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Kono's Cafe

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 397
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 49
    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
on the beach

always include a stop at kono's when in the area but remember it s cash only (atm around the corner). we have forgotten that more than once and had to cancel order. food is fast and delicious and cheap.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
thewench9146
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Sandy, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Sandy, Utah
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

always include a stop at kono's when in the area but remember it s cash only (atm around the corner). we have forgotten that more than once and had to cancel order. food is fast and delicious and cheap.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Wow, come hungry the breakfasts here are HUGE and fabulous. The prices are very reasonable. Be sure to check out their ocean front seating right across the boardwalk from the restaurant.

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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We knew going here there would be quite a wait and it took an hour. However knowing this we put 1 person in line while the rest of us walked along the boardwalk with the kids returning to find a table on the small deck across the way. The breakfast was cheap $60 to feed 10 (5 adults and 5... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The line here on a Monday morning was out the door, but for a good reason. The $5 breakfast burritos are enormous and amazing! Simple, fresh ingredients & very tasty. Definitely worth a visit and worth the wait. It took us maybe 1/2 hour to get to the front of the line and order, but our food came quickly. Highly... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best breakfast, good burger in town quick service, good organisation, people queue up until middle of the street xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed Wonderful Breakfasts two different mornings.... Great scrambled eggs with bacon and breakfast potatoes and fantastic Omelettes. Wish we could have come back for lunch as lunch menu looked excellent as well

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Hewitt, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went at 9 on a Tuesday morning and just barely missed the long lines. The food was amazing although not a light breakfast fare. Plan to eat breakfast and skip lunch if you go! And do not miss the seating out on a deck by the water. It's easy to miss. Go across the street after ordering and walk... More 

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local merchant on Mission Boulevard. Apparently, we were not the only ones to have gotten the word. We arrived shortly after 8:00 on a Saturday morning and it looked as though a large number of visitors and locals had arisen early to beat the rush. The line moved quickly though. Be advised... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our first morning in San Diego we walked past Kono's to see a huge line. Second morning, same thing. Our third morning there we decided to go as soon as they opened. There was no line; however, it didn't take long before people were lined up along the sidewalk. The food was AMAZING! Breakfast burritos, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, French toast....AMAZING!... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The breakfast was good as far as taste but if you are looking for a healthy breakfast this is not it. Greasy and had major heartburn later in the day. Wait was an issue as well. I can see how this is a popular place but if you have a sensitive stomach (which I typically don't) this might not be... More 

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Additional Information about Kono's Cafe

Address: 704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
Phone Number: 858-483-1669
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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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

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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