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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The lemon ricotta pancakes were great. Eggs Benedict just average. Fresh juice was a treat. Not a bad wait but it was during the week.

Thank Roger R
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick brunch before hitting the city for sightseeing. The staff were friendly and fast. The food was well prepared, reasonably priced and very good. Eggs Benedict was especially good. We also enjoyed the smoothie and Mexican coffee! There's also free parking nearby.

Thank Senthuran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clearly the chef here knows what they are doing. Omletts were perfect. Homemade pumpkin jam was xlnt. My Cappacino, perfect. Nice fresh fruit. Patio was lovely (they could use some no pest strips tho) Service was top shelf. We'd go back in a moment

Thank Padraic M
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times. The view is incredible and the food is pretty good as well. Come for Brunch on a nice day.

Thank rvanheertum
La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the above (Great food. Good choices. Lovely employees) plus gluten free options, almond milk (not just soy!). Come early.

Thank Patty S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We knew there would be a wait of over an hour on a Sunday, but decided to try it since it got such high ratings. We waited about 1 1/2 hours. It was crowded both inside and out. It was especially hot inside. The food was good--I had the special shrimp omelette. I would have rated it higher if the... More 

Thank deardianne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! Great service, tasty, fresh food! Beautiful location... we also got to taste some organic hot sauce that we were able to purchase from a store across the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by friends to go there but was a little disappointed as we drove 11 miles to reach there. Nothing much special. Pretty common place food, not tasty enough to leave me an impression. Side walk cafe with no view but the area is a pricy area. So, the restaurant is not cheap. Can skip it. You won't lose much.

Thank Hotpu
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is overrated. Their Granola is about the only reason to await long hours for a table. The rest of their menu is nothing to rave about. I always wonder why people wait so long to have a simple scrambled egg or fruit cup. You may want to try a different place instead of waiting in line.

Thank loripolak
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a long wait for a reason - the food is excellent! We arrived around 9:45 on Sunday & waited about 40 minutes for a table. They provide water & coffee while you wait outside (nowhere to sit while waiting, just FYI). The lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries were really good as was the mushroom/goat cheese/spinach scramble. We started... More 

Thank txsuszq

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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: 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?