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9035 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA
(858) 565-1028
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small town diner feel

When ordering breakfast, we ordered some extra sides thinking that the meals we were getting might not be enough. We were very wrong because we couldn't even finish our veggie fritatta and gyro omelette, let alone the sides. The serving sizes are huge- you are getting a lot of food for the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When ordering breakfast, we ordered some extra sides thinking that the meals we were getting might not be enough. We were very wrong because we couldn't even finish our veggie fritatta and gyro omelette, let alone the sides. The serving sizes are huge- you are getting a lot of food for the price you are paying and it was good... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been coming to Spice House for almost 20 years. They have some of the best French toast I have ever had, big and light, served with butter, syrup and powdered sugar. The rest of breakfast is very good too. I love their sandwiches, the Bacon and Avocado treat is great, toasted sourdough, tons of bacon, avocado and melted... More 

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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91 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a very dependable place for a nice breakfast. Anything from simple to fancy, American to Greek, this is the place to get it. Greek breakfast? That's right. Nice clean comfortable interior. Good service, and the food is prepared freshly and quickly. Several times I have had the Portuguese sausage and eggs platter, which I enjoy very much. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Gyro Omelette is a definite favorite! Fluffy eggs, feta cheese, gyros, tomatoes....yum! And the hash browns are crispy and brown. Great place for breakfast or lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

The best French toast of your life! And it's not expensive! Decor is old but who cares? Come here hungry and for breakfast. the French toast is so good I want to die in it!

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San Diego
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Do you want large portions of good comfort food, at a reasonable cost, by a friendly staff, in an authentic 1980s diner? If yes, go to the Spice House Café. The food is always good and the menu, well plan on getting there early to give yourself time to read the entire menu. Not only will you find "American" food,... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perfect location, in busy Clairemont Mesa. Breakfasts are generous, hearty, with an international flair. My favorites are the Greek-inspired breakfast options...yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The service was great Strawberry French toast combo was very satisfying cozy cafe friendly waiters i must try again.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is more of a traditional style café with a wide array of breakfast and lunch food choices. Pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, greek food, meatloaf...and the menu list goes on and one. You want a filling meal? This is the place. You can tell the locals dine here on a very regular basis - which is always where an out-of-towner wants... More 

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San Diego
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is THE place for breakfast/lunch if you like large portions of very good regular food at inexpensive pricing in the Kearny Mesa area of north San Diego.. Because the owner is Greek, there are Gyros and Lamb Chops as well as standard cafe fare. The salads are HUGE. There is a 1/2 lb Hamburger special with fries as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9035 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 565-1028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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