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The Cottage La Jolla

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BAKED‏
2.75
Sub muffin for scone +1.00
Scones
Signature scone, served w/ most egg dishes
2.75
Coffee Cake
With buttermilk‏
2.75
Muffins
Pumpkin nut, king kong bran, raspberry millet
8.95
House Granola
Pecans, craisins, fresh fruit, milk or nonfat yogurt
9.95
Steel-Cut Irish Oatmeal
Raisins, brown sugar, caramelized walnuts, bananas, lowfat milk
BATTERS
8.95
Stuffed w/ blueberries +1.00
Bananas +1.00
Oatmeal Pancakes
Fluffy, wheat flour, oats or stuffed w/ blueberries or bananas
8.95
Blueberries +1.00
Fresh bananas grilled inside +1.00
Buttermilk Pancakes
Plain or blueberries or fresh bananas grilled inside
9.95
Classic French Toast
Grilled thick egg bread
9.95
Country Style French Toast
Brioche bread,‏ signature egg batter
11.95
Fresh bananas +1.50
Strawberries +1.50
Stuffed French Toast
Country style french toast w/ strawberry compote marscapone cheese top w/ fresh bananas or strawberries or both.
OMELETTES‏
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
Grilled Vegetables
Zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, tomato, peppers, havarti, pesto hollandaise
10.95
Egg whites +1.00
Tuscan
Chicken, sauteed mushrooms, melted brie, roasted tomato, top w/ avocado
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
West Coast
Spinach, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms
11.95
Egg whites +1.00
Southern California
Bacon, guacamole, jack cheese, sour cream
10.95
Egg whites +1.00
Mediterranean
Sweet Italian sausage, tomato, peppers, basil, mozzarella cheese
Served w/ cottage potatoes, fresh baked sconeb
BENEDICTS
11.95
Polenta
Tomato relish, kale pesto, goat cheese sauce, chives
11.95
Eggs Benedict
Wolferman’s english muffin, canadian bacon
11.95
California
Sliced turkey breast, fresh avocado
11.95
Eggs La Jolla
Benedict w/canadian bacon, mushrooms, spinach, roasted tomato, balsamic
13.95
Crabcakes
Wolferman’s english muffin, poached eggs
Served w/ cottage potatoes, housemade hollandaise
EGGS‏
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
All American Breakfast
Two eggs any style w/ bacon or chicken sausage
10.95
Egg whites +1.00
Joe's Special
Eggs scrambled w/ chicken sausage, spinach, mushrooms, onions
11.95
Egg whites +1.00
Fried Egg Sandwich
Bacon, gruyere, tomato, arugula, onion, lemon aioli, griddled sourdough
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
Chilaquiles
Egg scramble, queso fresco, onions, tomatoes, tortilla strips, tomatillo salsa
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
Monterey Scramble
Chiles, bacon, jack cheese, scallions, eggs w/ salsa, black beans, corn tortillas
10.95
Egg whites +1.00
Baja Chicken Hash
Corn tortilla, poached eggs, hollandaise, hash of chicken sausage, pepper, corn
9.95
Egg whites +1.00
Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled eggs, jack cheese, cilantro, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeno tortilla
Served w/ cottage potatoes
About
Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service. Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food. We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response
PRICE RANGE
$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant in La Jolla. We don't do gluten or dairy and they were able to modify our order to accommodate us. It's has a wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank yvonnemherman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a rest on our way to San Diego and had lunch here. The food is ok, not so great. The crab cake sandwich was a bit greasy. We had a Ahi Nacho and that was wonderful and light. Love it that I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nuhar2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think everything on this menu would be excellent. Two of us split the breakfast sandwich and brioche. We had a group of 7 and arrived about 20 minutes before they were supposed to open. They allowed to get started early. We really appreciated it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food so much we ate here twice. Good food and service. Huge portions. The scone with homemade pumpkin butter...yum!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank michelletP9171NI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cottage was recommended by both Trip Advisor and the barista at Starbucks. We had to wait about 10 min since there are only about 10 indoor tables and it was full. The manager cleverly split a table for 6 into two parties of two...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank loveboston1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time at The Cottage. It was just as good the second time around. The portions are big so you can do some sharing. The stuffed French toast is delightful, I enjoyed a half order and it was still shareable. My husband...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank littleturk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the cottage. Always friendly and prompt service. The food is delicious. Honestly, I almost always order the fried egg sandwich. Runny yolk on sourdough with melted gruyère, pretty hard to beat. If you want an excuse to have dessert for breakfast, their stuffed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sdfirefighter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming place, friendly staff and awesome food! The Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a party in your mouth! Really appreciated the server suggesting two pancakes instead of three. As good as they were, I could not have finished three. And they are too delicious to waste!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kimbolina55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place and is very popular, which is why I decided to go to the Cottage...unfortunately the omelette I ordered was cold, and based on how quickly it came out, and the rubbery nature of the omelette, this had been pre-cooked...not a great experience. That...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NozzaL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful little (and we mean little) cozy corner place in a former residential area of LaJolla not far from the First Presbyterian Church ... worth the wait! The food and the service were wonderful My LaJolla Eggs Benedict were the absolute best I've ever had!!!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Sandy G
September 2, 2018|
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Response from jill l | Reviewed this property |
The venue is small inside and outside. Not sure if they take reservations. Better place Bella Vista with view of ocean.
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ABCDpuppies
February 17, 2018|
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Response from vinmarine1 | Reviewed this property |
The cooks will customize a plate if salt is an issue. They are really good at working with customers on any culinary/health issues.
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judyb2153
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't answer that question. Just call the restaurant and ask what hours they'll maintain on Christmas day. GOOD luck.
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