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Fig Tree Cafe

416 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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Ranked #166 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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437 reviews 437 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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