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Brick & Bell Cafe

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928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
858-551-0928
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4:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Cypress, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered 3 sandwiches and a smoothie to go, and was out the door in about 7min. Extremely friendly service and the food was excellent. Good portions as well at a fair price. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Don1975
suburban philadelphia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a block from the hotel (Grande Colonial La Jolla). It was predictable in the best of ways- the coffee was excellent, the service was quick and pleasant, the baked goods were excellent, and there was plenty of seating. For me, definitely preferable to a slow, enormous restaurant breakfast. They also have breakfast sandwiches, but I didn't have one,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend Brick & Bell Cafe for breakfast or a snack. It's a cute cafe with an outdoor area and amazing food.

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Thank lifeinsync
La Jolla, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all know Peter the owner and he really manages the place well. He bakes his own scones and cookies every day. As far as locals go, no chain can compete.

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Thank marion f
La Jolla, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

After making a mistake, and taking food that was not ours, the manager in site yelled at us and asked us to leave, I used to like this place, not so much anymore.

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Manchester
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited it several times during our trip. Loved their Acai bowl, soaked oats as well as their scones. Very reasonably priced & open early in the morning. Nice outdoor terrace. Helpful staff & friendly owner. Highly recommended.

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Thank Limeturquoise
Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Loved the fruit cups, the cranberry scones, the panini and smoothies. Very reasonable prices. Fresh pastries and a chance to eat outside. Highly recommend.

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Thank franh47
los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

A casual quaint deli/coffee shop with delicious food. Arriving late at our hotel across the street we grabbed some quick sandwiches so fresh and yummy and then got some wonderful coffee and scones at 6 am the next morning before we took off. Nice patio and pleasant wait staff.

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Los Angeles, California
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491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Had a business meeting and the client selected Brick and Bell for a coffee and some conversation, I am so totally the coffee fanatic, as my search for the perfect double latte will attest. I addition to getting almost the perfect latte, I did get some amazing pastries. Great service nice staff and cute place..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Staff is super friendly. Big variety of coffee and tea. Excellent scones and other pastries. What is not to like?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 858-551-0928

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