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Harry's Coffee Shop

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7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
+1 858-454-7381
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Keeping in mind we are talking about a coffee shop that serves great breakfasts and lunches, I was really impressed. First and foremost, the service sets the gold standard for morning coffee spots. Friendly, zero attitude, everyone has a smile, and you will not go five minutes without someone checking to make sure you're happy. The food (scrambled eggs, beautifully... More 

Thank 315David303
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inside looks very much like an old diner with brown carpet and leather booths. It was pretty busy. My husband got their omelette, and I got the hash browns and bacon a la carte. It was all good. The potatoes were my favorite. I wish they would have had an American breakfast plate on their menu. Even though the... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They don’t make great Diner’s like Harry’s Coffee Shop. On my trip to La Jolla we had two breakfasts and one lunch. Food always exceeded expectations and was complemented with great service. We sampled: delicious omelets, sandwiches and desserts. The amazing thing about Harry’s is that after more than half a century of providing great food, it still is above... More 

Thank Marc S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I recently stopped in just for a cup of coffee and it was such a pleasant surprise!! A bottomless pot of coffee for around $3 each. And the coffee was to die for!!!! Good service and an authentic diner feel. We were just sorry we had such a big breakfast because the food coming off the grill... More 

Thank Destiny W
Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast, and what a great find it was. Real old school diner vibe like a throw back to New York. I had just a good old traditional bacon and egg breakfast and it was great. Eggs and bacon perfect, generous portion of hash browns crunchy on the outside creamy on the inside. The toast was great... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty low key for La Jolla, love the old school vibe. Friendly waitstaff, food was plentiful and yummy. Service was pretty quick, but I could see how there would be a wait on weekends. Bathroom had a funky smell, even for a bathroom.

Thank cindy l
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This place - even though it looks nothing like it - reminds me of the diner from Pulp Fiction. You look outside and see palm trees and sun, crazy cars driving by and people actually smiling at each other (I'm from New England if you can't tell). The food is pretty good - some goofy selections on there make it... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

This was our second time to Harry's and had another great experience! The only compliant was the wait for our food, but it is worth the wait! We had the eggs Benedict and breakfast burritos and pancakes! We recommend all of them!

Thank Heather V
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited Harry's while on vacation with my family, and the consensus opinion was "it's okay ". Nothing particularly special about anything. We had the Belgium waffle, French toast, and cinnamon roll breakfast. The prices were good for La Jolla standards, generally under $8. Good family owned restaurant, worth visiting but don't expect too much...it's just typical diner fare.

Thank 2adroit
Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Heard about Harry's and checked it out for breakfast. Great menu selection and wonderful service! I had a waffle type benedict - spinach, bacon and poached eggs on a bacon waffle. It was delicious, especially the bacon waffle. I could have eaten a stack of those waffles alone. Also delicious coffee.

Thank Sue J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-7381

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?