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The Mission

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1250 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7541
(619) 232-7662
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I had a great Sunday morning breakfast here. There was already a wait around 9am, but the line moved very quickly. Definitely was worth the wait. Try to Verde Rancheros or Papas Locos with eggs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go early or wait in line. In a bit of a sketchy neighborhood but thats downtown san diego. The food is so good and worth the wait. Love breakfast here. Service is good. Dog friendly patio. Would always return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Ignore the homeless souls on J Street (come from the North, then down 13th) and enjoy the food at this quirky place near Petco. Their Rosemary potatoes may be the best ever, their eggs are real (and delicious), and their orange juice is fresh squeezed and terrific.

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Where do I start, amazing atmosphere, great service and beyond delicious food. Large portions so make sure you bring your appetite with you. I would highly recommend putting this little place on your San Diego to do list. You can even take the orange line trolley within a block of the restaurants location!

Thank Tabatha J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth every effort to get to!! The food was crazy good, the service was excellent!! I cannot say enough good things about it!!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This restaurant is full of smiling faces serving great food. I especially loved the rosemary breakfast potatoes. The wait on a Sunday morning is long, but worth it!

Thank Lora S
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Once we found this place, we went every day. The menu is huge and original; the portions are ginormous, the taste is out of this world. This is rated as one of the best breakfast places in the country, and I can see why. Our server was outstanding as well. Only wish we had time to come back for lunch!

Thank Wongudriter
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A friend suggested this restaurant and I couldn't be any more thankful that he did! I have to say the area is not the best in San Diego, but once inside the restaurant we felt safe. The food, the ambiance, everything is great! Our server provided excellent, quick service! Their coffee is to die for! This is definitely a place... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice, friendly, comfortable place with good, good food. Come with an appetite, especially if you plan to order pancakes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to cafe 22 and the other highlighted places but this was worth the walk from the other end of the gaslamp and was both healthier and better value for money than the others (which were ok, but didn't stand out). Pancakes were huge and a shared portion beat our two kids. Vegan and gluten free wife found something... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 232-7662

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