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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Snazzy little breakfast nook

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mcrist4
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Vancouver, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Indianapolis, IN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Ten-minute walk on J Street from Hotel Solamar, small crowd outside waiting (good sign), and a beautiful SD day - perfect setup. Walked inside to give my name to the hostess - a bit loud, but acceptable. 20 minutes to get a table. No problem because it's a gorgeous morning. I have a hard time choosing what to eat because... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Not far from Balboa Golf Course, this cafe caters to conscientious foodies who enjoy a neighborhood vibe. And yes it's Tue the serving sizes remind me of Texas. The service was impeccable & food delicious.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was the day after Christmas. Thought there would be a wait, but had a table in 5 minutes. Menu is big and had a lot to chose from. The Mission is open and loud so don't expect peacefulness. I ordered the roast beef hash and eggs, enough to feed 2 maybe 3. My daughter ordered the breakfast quesadillas with... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is always packed! There is usually a wait. The food is pretty good. They serve alcohol which is a plus, and the staff is pretty friendly. Portions are big too.

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Statesboro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love the Mission when we visit San Diego--we have eaten breakfast all over the world and this Is literally the Best French Toast I have even tasted!! The bananna, and blackberry pancakes were outstanding!! Highly recommend that you try it--you won't be disappointed.----Promise!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lots of vegan options! Lots of coffee drinks, great service, huge portions and reasonable price. In a great neighborhood with cute shops as well. Yummy, yummy!

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