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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, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 168
    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
Yummy, always

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Laura P
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped by on a recommendation from a friend, and left less than impressed. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes, and waited more than an hour to be seated (with two hungry kids it was difficult to stick it out but we had already committed to the wait). The wait staff was extremely friendly, and once we... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Awesome little place that caters to those who like their restaurants with a neighborhood feel. Fast service and knowledgeable staff that helped me sort through a very enticing menu. My server informed me I could do one pancake and one french toast and that was the way to go. Definitely this is the place to go to for a great... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place has the most amazing breakfast around! Get there early on Saturday to beat the crowds. Blackberry syrup like my grandmother made. My 14 year old daughter's comment,

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Lancaster,PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have 3 locations, we were at North Park. Always busy for brunch, a good sign! Give your name and read over the menu while you wait, and get ready for great food!! The turkey club is hard to beat; although the breakfast tamales and rancheros verde were a treat, and lots of stacks of incredible pancakes were going by.... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Both of our dishes were full of flavor. My husband still raves about this place. We haven't found a place similar in Portland OR.

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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: 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

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