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La Mesa Bistro and Bakery

8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
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Ranked #13 of 186 restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
La Mesa, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Generous portions of food for breakfast. Large menu, but they will accomodate almost any special request. Self-serve coffee from a dozen blends is a great idea. Usually busy, so be prepared to wait a few minutes.

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Cairo, Egypt
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272 reviews 272 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This little restaurant sits in a commercial strip mall (not really a "mall" - just a conglomeration of stores and shops) and really is unnoticeable from the street, which isn't that well traveled. Don't let that fool you; this is a destination! Specials are posted at the door as you enter; more specials are on the wall behind the register... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stopped into this restaurant with my sister for breakfas because it was supposed to be pretty good. We saw a line of people at the register, but a few empty tables. We didn't see a hostess stand, so we sat down. No servers approached us so we flagged down someone wiping tables and asked for menus which she brought... More

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Rego Park, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A lots of breakfast eggs dishes. Very taste and decent side. Unique place. You order in the counter and then wait @ your table. Next time I'm in la mesa area will return

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a really great little bistro The menu is very diverse. The juices are home made. All of the food is fresh. It is a family restaurant with a touch of Mexico. Highly recommended. !

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

When traveling getting a great local meal is a must and this place hit the spot! We went out for Sunday breakfast which was a very busy. You order from the counter which I am not accustomed too and at first we were all a little weary about it; but when the food came, it was great. I would recommend... More

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West Linn
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

You order at the counter and the place is popular for breakfast and lunch. The have several types of real (not candy flavored) coffee in pump pots made strong and hot. For a bakery the selection is limited but they have good egg dishes, salads, and more. At the back of a strip mall, but it's a clean and pleasant... More

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Vail, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Every time that we are in La Mesa to visit my folks, we go here at LEAST once. In addition, my parents go here often as it is one of their favorites. If you do not want a chain restaurant and want a bountiful yummy made from scratch breakfast you can't go wrong by visiting this gem. Now, I have... More

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Chaska, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I came across La Mesa Bistro quite by accident. I was driving through a small strip mall parking lot when I spotted this place. I'm always on the lookout for a great breakfast or lunch spot. The lot was full, and when I went inside, there was a line to order. They have an extensive menu, but I was there... More

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San Diego, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We now live about 25 miles away but have had two occasions recently to be near La Mesa Bistro and Bakery. The "bakery" was not in evidence, but it serves the as good a breakfast as we have had anywhere in San Diego County. It doubles as a coffeehouse with a great variety of coffees to choose from on a... More

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