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Kono's Cafe

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Pacific Beach
American, Hamburgers
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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
858-483-1669
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 365
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 8
    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
YUM

Great pancakes - we couldn't get through them and very cheap! My husband ordered a coffee every morning and by day three they knew his order!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
kjt313
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great pancakes - we couldn't get through them and very cheap! My husband ordered a coffee every morning and by day three they knew his order!

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Overland Park, KS
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Come hungry...while line can look intimidating it moves quickly and there are three areas to sit. Food is delivered to you by name. Everything was wonderful. Portions are very hearty. The quality and price are tough to beat. Great find..highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I ate at Kono's years back, maybe it was good then, but this past Saturday, found myself in PB and had a craving for a late breakfast. It's still very busy, but are people just eating whatever they are given. I had the big breakfast 2, I will admit, the French toast was rather good, once you got passed the... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Now matter what you order from Kono's the food will be great! Don't let the line fool you! It moves very fast.

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Escondido, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food was awesome, huge portions! Ordered the "little breakfast". It was anything but little. If you're in the area and want a huge delicious breakfast for cheap, you have to come here. We waited in line for about half hour to order, but it was worth it. Plus there's the Kono's café a few steps away. Have your partner hold... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Amazing food with great prices. There is a patio just across the boardwalk that has an amazing view. I would really recommend it. the line is definitely worth it

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great prices and amazing service. Fast and friendly. We loved the Breakfast Sandwich. We had it 3 times while staying at Crystal Pier.

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Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had breakfast on a Tuesday morning. Arrived around 8:30 and there was a short line, but it moved quickly and the food was served quickly. Certainly worth the wait. There was a much longer line as we left. Service was incredibly friendly. We managed to get a seat on the patio by the ocean and greatly enjoyed watching the... More 

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Big Piney, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We LOVED Kono's! Ate there for breakfast and lunch on two separate days and we were not disappointed. Big portions and great prices. Don't let the line fool you - it moves quickly and people flock there for a reason. So happy we found it during our stay at PB!

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had breakfast here on a busy Saturday morning. The wait was about 20 minutes, but it's worth it. The outdoor seating gives you a front row seat to watch all the skateboarders, bicyclists, joggers and walkers on the beachfront promenade. The breakfast was tasty ans fresh.

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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, Hamburgers

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