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Crest Cafe

425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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Ranked #176 of 4,046 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really good food. Never disappoints. The only thing is it's a little crowded. But they always seem to be able to see it patrons quickly.

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Happy to hear we never disappoint you! Thanks for stoppin' by for some homestyle cookin'. Take care, Crest Cafe More

Tyrone, Georgia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

family of SIX vacation. On day #1 we had breakfast at Crest Cafe and it was amazing. Eggs Benedict, my favorite but all at my table were very happy with their breakfast. GREAT place, even without Guy Fieri's recommendation!

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Glad the whole family had a good breakfast with us! Thanks for checking us out during your trip. If you make your way back to San Diego, you'll have to come visit us again. Take care, Crest Cafe More

San Diego, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love to Come here for lunch. Out of the ordinary sandwich preparation. Nice atmosphere. Very consistent service and food.

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

This is great stuff, Connie! Thanks for letting us fix lunch for you on the reg. Hopefully we'll see you soon! Until next time, Crest Cafe More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing meal. Very veg friendly menu. They were very accommodating for our large group of 4 adults and 3 kids. The kids devoured the pancake. The Cree brûlée French toast was amazing. My husband had the angus beef hash that was delicious! Great time!

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time at our table! Feeding the whole family is what we love to do around here, so it makes our day when that passion translates into a happy customer. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon -- we'll have pancakes at the ready! All the best, Crest Cafe More

Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the cafe after seeing it on TV. The French toast was amazing, probably the best I have ever had. The service was excellent. The coffee was good and it kept being refilled. So glad I made time to visit during my stay in San Diego

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Best French Toast you've ever had? That's exactly what we want to hear! Thanks so much for checking us out during your trip to the west coast -- come back and see us next time you're in SD. Safe travels, Crest Cafe More

Glendale, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It is difficult to find pancakes not made from white flour. Crest Cafe offers a short stack of multi-grain pancakes with cottage cheese in the batter, topped with slivered almonds and blackberries - absolutely delicious! My husband ordered the Western omelette and it came full of tasty ham, cheddar cheese and fresh peppers and onions. It was fluffy and light... More

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the chance to cook for you during your trip down, Lorraine! We love hearing that you were both able to find something to dig into for breakfast. Hope to see you back next time you're in San Diego! All the best, Crest Cafe More

Los Angeles, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We wanted to visit a restaurant that was featured on Diners-Drive-ins-& Dives show. This place is known for their Creme Brulee French toast (which I ordered). It was good. I ordered the strawberries and whipped cream on the side because it would have been way too sweet with that special brulee sauce they serve it with. My boyfriend ordered the... More

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

So sorry this happened when you were visiting from Los Angeles. We're surprised to hear it because we make it a point to keep the place exceptionally clean -- this is by no means a recurring issue. That said, thanks for the heads up! We'd love a chance to get off on the right foot next time you're in town.... More

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been eating at the Crest for a long, long time. Not sure why it never occurred to me to review them. I guess because when I go there I feel like I'm going home and who writes a review about their own home? Extremely diverse menu, everything I've eaten there has been good to great, the service is fantastic... More

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Better late than never, Joe. Pardon the mushiness for a second, but this is the kind of feedback that really reminds us why we're passionate about running this place. Thank you so much for your loyalty over the years and for spreading the word about your second home. We'll see you soon! Until then, Crest Cafe More

San Diego, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been going to the Crest Cafe for almost 15 years. My Children take me here for the "Billy Burger" on my Birthday and Father's Day. They will cook a hamburger as rare as you like. This means they use only the best meat for their food. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. The menu has... More

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Can we talk about how perfect it is that a guy named Bill loves the Billy's Burger?! Love it. 15 years is a long time -- thank you for your business over the years, and know that we're looking forward to countless visits to come! Until the next one, Crest Cafe More

Gilbert
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This gem was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. It was busy when we arrived so had to wait about 15 min. While waiting we saw the poster on the wall that it had been on drive ins diners & dives so I knew it had to be good. Service was excellent as was the food. Portions... More

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Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Susan, thank you for sharing this! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed breakfast over here, and we look forward to having you back next time you're in our neck of the woods. Best, Crest Cafe More

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Additional Information about Crest Cafe

Address: 425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
Phone Number: +1 619-295-2510
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American, Diner, Hamburgers

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