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Cottage

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
858-454-8409
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Connecticut
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Cottage is off the beaten path but very good. Definitely worth it the coffee was awesome. This is my second time going and it was delicious. My only complaint was the waiter we had was slow and went missing when we were finished and had to wait awhile for the check

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Thank Jacqueline Z
Los Angeles, California
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915 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much you can say about this amazing place, the food is beautiful and tastes even better, the French toast, the pancakes everything. No reservations, we waited about 30 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. The staff was amazing, our server, helped us to make great choices, including, not ordering full orders, because you will never finish it.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As residents of La Jolla we visit the Cottage for both breakfast and lunch. The indoor/outdoor seating provides choice depending on whether. The casual atmosphere is pleasant. The food is very good and service is also very good

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Thank Vince B
Winnipeg, Canada
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the gluten free French toast stuffed with mascarpone and covered with bananas, strawberries and maybe nuts? Omg heaven!!! Absolutely delicious. Will be back on our next trip to San Diego!

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Thank looking4sun09
Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting, service and food were all terrific. When in La Jolla I would certainly eat there again for the homemade scones alone!!

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Thank Jimboreno
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cottage is a favorite of ours for an outstanding breakfast. Cottage is on our retirement breakfast spots and have never been disappointed. The manager and staff are outstanding. Definitely a can't miss while in La Jolla.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum! Eggs Benedict and blueberry lemon pancakes. Lots of food. Our server allowed us to just do a la cart on the pancakes and order 2 types of eggs Benedict. Great place! I could have eaten all meals there.

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Thank ATXhome512
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in love with this adorable place! Though the restaurant is quite small, they are masters at moving people through fairly quickly without you ever feeling rushed. The menu was very substantial and best of all, they are able to make almost anything on the menu gluten free! We started with the stuffed French toast (gluten free) which was... More 

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Thank kyk27
Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We hope you visit us again the next time you are in La Jolla! More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate dinner here while visiting La Jolla and staying at the Bed & Breakfast of La Jolla. Very good food - although the blackened shrimp in my dinner seemed to be very salty. So salty that I decided not to eat it. As a good server should, the server reported my comment to the manager, who... More 

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La Jolla, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service and cute environment. Also, serves dinner in the Summer. Highly recommend the French toast with strawberries.

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Thank rebecarpisces
Renatadb, Manager at Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Rebeca. We look forward to seeing you again for more the next time you are in La Jolla! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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: 858-454-8409

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