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“Yummy!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mission

The Mission
1250 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-7662
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Ranked #12 of 4,069 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Creperie
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Yummy!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

If you like breakfast, this is the place to get it! So many choices...we had the blackberry pancakes, French toast, and apple chicken sausage with rosemary potatoes & scrambled eggs. All of the entrees were full of wonderful flavors and generous (too much for one person to eat, share if you can agree on one dish!) portions. Service was spot on and it had a casual, hip feel to it. Highly recommend!

Visited May 2013
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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast in the East Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The Mission is a classy, funky little breakfast and lunch spot in the East Village. It is an easy walk from most points in the Downtown area, the Gaslamp District, Petco ballpark, or even the waterfront. The new San Diego library is under construction just steps away from the Mission, which should add an extra bit of panache to what appears to be a neighborhood on the upswing.

The Mission has a great mix of breakfast choices--pancakes, the aforementioned rosemary potatoes, a number of what they call "Latino Favorites," and a variety of coffee and smoothie drinks, The house coffee roast is excellent; if you like your coffee black, it is extremely tasty. I had the chilaquiles, which was well-balanced, flavoful, not too heavy, and had just the right amount of zing with the aid of a little hot sauce. Their orange juice is also fresh--something I miss not having out in the Western Pacific.

Service is attentive, friendly, and not intrusive--allowing you to enjoy breakfast at your own pace.

The Mission opens up at 7. Before 8 or so, it is not too busy and fairly laid back. On a weekday, I left a little after 8 and the restaurant was starting to fill up. I can only image the lines later in the mornings on the weekends, or before/after a Padres game.

  • 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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Bethlehem
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place to eat !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I was looking for a nice breakfast place and found The Mission restaurant. We had a most enjoyable breakfast. The selections available were great with the' rosemary potatoes ' being my favorite.

  • Visited April 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I read other reviews on this place and I was not disappointed. Had the soy chorizo quesadilla, it was tasty. Really wanted to get the cornmeal pancakes but I guess will have to go back the next time I'm in town.

  • Visited April 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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New York City, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“It's all about Rosemary Potatoes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I stopped in for Breakfast during a recent visit to San Diego. The plates are all huge and fairly cheap. We ordered the Mission Rosemary and the Beef hash and eggs. Both dishes were similar and served with their signature Rosemary potatoes and Grilled Rosemary Bread. The potatoes taste like they are double fried with lots of love. Crispy and delicious. We also ordered Naked pancakes to share which although probably excessive was definitely a nice touch. Also, probably the best cup of coffee I had while in San Diego.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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