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1250 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-7662
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GF Breakfast

On vacation in San Diego looking for a gluten free restaurant and we found the best breakfast restaurant in the Gaslamp District. My wife had the gluten free French toast and she was supper happy. I had the Gluten Full banana/black berry pancakes an they were amazing. It also was a great walk from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Ruy D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

On vacation in San Diego looking for a gluten free restaurant and we found the best breakfast restaurant in the Gaslamp District. My wife had the gluten free French toast and she was supper happy. I had the Gluten Full banana/black berry pancakes an they were amazing. It also was a great walk from our hotel.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a great place to eat at! And the prices are ridiculous (in the good way)! Such low prices, and a good amount of food! There's a reason why some items don't come with the eggs and potatoes on the side. They also have a good variety of drinks, I like the Mocha Thai iced. The rosemary potatoes,... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Felt like a locals' secret. Very good breakfast dishes, quick service, lots of unique variety, crash squeezed orange juice. Definitely will go back next time I'm staying in the Gas Lamp district.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They make stupendous cinnamon toast, dynamite cappuccinos, and wicked sausages. Their rosemary potatoes are good too. Overall, expect good service, fantastic sweet breakfast dishes, good savory ones, large portion, and reasonable prices. Enjoy.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always come here when I come the So Cal. The food is always good. Location is very local for the area and the price is right!

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is one of the main reasons I keep coming back to San Diego! My experience is limited but over 4 years I've never had a bad meal or poor service. The French Toast is a must try!

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Neenah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to San Diego several times to visit family. One of the "must do" stops during our vacation is to eat at the Mission restaurant. Their French toast is out of this world; and the historic setting adds to a great dining experience. My family had several different food items and they all looked enticing. We did have... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Dislike: There's a line outside the door Likes: The hostess was friendly The food was delicious! The server was very helpful The prices are reasonable

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited The Mission on what is considered a slower week for tourists and did not experience a wait. The pancakes my kids ordered, despite being beautifully presented, were very dry and only had a white flour flavor and therefore the kids only took a few bites. In sticking with my plant based diet (vegan) I ordered the soy chorizo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We arrived on 8 AM and had wait half an hour to be seated. ChocolateCoffee was delisious, pancakes were OK not something to die for

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Additional Information about The Mission

Address: 1250 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 232-7662
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 232-7662

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 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?