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Kono's Cafe

704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408 (Pacific Beach)
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Ranked #17 of 4,044 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this place after noticing a couple days in a row that the line was out the door. Found that it had very good food at an incredible value. I think my burrito was probably a couple of pounds with great eggs/potatoes and cheese and was only 5 bucks. If you are looking for a cheap way to... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My Parents and I tried this while staying at Tower23 one morning and made the mistake of going at 8;30 - 9 AM because there was already a line out the door. On the weekends, the line wraps around the building. So be early or prepare to wait. It's totally worth it because the food is great. Lots of food... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Just had one of their breakfast burritos and coffee, but both were really good. Burrito actually lasted two days---they are really huge! Service is very friendly here. I arrived before the rush, apparently. After 8am or so, there's a line out the door and around the building! Get there early!

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Coronado, California
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food is GOOD and the place is CLEAN. Scrambled eggs are light, fluffy and moist, but not wet. There is cheddar cheese on it as served. It does not need salt or pepper, but there's hot sauce available for those who like it spicy. Pancakes are light and has that little stretch that makes pancakes perfect. I'm a pancake... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'm not going to build this place up as the best there ever was or is. It's just the best spot to get quick, quality and consistent breakfasts that are huge in PB. The prices are truly a value. I think the burritos are the best, but there are huge combination breakfast with the works. My kids always get a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had been to Kono's years ago on my first trip to San Diego and remembered what an amazing breakfast they have. It was everything I remembered & wanted. A huge & delicious breakfast! So much food, you won't leave hungry. Best breakfast in San Diego hands down!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Almost don't need to review this place, since I'm just re-iterating what everyone else says. The local in line in front of us recommended the French toast and bacon. My wife's usual everywhere is French toast and she said it was great. The local emphasized the "bacon", and she was right - really good. Big portions (the 300+ pound local... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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254 reviews 254 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a breakfast. I'm still full! Don't worry about the line around the corner, it moves fast. Hubby and I both enjoyed a "Little" Breakfast with eggs, Kono Potatoes and toast, then we added avocado, cuz we needed some health to the order. Next time I'll add bacon, too. Or maybe a burrito... Kono potatoes have cheese, onions and green... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Super portions, great food, very friendly staff, comfortable seating area. There are usually lines waiting to order food, but they move pretty quickly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My dad taught me a long time ago, ask a cop where to eat.. Well, we were tooling around one morning looking for a place to go, and I saw a motorcycle cop in a 7 eleven parking lot so we whipped in and I asked him where to go. He first recommended "The Mission" which we also really like,... More

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