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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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arroyo Grande, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank dreamer8313
West Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank johnsablon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stavanger, Norway
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this restaurant on the internet. We walked nearly 1 hour from our hotel to find this place, however, it was worth it. The service was great, and the food very good. The atmosphere was also good, a mixture of families, young people and others. Highly recommendable.

Thank Berit2011
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My finance and I walked from our hotel... we were immediately seated and served. The French toast and cinnamon toast were delicious the fruit was fresh and they had several selections of coffee.

Thank nm1804
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good place for breakfast! You will be pleasantly surprised buy going here it is a must for breakfast. Minus the walking dead homeless people fir miles this place is fantastic! Good food and good service and fair price

Thank Daniel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 St, San Diego, CA 92101-7541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 232-7662

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