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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 84
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Outstanding service and food for a coffee shop.

The staff was fast, friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding. Had a large and varied menu. I had the chipped beef which I have not seen on a menu in decades. Excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ProfessorJudd
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The staff was fast, friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding. Had a large and varied menu. I had the chipped beef which I have not seen on a menu in decades. Excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

not only does Harry's have the BW Benny that is to die for, it also has an amazing atmosphere filled with the nicest people in town and amazing workers. The silver fox milkshake is one of the many unique things to try there.

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Bellevue WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Breakfast, lunch, snack on a highly diverse menu of good, well prepared foods at reasonable prices served by very friendly staff who respond to every wish or comment. The decor contains a collection of high school and professional sports memorabilia that is delightful along with Norman Rockwell prints. I also am delighted by the way they keep track of guests... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Step back in time and enjoy some great food in a landmark diner. Breakfast all day, delicious sandwiches, and great coffee are just some of the goodies that await you at Harry's. Established in 1960, this landmark diner has friendly, efficient staff and really good food. Our server was quick and the food arrived just as we ordered. The bottomless... More 

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texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A real step back in time. We saw this place after a shopping trip to Von's, across the street, checked it out on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try on our last morning, good decision. It must be a local haven because everyone called everyone by name- the patrons and the help. It was theist breakfast we had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Best I've ever had! Hash browns done just right & sourdough toast that had that real sourdough taste & texture. Our server, Shelly, was outstanding. Attentive & cheerful on a busy Saturday morning. Plenty of free parking in the back. This little place has it all going on. We didn't even try the great looking cinnamon rolls. I guess we'll... More 

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Sunny Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

One of the best things in La Jolla (other than the fabulous beaches, abundant sea life and great shops) is Harry’s Coffee Shop. Whenever I go to La Jolla, I drive straight to Harry’s (about a 2 hour drive from my house) just for the Breakfast. My favorite is the Smoked Salmon Omelet (which is hard to find anywhere). I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

great place in La Jolla, be prepared to wait a while... but the wait is well worth it. The menu is larger than the place itself and everything we ordered was awesome. Bagels and lox, Eggs Florentine, waffles etc. Service was good and not over priced. Will be back.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were visiting friends in La Jolla and they took us here for lunch. A typical neighborhood diner with friendly & accommodating wait staff, great food at reasonable prices. They charge extra for real maple syrup which isn't a big deal. Some of the diners we go to in NY charge as well. Not a big deal - but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not much more to say than that. Who doesn't love bacon IN waffles?? Wonderful atmosphere, the staff was amazing and the photos on the walls are worth the trip alone. Can't wait to come back again!

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Additional Information about Harry's Coffee Shop

Address: 7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
Phone Number: 858-454-7381
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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: Coffee Shop

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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