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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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Jamul, California
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a find! I'm a big fan of a good breakfast and this place tops the charts. Good menu choices and good prices. I enjoyed the breakfast potatoes very much. Huge coffee selection plus espresso. Not a large place, and you will wait in line to order, but well worth the wait and the food came pretty quick. They... More 

Thank Robert C
Level Contributor
49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just looked up and found this place on a whim. It's an order, pay, and get served restaurant. The coffee is self-serving with a wide variety of choices. The restaurant has plenty of seating. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Scramble and loved it.

Thank James B
Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three words: de-lish-us! My family and I absolutely loved the fresh & healthy dishes, flavourful coffee (HELLO! Double-shot Mexican latte), and friendly staff! We're definitely going to be repeat offenders whenever we come to San Diego 🍴☕️🌯🍳! Happy Eating y'all💋

Thank Eyndiyah B
Jamul, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great......sometimes busy so try about 11:30 for lunch. Great prices,Tastey food! The little Blond is a trip. Parking can be rough. Park in the bank and put your ATM card in the machine and act like you bank there and the rent a cop won't bug you.

Thank Bajaboy1954
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this place since I moved to the neighborhood about 4 years ago. They have American and mexican breakfast and they have the best sandwiches around. Today, I had buckwheat pecan pancakes and my friend had the corned beef Benedict. My pancakes were perfect. The corned beef had a bit if a mushy texture but, was still... More 

Thank Ahkilah A
Seoul, South Korea
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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160 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 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?