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The Mission

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Delicious food!

I've been here a few times with friends and with my boyfriend. Every time we go the food is absolutely delicious! The only drawback is the line, we always go there with a second choice in mind because the line is usually pretty long. If you are going to go here, go early, like when they open, or be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
dkppunk
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've been here a few times with friends and with my boyfriend. Every time we go the food is absolutely delicious! The only drawback is the line, we always go there with a second choice in mind because the line is usually pretty long. If you are going to go here, go early, like when they open, or be prepared... More 

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Bayern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

in San Diego Southpark, laid-back atmosphere, very friendly waitress, good breakfast, the best pancakes ever :-)

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been coming to this spot for years. When we come into town, it's a must stop on our list. We go back and forth between the North Park location and the Mission Beach spot. Coffee is good, dark and strong. That's a must for me, and they never disappoint. Always the same, and worth every drop. Pancakes are off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Putting that bread in my mouth gave me a moment of panic. There is no way this is Gluten Free I thought. I double checked with the waitress and she just smiled and told me a lot of people who had been gf for a long time had that reaction. To order french toast and have it be gf and... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We arrived early on Sunday with about a 10 minuet wait. They were really quick about getting everyone seated. Had the granola banana pancakes which where so fluffy with a bit of crunch from the granola. Also had a side of Rosemary potatoes which were also perfectly done with a crunchy outside and soft center. But the pancakes were so... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

So I am not one that tends to get the same thing all the time at a restaurant, as I like to try new things. I suppose that due to the fact that I have eaten at The Mission over 50 times, I have become set in my ways. I don't always eat at the North Park location, as when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This place was FABULOUS!!! Our food was great! The service was excellent and the location was spot-on. We will DEFINITELY be back the next time we are in San Diego!

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I don't have many words to describe how delicious my breakfast was this morning. I got the Papas Loco (Rosemary potatoes, scrambled eggs, black beans, avocado, jalapeno, tortilla) and I loved every filling, delicious bite. The potatoes were delightfully crispy. The service was a little slow but not terrible. Come EARLY to avoid the line. I got there around 8:30am... More 

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San Juan PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our party of four were pleased with our order of Mission style french toasts and blackberries and banana pancakes. Huge amounts so we shared both. We loved the Mexican coffee with chocolate and the capuccino. We waited for 30 minutes to be seated because we were four and tables are limited. Parties of two moved faster. But it was worth... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This establishment is low quality. Saw positive reviews and decided to try it, was absolutely not good. As a breakfast connoisseur, I will tell you this place does not deserve the money or the wait. I would recommend Brian' 24 over this place, as does my lady and family. We tried a variety of food here and it was all... 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 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?