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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 - 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, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 369
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 47
    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
WOW - What an atmosphere / and value for money :)

Big Breakfast #1 - if you manage to eat all of it - give me a call! Or, as we did on day two (because this is a place you do come back to - I think there must be 90% return customers) - you may split on two plates :) Sit out with an awesome view of Pacific Beach,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Frederic O
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Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Big Breakfast #1 - if you manage to eat all of it - give me a call! Or, as we did on day two (because this is a place you do come back to - I think there must be 90% return customers) - you may split on two plates :) Sit out with an awesome view of Pacific Beach,... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We love this place for breakfast. Will not break the bank, the staff is so friendly and the food is fantastic. Had a different item each morning and was always super happy. once done stroll the beach!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Love going to the beach on lazy Sundays and getting coffee and breakfast burrito's from Kono's. You should definitely stop by this place on your visit in San Diego or make it a weekly thing if you live there! It's reasonably priced and the food is delish. Plus it's right on the beach so you can watch the waves and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Over 20 years ago I stayed with locals who put me onto Konos for coffee. Discovered their potatoes--out of this world. Breakfast in salt air, sunshine, with sounds of gulls and ocean surf--ahhhh. I make Konos a regular stop on my annual pilgrimage to PB. Long lines can interfere with your euphoria, so time your visit.

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New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Great little spot on the boardwalk in PB. Friendly service. The coffee was great. Breakfast burritos were huge!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very long lines always kept us from stopping at Kono's but we finally walked by when there was no line at all and decided to check it out. We both ordered breakfast burros. The burros were huge! Enough food for 2-3 people. Freshly made and tasty but nothing so special that would explain the very long lines. Maybe we ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

well that's what I hear from people and the never ending queues indicate it may be but I have to say I wasn't impressed with the long wait, the menu, the staff or even the coffee. Much prefer Woody's a little further along the boardwalk.

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BEIJING
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us by a friend, we visited for breakfast. Got there just after 8am, no queue. One of the locals in there even showed us what to do and pointed us to each seating area available (there are 2 decks, one on pier and another by side of cafe). Portions were huge. Delicious. Konos potatoes are a must have!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was good. Long lines so we had to try. The burrito was mostly egg though and not nearly as flavorful as I expected.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?