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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, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 16
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  • 7
    Very good
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An entire shelf of different coffees, prepared fresh and nice and hot

The menu for this lovely restaurant is quite extensive and offers choices for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The portions are very large and can easily be shared. The breakfast potatoes are superb. The food comes very quickly and service is very efficient. Every thing is very tasty. Easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Annie S
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The menu for this lovely restaurant is quite extensive and offers choices for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The portions are very large and can easily be shared. The breakfast potatoes are superb. The food comes very quickly and service is very efficient. Every thing is very tasty. Easy parking. Easy location to find. And it is three doors from... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was my third time here, and the results were consistent. The line to order does seem to move very slowly and I'm not sure why. Perhaps because of the time it takes to choose all of the sides options. Also, the menu on the boards outside and on the wall can be confusing-just too many options and not well... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a branch off of Swami's. They are open 5-3. No dinner service. Great coffee selection. You order and pay and then they bring it to you. The acai and pitaya bowls are some of the best! Huge amounts of food. Sometimes the line is really long and slow and it gets very crowded at the door. We all... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love this place. Their food is great & there's lots of it. Coffees are great. The staff is wonderful. A few years ago, I had some dietary restrictions and they eagerly accommodated me. Since then, they always ask about my health each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have ordered a number of items here. All fresh, all tasty. The burger I had today was the best. Crisp fries, huge burger with cheese that actually tasted like cheese. A home run.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went with a friend for lunch. I ordered chicken tortilla soup with house salad...salad was good but soup could be better. My friend ordered Belgian waffle and eggs and bacon. The waffle was good but first they forgot the eggs and bacon and second a moldy blueberry was found. When we notified staff, the waitress giggled a bit (younger girl).... More 

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Virginia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast and was it ever good! La Mesa has an extensive menu with lots of things to choose from. I had the stuffed French toast which was a little disappointing but it came with scrambled eggs and bacon so I was satisfied. My husband had an omelet that looked (and tasted..wink wink) great. The pancakes are... More 

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La Mesa, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I am never disappointed in the food or service. This family operation is exceptional in every way and the food and variety is wonderful with the quaint outdoor eating area or room enough in the back to host a large group. They have my vote for excellence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

great selection. food taste great. Love the freshly squeezed juices. Portions are big. Love their breakfast especially. Definitely will come back

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La Mesa, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Breakfast is very good here! They do give everyone the best service they can. Orders can come pretty quick to a reasonable wait time. This is a popular spot.. it is busy for breakfast and usually has lines to order food. Portions are usually Big! For water and coffee- people serve themselves. The parking lot is busy and can get... More 

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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
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?