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Brick & Bell Cafe

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928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
4:30 am - 5:30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can rush through breakfast or sit at one of the outside tables and enjoy reading your paper. I had a sunrise sandwich - egg, cheese, bacon and tomato on a croissant with a cup of coffee for under $5. Quick, friendly service.

Thank WestOceanDrive
La Jolla
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Yesterday was the second time I have been very disappointed, thus this review. I ordered the "famous" chicken salad with grapes and walnuts. This consisted of processed looking cubes of chicken mixed with watery mayo, too many grapes and walnuts on a wilted bed of lettuce. Another time I had eaten a sad cobb salad with canned olives and no... More 

Thank travelwithnancy
Cypress, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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!

Thank Don1975
suburban philadelphia
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

Thank rascallyrabbit
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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

Thank lifeinsync
La Jolla, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

Thank marion f
La Jolla, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jaime L
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141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Limeturquoise
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank franh47
los angeles
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank beemerguy

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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
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 am - 5:00 pm
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
4:30 am - 5:30 pm
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?