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Fig Tree Cafe

416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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Ranked #258 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 4th & 5th
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.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
410 reviews 410 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I love Fig Tree Cafe! I normally go to the one in PB but ended up coming here bc it was closer to me at the time. The food was just as good as what I get in PB. We got the meatloaf hash and the stuffed french toast which were just all to die for! Love the free coffee... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Recently visited SD and decided to try this restaurant based on the reviews. Let me tell you this is a great place to have breakfast, portions are big enough to share with your little ones. Absolutely recommend you try!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best places I have ever eaten in. We had breakfast and it was way ahead of anything we had on our 19 day trip to California. The freshest orange juice ever, perfect eggs Benedict and pancakes from another world. A absolute must if you are in San Diego..........

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Found the Fig Tree while taking a walk around historic liberty station. Inside and outside seating both relaxed atomosphere. Great place to sit and talk without pressure to get a move on. Menu is streamlined, but everything looked great. I ended up eating breakfast there two days in a row. Great morning value with the $5 breakfast special that changes... More

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pebble beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we love,love, the fig tree restaurant!!!!i ordered the andouille sausage omelet with truffle drizzle ,arugula and parmesan potatoes. my breakfast was perfect!!my husband had the man candy. the man candy is thick bacon with brown sugar and paprika,with an american and focaccia toast. my husband was very happy. my daughter joined us and ordered so much i cant remember but... More

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had the most amazing dinner at the Hillcrest location recently! The food was fantastic and our server was awesome! Our apps were the Crispy Eggplant and Homemade Meatballs-- both were fantastic! The eggplant was fried, but not greasy, served with goat cheese & arugula with a lovely balsamic glaze. The meatballs were also very good and served in a... More

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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We visited this for the second time on New Year's Day for brunch. What a hopping place! The wait was about 30 minutes so we went to #1 Fifth to get our morning drinks (coffee, mimosas, bloody mary). When our beeper called us back, we were seated comfortably. Service was excellent, with a smile and recommendations. The French toast sampler... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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245 reviews 245 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I went here for brunch recently; simple Huevos Rancheros. Bland, eggs were undercooked despite asking for them for them well done; TERRIBLE service (once the food arrived no one came near me for over 25 minutes)...long after I had finished I waited and waited and waited to ask for a check - eventually I stod up to leave and intercepted... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I am a professional cook and when I train staffers, I always state unequivocally that food should have flavor. I don't like making omelets and don't often order them. The omelet I ordered was delicious and the roasted potatoes were delicious (simple food well done!). Fresh herbs can make a meal -- loved the rosemary. We were five total dining... More

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I just wondered in to the Fig Tree Cafe for dinner on a recent visit to San Diego. We were in the Hillcrest district of San Diego walking around, and realized it was time for dinner. we walked in to a cozy little place called The Fig Cafe, and proceeded to have a delightful dinner. The food... More

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