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La Mesa Bistro and Bakery

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8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
619-589-0806
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 28
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  • 10
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding breakfast spot

Great selections of coffee. The food selections are extensive. The salmon eggs Benedict with choice of fruit or potatoes was excellent. Thus place fills up fast in the mornings. A great local spot for breakfast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Joseph_F48
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selections of coffee. The food selections are extensive. The salmon eggs Benedict with choice of fruit or potatoes was excellent. Thus place fills up fast in the mornings. A great local spot for breakfast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An endless menu of healthful choices. Great coffee drinks and fresh juices. Amazing Acai Bowls! Check the Lobster Eggs Benedict....amazing food. Open for early breakfast and lunch. Close early before dinner. Has become so popular the parking can be difficult. Located in a strip mall where they are the main business but cannot get enough parking.

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Thank Sharon H
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is my absolute favorite place to get breakfast. Everything is good, fresh, and good portion size. I often split a meal with a friend and have plenty to leave full. Otherwise my husband loves to eat my leftovers! There are several types of Benedict and all of them have been amazing! I also love the veggie scramble. I have... More 

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Thank Kaelyn L
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This restaurant says LaMesa Bakery and Bistro on the outside but says Swami's on the inside. Maybe Swamis has moved into this building because I don't see any evidence that it is a bakery unless they bake all their own stuff. Regardless, The food is fantastic. I wrote a longer review or Swami's i anyone wants to check it out.... More 

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Thank Maryloualso
San Diego
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We were here for brunch and it did not disappoint. Customers stand in line and place orders at the counter, then food is brought to the table. It was a busy time but our food came quickly. I had Bistro Delight sandwich - delicious, huge, and made with fresh potato bread. (Avocado, swiss, turkey, lettuce, onion). Choice of sides -... More 

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Thank culdesacSanDiego
caliornia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Friendly, excellent quality food, been eating there for several years. Husbands favorite is breakfast omelettes. My favorite are their salads-big enough for two--the eggs they use are the freshest ever and the variety of coffees are great all self serve

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Thank diegomontana
La Mesa, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Bistro is the best breakfast restaurant in La Mesa, perhaps San Diego entirely. The staff is friendly, efficient, & happy to serve. Menu is large; if you can't find it at the Bistro, you don't want it anyway.

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Thank Lou P
La Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every time I stop here for breakfast or lunch the food has been consistently good. Always fresh and great tasting!! The staff is very friendly and good, fast service.

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Thank Mary5261
La Mesa, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We enjoy eating breakfast outside on their small, but intimate deck. The food selection is outstanding and I've never been disappointed. Fruit sides are always fresh and sweet.

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Thank resobrien
La Mesa, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great local restaurant with murals of the LaMesa area. Best coffee around! Food portions are generous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-589-0806

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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?