I've been coming to the Crest Cafe since the early eighties. I've been going more often recently because my kids and husband have discovered it so it's become a family favorite. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and the menu is varied and reasonably priced. However, beware that this San Diego landmark, frequented by both gays and straights, can get very busy on weekend mornings. That being said, we usually go there on the weekends for brunch. If you go closer to lunch time it will be less crowded. We've had the regular french toast, the orange marmalade french toast, Midwestern Madness (pancakes topped with two eggs), the Tuscan benedict and the turkey club. All were excellent! Parking in Hillcrest can also be an issue but don't let that deter you - it's worth it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.