We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kono's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Beach
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
Improve this listing
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 703 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 465
  • 171
    Very good
  • 54
  • 11
  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice place..friendly and kind staff..

we had our breakfast and coffee to take away..fast service, delicous and big potioned breakfasts..i definately can recommend..

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ismail A
Ankara Province, Turkey
Add Photo Write a Review

703 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Ankara Province, Turkey
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we had our breakfast and coffee to take away..fast service, delicous and big potioned breakfasts..i definately can recommend..

Thank Ismail A
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
237 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Konos seems like the local favorite. You know it must be good. Wait in line and hope for a table somewhere. The tables are kinda scattered around the pier. Waitress bring your inexpensive food and drink!!!! Yum yum yum and not a small portion!

1 Thank likes2travel01955
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're staying in PB this is a spot not to be missed. If you are looking for fine dining, keep walking. But if you want a fast, no frills, delicious breakfast you won't be disappointed. A breakfast for 2 will cost you less than $20 and you will not be hungry again until the sun sets. The line is... More 

1 Thank JamieGess
Arlington, Washington
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place along the boardwalk, but a bit of a Pacific Beach institution. You stand in line to place your order, and this morning the line was out the door, but it moved fast. There is seating inside, or there is an outside deck across the boardwalk where you can sit and watch the water. The food... More 

1 Thank Kat H
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten here dozens of times they got to say the cashier is just extremely welcoming very polite and very quick he is one of the faces of this establishment and every time I have gone in here he has been the one to take the order. My order- Big breakfast 2 This comes with french toast potatoes eggs and... More 

1 Thank George P
Somerset, New Jersey
Level Contributor
112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, right across from the Crystal Pier. got there at a good time, was able to get a table on the side patio(not the one that's oceanfront :( ). Was sitting for no more than five minutes when my food was brought out to me. Piping hot. I see how they can get their customers in and out. Very... More 

2 Thank cindy l
Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kono's is really good. You can eat there or on the deck or take it home with you. These are all good options. The line can get very long at times, but it is still worth the wait. Cash only restaurant.

1 Thank Concertgoer54
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was literally a 10 second walk from our hotel, Tower23. When I read some locals in San Diego travel here for breakfast and its a favorite spot, I was sold. I had the burrito and my wife had the breakfast which. Both were stellar. We went early, the order was literally in my hands before I finished putting... More 

1 Thank LukasnCher
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have really great food here! Kind of a long line but they really try and hurry to make it go by not so slow. Nice people and really delicious breakfast burritos! Nothing fancy just an inexpensive delicious breakfast. We thought it would have some dishes from Hawaii like steak eggs and rice and loco moco but it doesn't, and... More 

1 Thank alexandreaJG
Level Contributor
96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast, before 830 on a Saturday and the place was hopping, but the line wasn't insane yet. They have the standard breakfast items, pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon etc. it's all good and the prices are really good too, especially for being right on the beach. The problems they have are 1. Perhaps because prices are low,... More 

2 Thank scottydoesntkno

Travelers who viewed Kono's Cafe also viewed


Been to Kono's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-483-1669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kono's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?