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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 - 9:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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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
The Cottage is truly a jewel in La Jolla!

We had breakfast there on both mornings during our weekend stay in SD (March 28-29). The food and service were great and we really appreciated the nice gesture given by manager, Jason! Working in hospitality, we were very surprised by this in the best way possible. Will definetely recommend The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
FairmontQE
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast there on both mornings during our weekend stay in SD (March 28-29). The food and service were great and we really appreciated the nice gesture given by manager, Jason! Working in hospitality, we were very surprised by this in the best way possible. Will definetely recommend The Cottage to everyone I know visiting San Diego!

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very good. Fast service. I had some wholesome blueberry pancakes that were delicious. Omelet had by companion was just okay, but not bad or anything. Coffee okay. Attentive wait staff. No pets even on deck.

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Columbus, OH
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27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Cottage the morning we left La Jolla. The staff is efficient and professional and the food is yummy!

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My overseas friend & I both thought it was 'ok' - nothing exceptional, + they charged for the rolls.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Why have the same old meals day after day. Try something different or the same old thing differently. You can see the menu at their website, but my experiences here always leave a fine taste in my mouth. Long ago, more than 5 years, I would say, I bought their cookbook and asked them about it. They do not sell... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoy breakfast on the patio, it's lovely the good is great! It's a nice experiance if you get here early or mid week. I don't like waiting but it's so quaint and cozy.

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Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Kelly! We are happy you stopped by and enjoyed your experience with us. See you soon! More 

San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice place tucked away in a cute cottage. Very crowded due to the amazing food and service they have. Loved their mimosa's and omelettes. The french toast and pancakes were amazing too. The servers were pretty nice and accommodated any special requests.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We tried to have breakfast here Sunday morning only to find a 1 1/2 hour wait. So we went at 7:45 on a Monday morning and found an almost empty breakfast spot soon filling up. From the man that greeted us and was very friendly and talked to us for a few minutes to the serving staff we were pleasantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my brunch. I ordered the Baja chicken hash and a vanilla latte and it was delicious. The staff was also very attentive! I will definitely go back next time I'm in La Jolla.

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I come to the Cottage quite often for breakfast. It is one of the best places to come for breakfast and lunch in La Jolla. There is usually a long wait, but you can put your name down and they will tell you approximately how long the wait is. You can walk around the lovely village of La Jolla and... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?