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Fig Tree Cafe

416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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Ranked #152 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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English first
San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was here with two friends for dinner and we ask thought our food and the service was fantastic. I had an on fish special with lobster sauce that was absolutely amazing. The flatbread with figs on it was also really good. I'll be back again next time I'm in San Diego!

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not only is the food here scrumptious, the entire menu can be made gluten free which is such a treat for those of us who can't ingest gluten. I HIGHLY recommend the French toast with the Marscapone cheese. Ridiculously good! The Service is also fantastic, can't wait to return...

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Chula Vista, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good for people looking for animal welfare. Some organic options. Taste was OK, nothing extraordinary here

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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There were a few brunch spots in Hillcrest with long waits for a table on Labor Day. This had no line and were we ever pleasantly surprised! Though it was busy, service was prompt and the food was outstanding. Big portions and quite fresh. Best potatoes ever. Minor complaint, the air conditioning is a little weak. No need to wait... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We live nearby and come here often. The food is always very good, and is freshly made from real ingredients. It has a little more flare in the recipes than most places. Friendly service.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have a small dog and were looking for a nice place to eat and boy did we score. We have eaten here before and knew they were dog friendly. We were seated on the patio out front (wonderful for people watching). Mica was our wait person and from the start he was fantastic. He came out with a cool... More 

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I walked into this place by chance. The menu options are great! I loved the fried egg sandwich. Service was okay but it didn't matter because I was completely into my sandwich.

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Carlsbad, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Came here for the first time before seeing a play at the Old Globe and loved this restaurant. The service was outstanding, the restaurant is open and rustic, and there is an ample patio for outdoor dining. They also have some outstanding wines (I highly recommend the Super Tuscan, it was fantastic) and a great beer and drink selection. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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474 reviews 474 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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Additional Information about Fig Tree Cafe

Address: 416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: 6192982010
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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