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Kono's Cafe

704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408 (Pacific Beach)
858-483-1669
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Ranked #20 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Selsey England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tasty,ginormous breakfast burritos and platters with a terrific view of the beach for a bargain price. Best deal in San Diego!

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Antioch, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The price you pay for the portions is a steal! The food is amazing! If you're going on the weekends, be prepared to wait at least 15-20 minutes. You may have to go on the weekday in order to beat the crowd.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

There's a good reason the line is there --- locals and tourists know this is a great place for breakfast! Huge portions (can share a plate for 75 cents more). Scattered seating outside and small indoor seating. Food is served quickly - waiting to order takes the most time. Dining on paper plates and using plastic utensils. Not the best... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Simple, but huge breakfasts served on paper plates in rough dining room or plastic tables and chairs overlooking mission beach. Half the fun is people watching while waiting in the queue outside or eating in the small patio across the boardwalk. If that doesn't fit your style, don't go and it will be quicker for the rest of us!

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Acme, Alberta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I went here based on the overwhelming positive reviews on Tripadvisor. I was disappointed. The line up wasn't too bad, moves quickly. Location was great (we were staying at the wonderful Crystal Pier Hotel). But the food was simply average at best. It was just a huge plate of potatoes and egg scramble thing and I really couldn't tell the... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

OK, two years later, we show up to the same dive, a little more educated on the portion to order (they are huge). Same great food! Lines out the door; a little wait, but it's worth it. If you're looking for fresh berries and fiber, this is not your place. Go and enjoy! Sit outside for a great view of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Traveled here last month. Waited in the line and it was SO WORTH IT. Just excellent, yum I wish I was there now. Friendly staff and nice area outside to eat at. Love it!

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Southlake, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Best breakfast ever! We waited in line a while, but it was worth it. TiP: Share what you order. It was also fun just people watching. Be prepared to get your order to go, the indoor seating is limited.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kono's is one of our MUST stops when we visit San Diego. Their breakfast burritos are YUMMY! and ginormous. One burrito can easily be shared by two people. Be prepared to wait in line (well worth it).

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ok seriously if you are vacationing in San Diego, go here if you can walk and not drive! Obviously! It's not the finest but it will do! Great view. Period. Food is ok. You want good Mexican Food?! Go to a taco shop local recommend!

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