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Kono's Cafe

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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
858-483-1669
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 412
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the Wait

I had read from previous reviews that there was quite the wait but the plates of food looked worth waiting for. When we had arrived there was a line wrapped along the outside of the building. We probably stood in line for about 30-40 min but time passes quickly as there are some great people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Grapevine, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Grapevine, Texas
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had read from previous reviews that there was quite the wait but the plates of food looked worth waiting for. When we had arrived there was a line wrapped along the outside of the building. We probably stood in line for about 30-40 min but time passes quickly as there are some great people watching. I had ordered the... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here, you get a lot of food for the money. Their egg dishes come with milk & cheese by default but you can customize them to have them held out.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Standing in line waiting to place your order is part of the Kono culture. Amazing how fast they deliver your order - it's not a "fast food" establishment but can turn out your order within five minutes of ordering. Great service and food

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Kono's is a very popular place sometimes with long lines, but it is worth it. We have had their breakfast sandwich and also the burgers- and both are very good. The people that work here are always really nice too.

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Selah, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There was a line around the building at breakfast. We had a late lunch here and it was typical burger joint food. The perk was free refills on soda.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Besides the line (worth the wait), and there's always a line, they have the best breakfast. They pride themselves with having relatively low prices, but with large portions. We go as a family at least once every time we go to SD. They have inside and outside patio seating (there's even a patio with ocean view across the boardwalk). If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everything was perfect. FROM the food, the service ,the cleanliness and the warm welcome. It is situated in Mission Bay on Pacific beach It has delicious food, an easy relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff! Don't miss out on their BURRITOS BIG BREAKFAST *1 AND THEIR COFFEE STAND

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I always stay at Pacific beach San Diego on my return journey to Australia. For years I have observed a long long queue at Kono Cafe and finally a place in USA that makes decent coffee. The food choices for all day breakfast can tempt any palate, the coffee... YES DRINKABLE.... and try for a seat on the deck area... More 

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Quartz Hill, California, USA
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Open from 7 a.m. till 2 p.m. and breakfast anytime this place always has a line for a reason. 4 types of breakfast burritos for under 6 bucks and it's plenty of food for 2 hungry people. Plenty of other choices from pancakes to lunch items and seating across the sidewalk is perfect for viewing the ocean. The line moves... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really do not know what is so special about this food. It was just whatever. Easy to forget type of food besides the veggie burger i got. It was horrible and my cheese was like rubber. Very disappointed since it was right on the boardwalk.

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?