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Fig Tree Cafe

#263 of 4,168 Restaurants in San Diego
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416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (Between 4th & 5th)
+1 619-298-2010
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fig Tree Cafe first opened in Pacific Beach in 2008 and has now opened its...
Fig Tree Cafe first opened in Pacific Beach in 2008 and has now opened its second location in the heart of Hillcrest. Our menu changes with the seasons as we use in-season, locally grown products. Our PB location was voted best Brunch in San Diego 2010 and we"re excited to bring this award winning cuisine to Hillcrest. Our dinner menu features items such as Short Ribs, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza, Lobster Ravioli, rosemary, thyme and lemon marinated Jidori Chicken, along with a moderately priced, eclectic wine list. We take great pride in our friendly, inviting and unpretentious style of service.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, fine Waiter

3 of us had dinner. Started with 2 apps- Man candy bacon, was v good. Tasty strips of bacon, roasted in maple syrup and seasonings. We loved it. Also, shared a kale-Apple-pecan salad, as an app. Very tasty, with citrus vinaigrette-- loved this,too! Our server was v kind and helpful. Helped us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
kirbyfredstpaul
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st paul
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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st paul
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

3 of us had dinner. Started with 2 apps- Man candy bacon, was v good. Tasty strips of bacon, roasted in maple syrup and seasonings. We loved it. Also, shared a kale-Apple-pecan salad, as an app. Very tasty, with citrus vinaigrette-- loved this,too! Our server was v kind and helpful. Helped us with menu selections, including wine. We ordered a... More 

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Chapel Hill
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255 reviews 255 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a large group of 10 (6 adults, 4 kids) for breakfast, so got there early (basically, right after they opened) to get a table. Definitely recommend that if you have a big group. Food was fine, but service was really slow - they didn't seem to want to come and take our order, and even drinks took a... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wow, I'm really sorry that I suggested this place to my friend. Had lunch at this place today. Didn't care for it at all. I ordered the meatloaf hash with eggs. The eggs were so overcooked I couldn't eat them. The hash itself was not very good either kind of soggy texture and bland. My friend's sandwhich was ok but... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The gluten free pizza was out of this world! The atmosphere is great, and the service was friendly. Would definitely try it again!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stopped here and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was exceptional and so was the wait staff, The wine list was fantastic and they had reasonably priced options. We had appetizers and pizza and everything we had was really good; by far the best was the 'jars'. I definitely view this as a must do in the Hillcrest area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I found this little spot online, and we were not disappointed. He ordered an omelet and I ordered french toast. I can't describe how good the French Toast with an orange infused syrup was. I'm definitely going to try to revisit this place.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited on New Years Eve, so only tasted the special menu of the night. The roasted chicken with potatoes and garlic spinach was to die for! Had a great salad to start, yum. Sat in comfy banquette against the wall, but my companions said the chairs were also comfy. Service polite and unobtrusive. The place filled up very fast. My... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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246 reviews 246 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went for breakfast 26 Dec. Looked interesting from the street. Not busy as it was early so handed menus and told to select own own table. Seating is inside and street side patio. Service was fast and courteous. Coffee is decent and mugs topped up regularly. Ordered the Stuffed French Toast (strawberries, mangos and mascarpone cheese) served with syrup. The... More 

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Irvine, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Just happened to walk by when the last two restaurants were closed on a Monday afternoon. This is a small friendly place that had a killer veggie black bean burger. We split it and the people here were very accommodating. The staff were very friendly and personable to us. It also helps that the food is a good value and... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was my first visit here. It was suggested by friends, reviews were great and I was very happy to have an enjoyable experience. Service was good, restaurant was pretty noisy but the food was excellent. I tried the stuffed french toast with strawberries and mango and a few bites of the lobster/crab eggs benedict. Everything was excellent, super fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    (Between 4th & 5th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-298-2010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Fig Tree Cafe first opened in Pacific Beach in 2008 and has now opened its second location in the heart of Hillcrest. Our menu changes with the seasons as we use in-season, locally grown products. Our PB location was voted best Brunch in San Diego 2010 and we"re excited to bring this award winning cuisine to Hillcrest. Our dinner menu features items such as Short Ribs, Fig and Prosciutto Pizza, Lobster Ravioli, rosemary, thyme and lemon marinated Jidori Chicken, along with a moderately priced, eclectic wine list. We take great pride in our friendly, inviting and unpretentious style of service.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?