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“Don't wait in the long line” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cottage

Cottage
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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Ranked #5 of 1,263 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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27 restaurant reviews
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“Don't wait in the long line”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I never write bad reviews. I choose not too but this place always has a huge line. I've eaten here twice and the breakfast is good but if there is a line then walk down to Aroma cafe. It was just ok and nothing super fab that I need to wait forever. There are many places you can eat in the neighborhood that has the same quality or better. Not hating on the place but people are crazy to act like there eating food that's out of this world when it's just better then basic. If no line, try it you won't be disappointed. If there is a line, go away and eat elsewhere. Your not missing anything.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Mahi mahi great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Get the mahi mahi. You will be happy. I thought seafood there won't meet my expecetations but it did and it exceeded it

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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123 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic- 3 days in a row!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We arrived at 7:45 am on Mother's Day and there were already at least 25 people in line. A coffee urn and crumb cakes were set out on a table on the sidewalk to help pass the time. We were seated within 15 minutes. The menu was varied with very interesting choices. The food and service were excellent!!!

We liked it so much that we had breakfast there the next 2 days. We had a few nice chats with the owner/manager, and he said that over 800 breakfasts were served on Mother's Day and the wait was up to 2 hours---showing that many folks love this restaurant.
We certainly would eat here often if we didn't live 3,000 miles away!
Cottage is well run, with friendly employees and they serve delicious, not run of the mill breakfasts. We dined both outdoors and indoors and both locations were great.
We highly recommend it, but go early if you don't like to wait since it filled up by 8:30 on weekdays.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

One of the nicest lunches we've ever had on our holidays. Really fresh ingredients, lovingly made, and fantastic service in a really nice, small relaxed restaurant. I had the fish wrap - recommended by the waiter - which was incredibly tasty.....if only it was a bit closer to home.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

adorable little restaurant, worth the wait, food was outstanding and service was really good. We will come back again. It was a walkable distance from the cove and hotels.

Visited March 2013
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