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La Mesa Bistro and Bakery

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8697 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942-9565
+1 619-589-0806
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Found this gem. Was hungry from a long drive from Arizona. Ordered the Egg Florentine Benedict with home style potatoes, my husband ordered the Denver omelette. Oh my gosh, the portions were large. Finishing was impossible. I definitely will come back to try the sandwiches.

Thank Brenda F
San Diego
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I used to prefer this over swamis because it's a bit larger and easier to get a table. Similar food and same great staff.

Thank RKHosey
San Diego, California
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We found La Mesa Bistro/Bakery by accident. It is a busy but well-managed old school looking place. If you are serious about breakfast, this is the place for you. Huge menu should satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Not expensive. Everything was clean, including the bathrooms. Parking was available in the lot outside. You order after standing in a short... More 

Thank Celerity
La Mesa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

A friend and I regularly meet here for breakfast. We order at the counter, pay, and take a number to our table. Food arrives quickly. Coffee and water is self-serve. Although there's a wide variety of food items, one of my favorites is the potato bread toast with preserves...yum! Last time I tried one of the yogurt smoothies which was... More 

Thank Evietravels
Jamul, California
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 619-589-0806

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