We moved to La Jolla a few months ago and, based on the reviews in tripadvisor, we choose the Coffee Cup for our first breakfast. For the last 4 months, we have had breakfast there every weekend we have been in town. It is that good.
The place has a great neighborhood diner feel with an innovative menu and great service. It is small and cozy, but not intrusive or loud. If you prefer, they do have outdoor seating as well, but there is no bad place to enjoy the food.
Ah, the food. The menu is full of interesting items from the healthy to the decadent. My wife swears they have the best pancakes on the west coast. I have had several items, but they have a phenomenal hash that I have a hard time passing up. There is something for every palate and taste.
Lastly, the service is friendly and quick. From the first time we came in to now, we have always been made welcome. Everything is done with a smile.
I highly recommend the Coffee Cup for breakfast. I never seem to be around the village for lunch, so I cannot give my opinion, but I would image, based on the menu, it is just as good.
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