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La Mesa Bistro and Bakery

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8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Seoul, South Korea
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been away from San Diego for over a year and I still miss this place. One of the best breakfast places I've been to at a tremendous value for the taste, price, and variety of coffee. I had friends visiting from Chicago who were looking to do all the glam tourist things in San Diego, but when I... More 

Thank Jarret K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good- great breakfast place. 3 Sausage & ABC omelette are great so are most of the specials, and the Benedicts. Not to crazy about the chilaquiles. Check the specials and the menu and look over the should of the guy taking the orders at the registar for more specials. You order at the counter and pay, they'll give... More 

Thank Alex M
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Heard about this restaurant from a family member and decided to try it out for ourselves! Well worth the time! When we arrived it was a Sunday morning a little before 9 am and it was just starting to get busier, but, the cashier/ order taker, was very pleasant and answered any questions that we had about menu items. I... More 

Thank tonetta40
San Diego, CA
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is a great little bistro with a huge menu of delicious choices. Very good coffee as well. Great for breakfast or lunch. Sandwiches are huge, salads are enormous, and breakfast plates are just too big for one person to eat. But the best aspect is that the food is fresh and well prepared. Truly tasty. Downside is that it... More 

Thank Connie B
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Where can you get your selection of over 10 different coffees? You place your order at the counter, pick your coffee, pick your table and wait for the food to arrive. They have the largest selection of Eggs Benedict I've seen but my favorite is the Eggs Benny with bacon, They serve anything you could possibly want for breakfast and... More 

Thank playinatlife
La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Small but yummy place to go for breakfast. Lots of choices, many very healthy. Good size proportions, fresh ingredients and good prices. Crowded on the weekend so go early or be prepared to wait.

Thank fraz12016
El Cajon, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Casual, reasonable prices, fast, friendly service...and terrific food. Why do I love it? Wide range of breakfast entrees...everyone can find something to love. I relish Eggs Benedict but here I can get it with the traditional ham or try it with corned beef hash, spinach, or sausage. The potatoes that come with it are top-drawer! If the entire entree is... More 

Thank Wanderlustsuzy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were visiting from out of town and found this recommendation online after my niece's graduation. We were so happy!! Cute, clean place, friendly, helpful staff and the food is fantastic!! You can easily share the meals. We ate breakfast and we highly recommend the pancakes and omelet plate. You place your order first at the counter and if you... More 

Thank Alisa F
El Cajon, California
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We've eaten here several times and it's always good. Lots of choices for breakfast and lunch. Most recently we went for an early lunch. My wife usually has the Acai Bowl . It is huge with Acai, fresh fruit, granola and bee pollen, if you want it. I had the turkey and cranberry sandwich, which came with fries. Very large... More 

Thank Don C
La Mesa, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a casual breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot that's our favorite in La Mesa. Friendly service. Can be crowded. Order at the counter. Large menu with lots of daily specials. Good food. We eat here quite often and are never disappointed.

Thank Laura B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Mexican, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-589-0806

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