think they left anything out! The scone was nontraditional in that it was not super dry. . A nice crust on the outside and... More 

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us from Philly! We are happy you enjoyed our fruit bowl and freshly made scones and hope to see you back for more sometime soon :) More 

La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We travel a lot and have made it a tradition to have breakfast here before heading to the airport. Food and service is excellent.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

We love to hear that we are part of your pre-departure tradition :) Thank you for the continuous support. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived at 9:00am on a Monday and were seated immediately. Absolutely amazing restaurant. We had the country style French toast and fried egg sandwich. Both were to die for! Best breakfast I have had in a long, long time. I want to come back tomorrow!

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Wonderful! We hope you made it here two days in a row :) Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in La Jolla!! More 

Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The Cottage is possible The best place to have breakfast in La Jolla, The Food is Great and The setting very nice. My wife loved the benedictine eggs and I The vegetales frittata. It's a place not to be missed but you will have (always) to wait to get a table

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review and for visiting us from Mexico City! If you stop by during the week (Mon - Fri) you may not need to wait :) We hope to see you again soon! More 

Playa del Rey, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Jason, the maitre d, was so great, got us a sidewalk table in about 10 minutes (1-1.5hr wait) great people watching. I liked that they had complimentary coffee and coffee cake for the people waiting. Food was delicious, we got the stuffed french toast and eggs Benedict to share, I can't remember my waiter's name ( Sorry! :( ) but... More 

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Tanya, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and our service. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Southport, Australia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We arrived at the Cottage and had to wait around 30 minutes for a table. Interestingly, they put coffee and cake out on the sidewalk to ease the wait for the dozen or so guests who were also waiting. While the outside tables under the umbrellas looked a great spot, we were seated inside. This turned out to be just... More 

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Chris and Judy, thank you so much for visiting us from Australia! Thank you also for taking the time to write us this kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in La Jolla! 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, Californian, Contemporary

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

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