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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 10
    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
The best waffles around

Frequently when I am in the area I go to Harry's for breakfast. My wife and I have their famous waffle. It's inexpensive and delicious. The coffee is good, and the service is always prompt and efficient. I have been going there for years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
baltoro
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San Diego, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
San Diego, California
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349 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Frequently when I am in the area I go to Harry's for breakfast. My wife and I have their famous waffle. It's inexpensive and delicious. The coffee is good, and the service is always prompt and efficient. I have been going there for years.

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Bakersfield, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great, old fashioned coffee shop. Excellent service with an extensive breakfast menu. Parking in the rear of the building is convenient. My only disappointment was that the original Harry who started the restaurant was reputed to be a big Dodger fan but the largest photo of the place featured Willie Mays in a Giants uniform!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent food! Home-style cooking as well as some novel California style dishes. We started every day of our vacation with breakfast here and enjoyed several selections from their menu. The seasonal fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice were also excellent! It is casual, low-key and the service is quick and friendly. We will come back on ur next visit!

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Chandler, Arizona
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Harry's has been in business since 1960 and I can see why. Food is good, service great and prices are reasonable. It was busy but we got a seat without a problem.

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Saint Mary's City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was a ok place for breakfast. Nothing super great but good food. The bill for 3 of us was about $32. On vacation it saved us from cooking.

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San Diego
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Since 1961, which is "almost" as old as I am, Harry's Coffee shop has been a favorite of locals and visitors. I've been going there since I was very young. When a restaurant has been in business for over 50 years at the same location, they must be doing something right. Open for breakfast and lunch, the son of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very well-kept and busy, this place serves great breakfasts. Be prepared to wait in line, as they don't take reservations for breakfast and brunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place has the most comprehensive breakfast menu any of us had ever seen and we all immediately got very excited! The food did not disappoint and the service was really excellent. The children loved the whole experience.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Classic family run diner. All the usual deli food. Great breakfast food. Very popular for locals and tourists alike.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

New York Ambiance,Friendly welcome,and great waitress. What a combination.Our order was taken fairly quickly, but it took awhile for the food to come. It was worth waiting for.We all ordered different items. They came without mistakes. We were impressed. We will have to eat more meals here as there is a lot of good food on an extensive menu.

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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?