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Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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Ranked #4 of 1,270 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Auburn, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best breakfasts I've had in a log time!! Service was great & food was better. If you're in La Jolla, I defintely recommend.

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Oakland, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I recommend the Cottage on Fay Avenue in La Jolla for breakfast or lunch. They have a patio so you can dine while enjoying the beautiful La Jolla weather. If you are a car nut, there is a veritable parade of Ferraris, Maseratis and Bentleys that drive by during the meal. The food is solid and well prepared.

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San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went for brunch at 10am on a Saturday so we knew that we were going to have to wait but it was so worth it! Sandra, our waitress, was friendly and helpful. I had the Tuscan frittata. Great flavor and the accompanying scone was delish. There were five girls in my party and we chatted even after paying our... More

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Dallas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cottage is a great place to enjoy breakfast in La Jolla! I had the lemon ricotta pancakes...very yummy!! My husband enjoyed his meal as well. The service was good. We arrived when it opened so we were seated right away but it filled up very quickly!! It's a very popular place so if you are hungry get there early... More

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While my friend was in town last week we tried to go to all the breakfast places possible. Seeing that The Cottage had good reviews we decided to check it out. After checking in we were told the wait should be about 20 to 25 minutes. We understood that it was busy but we ended up waiting for about 45... More

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Temecula, California
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295 reviews 295 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The service really impacts everything ...for instance our server RU was so phenomenal that his honesty & willingness to make things right helped me feel less aggravated about my moist bread (kinda soggy) on my tuna sandwich. Eek! RU instantly took it back with no attitude & immediately brought out sliders which I opted for...they were amaZing!!! My hubby's b-day... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I believe this restaurant is known for it's great breakfast atmosphere but I think their dinner was one the best I've had in a long time!! The featured entrees were locally caught fish purchased at market that day... Need I say more? The chefs did a great job not over doing the sauces in terms of favors but we're generous... More

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Chicago IL
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159 reviews 159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What a treat!! Sitting outside on a beautiful July night with wonderful service and an absolutely delicious array of appetizers and entrees, we four girlfriends enjoyed a lovely evening in La Jolla. Can't wait to go back next year when our travels take us there again!!

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Tucson, AZ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Awesome restaurant! Great service, great presentation...wonderful experience. Told everyone about it as people asked us for a recommendation as we visited the beach area. Enjoy!

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Sherman, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Got there at like Brunch time but they are well known for Breakfast. Even knowing that we still ordered lunch. We decided to share the Crispy Goat Cheese Polenta and were we in for a treat. One wasn't enough so we ordered another. I wished then that I could have had a lunch portion! I had Maui Tacos -good but... More

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