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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
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 15
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  • 6
    Very good
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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
Most recent review
My favorite local resturant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Crystal B
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 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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65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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El Cajon, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had the best food here in this hidden little gem. sundried tomato, mozzarella, sandwich with tortilla soup. the prices were decent, too. then we shared a acai sorbet dessert bowl with fruit and granola and coconut shavings. soooo good. it is a little awkward to order and pay for your food in a line, then sit down, but the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped by on off hours for a quick lunch and were extremely impressed with the service and quality of food we ordered. The food was hot and plentiful. They had the best french fries I have had in a very long time. Our sandwiches were filled with tasty vegetables and lots of turkey slices. There were many choices of... 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?