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Fig Tree Cafe

#504 of 3,753 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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast, So-So Dinner

They had a good breakfast menu. The food was good, the wait staff was pleasant and helpful. I was a little disappointed in the dinner menu. What I had was good, but the menu was limited and a little on the foo-foo side for my taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Rose H
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Edmonton, Canada
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235 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a restaurant a lot of people talked about so we were really hyped up for this place. unfortunately we didn't get the service or the great quality we were looking for, being the first customers on that morning the entrees were average, their garlic fries tasted really good. I had an eggs Florentine, and the hollandaise was not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The breakfast i ordered was nothing like what was said on the menu it was also dry and bland service was good at best

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They had a good breakfast menu. The food was good, the wait staff was pleasant and helpful. I was a little disappointed in the dinner menu. What I had was good, but the menu was limited and a little on the foo-foo side for my taste.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here before we hit the road for our drive back to SF. I loved the service here and had to share with fellow Trip Advisor members. My son has a lot of food allergies and loved the gluten free and vegan options on the menu. I recommend this place.

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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We really enjoyed brunch at the Fig Tree Café on a weekend trip to San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood. It has an excellent selection of breakfast/lunch options to choose from - I had the "eggwich" which was an awesome breakfast sandwich on a brioche bread with fried eggs, mozz cheese and bacon. The side potatoes were some of the best I... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant serving organic, local fare. We loved the beet salad and pizza. Patio seating was comfortable and relaxed.

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San Diego, California
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now...though, to be fair, the location I've had in mind is the one in Liberty Station. Still, a Fig Tree Cafe is a Fig Tree Cafe, right? We were in the area with the beagles in tow one sunny Saturday morning, and decided to see which place had the shortest... More 

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Santee, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I came to the Fig Tree with some friends for Sunday brunch around 11:00 am. No reservations are accepted so you put your name on a list and wait for a table – which was fine. We waited 45 minutes – which was also fine considering it was a beautiful Sunday morning. We saw our server three times during our... More 

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Brazil
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great coffee, delicious food and welcoming, friendly staff. My bacon was cooked perfectly (not too crispy, which seems to be the preference here in the States), the house potatoes were tasty and the lattes were foamy and well made. Went back the next day for more coffee and some coffee cake. A great cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This location is small, but the brunch was fabulous! I love the urban location and decor. We will be back .

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

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

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