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

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Visitor rating
  • 344
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Good food, great atomsphere

Breakfast on the beach simple menu, fast service. The price for for the large serving was great. Don't let the line discourage you, they know how to get your order right and sling some food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Swissvale
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Salida, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Salida, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Breakfast on the beach simple menu, fast service. The price for for the large serving was great. Don't let the line discourage you, they know how to get your order right and sling some food.

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Morgantown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here while in San Diego. Food was great. Lots of choices but simple menu. Amazing view, loved sitting and watching the surfers on the beach.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yes! I really like this place. Genuine and service minded. Sometimes it's a line for their breakfast so make sure you're out early

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Fort Worth Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast / lunch here last week - it was awesome! My husband had a burrito and I had a burger - both were huge! And good quality! I was so surprised! We had just walked the beach trails for over 90 minutes and were hungry! Still could not eat all that food! The burger bun was thin and flavorful... More 

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Milwaukee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great coffee must visit. Crazy good breakfast. A terrific shot to watch the surfers. Get the bacon and eggs. There are tables across the street with a better view of the ocean.

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Seattle
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is right on the beach and we went for breakfast. Prices are good, as is the food, and the portions are large. The burritos are huge, there must be 4 to six eggs in them--they are so heavy. On a weekend, you need to get there early as a line forms. Parking is limited and it is small, so... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Kono's is as solid as it gets in the Pacific Beach / Mission Beach area. Serving SoCal, beach-inspired comfort food, it is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or no-frills lunch. Be prepared to wait, as the line typically wraps out the door and around the corner. It is definitely worth it though as the prices are right and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

its all true,friendly service,great portions and value,best location and coffee[stand outside] on pacific beach ,enjoy breakfast and watch the surfers from their terrace opposite,came here for breakfast and lunch,very busy at weekends but worth the short wait

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Boston, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

decent place. right on the beach, casual, decent food, except californians do not have maple syrup, I can't eat french toast or pancakes without VT Maple syrup.

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Dunn Center, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

During my trip to San Diego I was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful Tower23 hotel. We chose to to have breakfast at Kono's EVERY morning except one during the entire length of our stay. It was a very short walk from our hotel and they have the BEST breakfast potatoes I've had anywhere. The portions are gigantic and... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?