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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Pancake heaven

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Angel F
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Sudbury, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best breakfast place in town, in my opinion. I've never had anything bad at the Mission. It's tough to get in sometimes, especially on weekends, but plan..it's worth the wait. Or go on a weekday. Wait staff is busy but attentive. It's a bit noisy, but it's a friendly, nice noise.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wow for starters I'm in the middle of my meal and just had to leave this review before I forget how amazing this place is. I ordered the mission rosemary bfast meal and got bacon on the side. The bacon was perfectly prepared, and the rosemary potatoes thay come with this are to die for. I recommend subbing the scrambled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

To start, the staff is so nice and very helpful even when it's super busy. The food was to die for. I'm looking to move to San Diego and this is definitely going to be my go-to spot. Don't come here without trying the famous Rosemary potatoes !!!!! Love love love

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Bakersfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We loved going here for a post grad breakfast. Although we waited a bit, it was worth it. I had the french toast that was OUT OF THIS WORLD. And I know my french toast. Kudos to a great waiter too.

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Additional Information about The Mission

Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Phone Number: 619-220-8992
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?