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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 355
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  • 129
    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
Low Prices, Big Portions

Kono's Cafe is a quick service, flat-top grilling, greasy spoonish cafe and set up to keep their chow line moving while feeding the masses on the cheap. Sometimes Kono's dining room gets packed, but you can't beat the views from the dining patio behind the gift shop across the boardwalk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Kono's Cafe is a quick service, flat-top grilling, greasy spoonish cafe and set up to keep their chow line moving while feeding the masses on the cheap. Sometimes Kono's dining room gets packed, but you can't beat the views from the dining patio behind the gift shop across the boardwalk pathway. We usually share one of the Big Breakfast plates.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great coffee van perfectly located serving espresso the way it should be made. They also have regular American style drip coffee if that's what you're in to.

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Edmonton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food is good and the mocha was great. We waited to get a seat at the little patio across the walkway and that was a highlight of the Pacific Beach experience for us. We went back the next day for a repeat performance.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We come here every time we go to san diego!! the food is good and constant. Price is super cheap & always friendly

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Just an all-around quality breakfast. The menu isn't huge, but man is it delicious. Definitely get there early (i.e., right when they open, if not earlier!) if possible. I got there a few minutes before they opened, and they were already serving people with a line back to the door. An hour later when I walked by again, the line... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food (reasonably priced) and great view! We were recommended Kono's by a waiter at another restaurant in SD when we asked for a good place for breakfast. Kono's does not disappoint. Limited ocean view seating, but we there by 7:45am both days and always found a spot. Great view of Pacific Beach and lots of surfers to watch. Huge... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

food is very good, plentiful and cheap, long lines early but fun people creates a beach type atmosphere

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Irvine, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Don't let the line in front deter you; it moves fast and the service is very speedy. They only accept cash.

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Egg Harbor WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Go here, really. That's all you need to know. There will be a line, but the food is good, fast, cheap, and a great view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Best breakfast for sure. Pancakes are fluffy, light and melt in your mouth. Burritos are as big as your face. Line was out the door but moved fast. Cash only but ATM across the sidewalk. Free refills on soda and coffee.

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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?