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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, Brunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 377
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  • 139
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Huge Burritos

The burritos are huge, and made with real eggs, the coffee is good with free re-fills. After eating one of these burritos you will not need lunch. The service was excellent and friendly. The prices are very reasonable too

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Mike S
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Powell, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Powell, Wyoming
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The burritos are huge, and made with real eggs, the coffee is good with free re-fills. After eating one of these burritos you will not need lunch. The service was excellent and friendly. The prices are very reasonable too

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The breakfast burritos are like footballs; they're so stuffed full of egg, chorizo, peppers and cheese...and the coffee is TDF

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Timmins, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic. It's laid back, right on the beach, has GREAT coffee and serves awesome breakfast, that (if you are early or lucky enough) you can eat on the patio overlooking the ocean. One thing: the portions are massive!!! Between me and my 2 kids (6&10), we could barely finish one breakfast platter. Definitely don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The customer service was fast and friendly. Their breakfast was enoug to feed two people. I had their breakfast sandwich which I felt was enough for one.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

During our went-by-too-fast 1 week vacation in San Diego, we went to this wonderful restaurant for breakfast 3 times. We got great breakfast - burritos, pancakes, hash browns, etc - in term of both quality and quantity. It's so nice to see a relatively small locally owned/run place offering great meals at great prices. Enthusiastically recommended.

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Peoria, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visit KONO'S every time we are on vacation in San Diego--sometimes several times in one trip. It is smack dab in the middle of the action right on the boardwalk with the ocean, sandy beaches, and grassy areas to chill right in front. You will definitely wait in line, but you'll meet some new friends, and it moves fast.... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Waiting in line to order is worth it! Meals are served to you fast. Big breakfast for your bucks. The breakfast burrito must have weighed 3 pounds, gigantic! Hey even the Little Breakfast was gigantic and Kono potatoes were out of this world - chessy and grilled onions! Yummy! Just outside along the boardwalk is Kono Coffee too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

It has been several years since I've eaten at this quaint eatery so I was anxious to experience eating here again. The entrance still looked the same. The music played overhead brought back memories of the sixties and the early surf era..as did some of the old surf photos on the wall. I was expecting to see some of the... More 

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Fayetteville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This small cafe is amazing. The line was very long but it was Sunday morning. There is a small inside area and a bigger deck outside. We were told by a regular that he could only eat a 1/2 of the breakfast burrito, and he was a big guy. We ordered 1 breakfast burrito with avocado and a muffin and... More 

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Olympia, Wa
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45 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is located in a corner on Pacific Beach. This place is very popular. The breakfast were huge! You could share one breakfast. I loved their potatoes and bacon. It ranged about $7-$8 for our toast eggs, potatoes and bacon. This is located on the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. There are two small outside eating area, besides a small indoor area.

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?