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The Mission

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The Mission
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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
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2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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The mission is particularly one of my favorite breakfast restaurants. I personally love eating brunch at various restaurants and have tried different ones in San Diego, I can tell you with certainty that The Mission is really good. First off, their Rosemary potatoes are exquisite. Second of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Mitzi S
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The mission is particularly one of my favorite breakfast restaurants. I personally love eating brunch at various restaurants and have tried different ones in San Diego, I can tell you with certainty that The Mission is really good. First off, their Rosemary potatoes are exquisite. Second of all, their "Tamal" with Chile Verde is fabulous: it comes with a green... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was my third visit to this place. The previous 2 x I had the amazing french toast. This time I decided to try the roast beef hash and eggs. The meat was chewy which was disappointing to me. The side order of blueberry pancakes were delicious. My friend also ordered the hash and eggs and found the meat to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Everything was perfect, our server Tara was fantastic, the food was delicious. We had a lot of fun and we'll definitely be back. Thank you for everything, Arick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we first arrived I was a little nervous. It was 2:00 pm and the place was almost empty. The menu looked primarily like breakfast items. One small page of lunch items. We ordered steak quesadillas with black beans, fabulous, best I've ever had! Wish we were in San Diego another day, I would try out the breakfast as well!

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San Francisco, California
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always go to The Mission in North Park for breakfast at least once when we're in San Diego. The menu has both traditional and southwest flavors for breakfast and lunch. The Mission Rosemary and the Roast Beef Hash and Eggs are favorites. Recommend!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm a regular of the mission for a few years now, great breakfast/lunch place, on weekends can take a while to get a table but it's worth it, the mission French toast a must have, their soy chorizo is also really good! A place to eat while visiting, family and friends, casual and friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-220-8992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?