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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Contemporary
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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418 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tables inside and outdoors. Pleasant, patient staff, great menu, reasonably priced. Very good mimosas. Our server was Sandra and she was great: patient, professional, hard working, and knowledgeable. Definitely go here.

Thank Gus B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best brunch I can remember ever having in my life. We sat outside by the white picket fence. Ordered something similar to the picture thumbnail above (Stuffed French Toast: brioche, strawberry compote, mascarpone cheese). Amazing! My egg scramble was delicious and balanced in flavor. My friend loved what she ordered - eggs benedict. The smoothie was perfect - tasted like... More 

Thank christina_cora
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truly enjoyed the breakfast. We ordered the crabcakes and Egg sandwich. Both excellent. I would definitely go back for the food. Service could use some improvement. The waitress seated us then forgot to take an order from us, and the folks that came after us were served food before we even place an order. She was either non attentive or... More 

Thank Kate C
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly busy but we did not have to wait at 9:30 on a Friday morning. We sat outside where heaters located above us kept us very comfortable. Fast & friendly service. Most of the meal was wonderful. My husband raved over his breakfast sandwich as the best thing he ate in San Diego over the course of 5 days. We... More 

Thank Codeedo
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were persuaded by all the rave reviews that this was a breakfast not to be missed in La Jolla, but came away with mixed feelings. Although we were seated quickly in the lovely open area, service was a little slow and the coffee was anaemic (double shot if you want it to be palatable). Our egg dishes (chiliquiles and... More 

Thank Danny K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a luncheon here for our wedding party. They were incredibly accommodating and we all fit in the area outside. The service was great and the food was delicious.

Thank Jaythethird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Very good experience, well serve plates, consider sharing some of the plates to save some money. Expect to wait at least 35 mins, we are a party of 5 and had to wait little more than an hour.

Thank marco O
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cottage is a very cute little restaurant with great outdoor dining and plenty of on-street parking in the area. We went for breakfast and really enjoyed the food. The menu has plenty of healthy options, as well as more indulgent options. We didn't have to wait for a table, although with the size and popularity of the restaurant I... More 

Thank Dana H
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to grab breakfast or brunch on the weekend. This place is very popular so it might take some time to get a table. I love Eggs Benedicts and this place does them very well. Go on a nice sunny day when you can sit outside since they have a great patio which is nice for people watching.

Thank Kashbcn
San Diego
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service and food not very good at all and it's extremely expensive as well the service is awful and not very good at all i don't recommend this place

Thank Nathan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8409

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?