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“Great cafe for breakfast/brunch where the locals eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mission

The Mission
2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
619-220-8992
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Ranked #22 of 4,069 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
melbourne
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great cafe for breakfast/brunch where the locals eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Whilst we where in Anaheim at Disneyland I met a couple from San Diego . I told them we where going to San Diego the next week . As locals they told me to be sure to go to The Mission for breakfast

So once we checked into our hotel we got the address off the concierge and went the next morning ....-and then the next day and then again the next day ......

We had a car so was easy to get to but otherwise It was though downtown in what I would probably call bordering a commercial/industrial area

The building itself was lovely and restored and very welcoming . The staff where friendly and efficient whilst the place was pretty busy . The menu was quite large and extensive . The food was fresh with plenty of flavour and the prices where quite reasonable . Easily the best breakfast we had on our month long trip

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Great breakfast place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We ate there for breakfast 5/17/13. Place was as busy as you might expect with as high a rating as it does after over 900 reviews. I did the banana-granola pancakes and my wife had the strawberry-banana pancakes. She ordered the side of rosemary-potatoes instead of the eggs and bacon. We also had their specialty coffees (Mission mocha and Hammerhead). The ambiance was nice, nothing special. For the amount out people it wasn't very loud, which was great.

The pancakes were outstanding; packed with flavor. The potatoes were her favorite, and better than any other place we have had similar. They were on the large side, both fluffy and having a large diameter, way larger than we could eat. Only drawback is that the granola was not as crunchy as it could have been, for more of the textural contrast we like.

We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great breakfast place in San Diego.

Visited May 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast and great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Luckily we got there early on a Sunday as it was VERY crowded when we left. Pancakes are very good and so was the Soy Chorizo breakfast burrito. If you like a robust coffee, you will love their coffee.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. George Island, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not your typical breakfast menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

They make their french toast from scratch - very tasty. Several different breakfast options. Ate here based upon good reviews & glad we did. Short wait but worth it. Convenient location if visiting the zoo.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

No wonder you see lines out front every weekend. It's worth the wait! Really different breakfasts and great coffee drinks make it a treat. Sometimes I just get a latte to go just because the are fast and they always make it perfect!

Visited April 2013
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