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Harry's Coffee Shop

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7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
858-454-7381
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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There is a reason this coffee shop has been in business for 66 years. The restaurant is clean but nothing fancy. Its full of locals and tourists alike. The workers are friendly and efficient. The food is hot and good quality. The coffee is delicious!!! If you like it as much as me, make sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
EricandShannon
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East Peoria, Illinois
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East Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a reason this coffee shop has been in business for 66 years. The restaurant is clean but nothing fancy. Its full of locals and tourists alike. The workers are friendly and efficient. The food is hot and good quality. The coffee is delicious!!! If you like it as much as me, make sure to buy a bag on... More 

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Thank EricandShannon
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have more than breakfast, but I only go for breakfast or brunch so that's all I can review about. The food is amazing. So tasty and always cooked perfectly. Their French toast with hash browns and eggs is what I've been getting lately and it's all soo good!! Try it out, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Daniel-Christie J
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals told us to get here early. They were right. After we were seated, the lines started. Great food served by great people. It is well worth the wait to eat here.

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Thank 4945
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best reuben sandwich I have had in California. Great service on their dog-friendly patio. I go there whenever I am in La Jolla.

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Thank John T
Advance, North Carolina, United States
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We showed up just after noon and had cheeseburgers. Don't do that. They weren't good. The place is known primarily for breakfast and be sure to stick with what they do well. That said, we finished with milk shakes which were amazing!

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Thank JoesueFree
San Diego
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, old fashioned "coffee shop" menu and service and food. Enjoyed the atmosphere and menu. Not fancy or the latest fad, just GOOD FOOD.

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Thank EttieD
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Harry's is a New York style coffee shop with good food and service. I got the waffles with frozen yogurt and fresh fruit topped with whipped cream. I thought that is was very tasty and a pretty good size for a dish that I thought was going to be very large. Other people with me got the La Jolla scramble,... More 

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Thank PineStreetEater
Prague, Czech Republic
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Absolutely one of the best breakfast I've ever had! We've got recommendation to visit this place and it was totally worth it! Eggs Benedict with bacon on Belgium waffle with maple syrup and butter? Yummy! I know it's not exactly a healthiest breakfast, but If you are on the vacation, you definitely deserve it! Parking at the rear at the... More 

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Tucson
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This restaurant is older but good. We had breakfast here. It was much lower in price than the pancake house down the street and the food was much better. The omelettes and toast are good. They have plain, brewed iced tea. Overall - very good.

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Thank pshajh
La Jolla, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Harry's probably hasn't changed much since they opened in 1960. There is something to be said for a restaurant to be able to survive for that long especially without needing to reinvent themselves like most restaurants do. We went with another couple and all of us loved our food. The only negative is that the service was slow...really slow. That... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858-454-7381

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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