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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 7
    Very good
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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
Great Food

Wonderful food for breakfast or lunch. The Eggs Benedict are the best in town. Try the California Benedict - eggs and Benedict sauce on top of avocado. And you can sit outside with your dog!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food for breakfast or lunch. The Eggs Benedict are the best in town. Try the California Benedict - eggs and Benedict sauce on top of avocado. And you can sit outside with your dog!

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San Diego, California
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39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you're headed out to East County for some hiking, falconry, Julian apple pie, desert fun - or whatever, this is a great little breakfast joint to stop in and fuel up. The food is good, the helping sizes are great, and the coffee selection is fantastic. We will be return guests, guaranteed!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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148 reviews 148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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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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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77 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about La Mesa Bistro and Bakery

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

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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?