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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
7:30 am - 3:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food we ordered came out great! Very decent portion, well prepared, fresh and delicious. My kids loved the food as well. We dined outside on the patio area. It is well covered with so many umbrellas. The waitress is also very friendly. Overall, we loved our dinning experience at the Cottage.

Thank usvajs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered half French toast and half eggs Benedict and a fruit smoothie. The fruit smoothie was just okay. The hollandaise sauce was too tart. The eggs Benedict would have been just okay even if the hollandaise sauce was not too sour. But the Strawberry compote stuffed French toast was awesome! I would go back and eat the French toast.

Thank Sallycrazygardener
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Jacqueline Z
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

Thank Vince B
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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!

Thank looking4sun09
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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!!

Thank Jimboreno
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Dodger32sd
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank ATXhome512
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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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 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?