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The Mission

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1250 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-232-7662
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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301 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although our wait to get into The Mission was a tad lengthier than I would have preferred, that inconvenience was no fault of the restaurant. They are providing great breakfast options, and we did foolishly go there on Mother's Day. But even that made me feel good to see many mothers getting treated well on their special day. With tasty... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a weekend in San Diego. Went to the Mission for breakfast on Saturday. Great spot! Fast and friendly service. Good coffee as well. For an entree, you have to try the "Papas Locos" (sp?). They are fantastic! Well seasoned and plenty to eat. A must try. The blueberry corn cakes are excellent as well. Give them a shot as... More 

Thank catlaw98
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have family that lives in San Diego and ever since finding this place we go every morning we are in town. The staff are wonderful and the food is to die for! Go early because it does get busy and it's fairly small in there. The portion sizes and variety of food is top notch. Definitely a must if... More 

Thank eastonmommy
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 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.

Thank mikaylashea
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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.

Thank BarbS1213
Boston, Massachusetts
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284 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 Street, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-7662

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