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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #14 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's worth going here for just the coffee, it's all from cafe Moto which is a very good coffee distributer here in San Diego. The food is OK, it's above average, reasonably priced, and large potions, but not exactly breath taking by any means. The service is always great, I really do like all the folks that work there. Worth... More

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Basel, Schweiz
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The wait was more than 30mins on that saturday morning - but the quality of food was worth every minute wait! By far the best breakie / lunch we had in the US ever.

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Houston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a favorite place for us when we visit Mission Beach. We only go for breakfast, so I cannot comment on lunch. Everything we have eaten is delicious. Banana pancakes, French toast, breakfast burrito, egg quesadillas, coffee, egg whites, bacon-- all were great. Get there early, or you will be waiting outside.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tried this place last week and it was good. They get pretty busy so plan to get there early or plan for a wait. Overall service and food were pretty good. We loved the extensive menu for just the coffee alone. Many different choices to pick from. I tried the chicken sausage and eggs and it was pretty good. The... More

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Tehachapi
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I escaped from a conference based at the Crowne Plaza in Mission Valley to this gem based on a ten best breakfasts in San Diego. So many interesting choices...I went with a breakfast quesadilla; so good! Black beans on the side, a little dollop of sour cream, fresh cilantro, a cup of just spicy enough salsa...near perfect. Great service, good... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We chose this cafe because of its name. We were going on a mission trip to Mexico, and it seemed like a good idea to start at the Mission cafe that day. What a wonderful beginning of the trip! We remembered that breakfast all the time we were in Mexico. The food was perfectly made. The coffee was wonderful. The... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

99% of the reviews suggest that The Mission is fabulous. I'm afraid I can only second that opinion. I could eat there every day, especially if I wanted to double my weight. The portions are substantial and the quality superb. And, if you like variety, there's plenty of that, too. We were there for breakfast and hope to go back... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Outstanding food and service. Fresh and accommodated dietary restrictions . We will go back ! Vegetarian tamale was amazing

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Henderson, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was the best breakfast we had in San Diego and an excellent start to the day. We were heading to the San Diego Zoo afterwards and their portion sizes were perfect. My girlfriend tried their apple sausage breakfast which was labeled as one of their favorites - SOOOOO good. I tried the croissant sandwich and added some bacon/avocado. Great... More

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La Jolla, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went as a group of 4 on a Monday morning and was seated immediately. The place is a very basic open design, but very comfortable. The portions are good-sized, but not ridiculous like some of the other places I have eaten at in this area. The price is good and the service was quick and friendly. A definite recommendation for... More

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