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Crest Cafe

425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“butter burger” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (32 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Crest Cafe on Drive-in, Diners & Dives the night we arrived in Del Mar. It looked great. So we may the short trip to Downtown San Diego and boy was it worth the drive. The french toast was fantastic. I got the...More

Thank mdsarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch. Looked at the menu which featured a wide variety. Many of the dishes included bell peppers (not a favorite of mine) and the prices in general seemed 20-25% higher than other places serving similar food. I had the pork chops. They were...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and it was great. The food was delicious and very generous portions and good prices. The waiter, Faustino I think his name, was very friendly and attentive. The decor inside and out is Art Deco with good atmosphere. We will be...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had delicious home made onion rings and burgers here. Menu is extensive and prices are very reasonable. Plan to return.

Thank dfb260
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a place for big eaters and food lovers. My omelette was a work of art. Friendly service, full of regulars, a place to feel at home and to come back to. Creative menu. I wanted to order everything. Too bad I don't live...More

Thank ResidentePermanente
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for brunch and from the moment you walk through the door and sit you are brought coffee immediately, by our lovely waiter... I had the Rubin’s Benedict and my partner had the blueberry French toast which was great and not too sweet...More

Thank David K
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick breakfast. One daughter got the raspberry ricotta French toast and it was out of this world! I got the lemon ricotta pancakes and those were great. Subtle lemon flavor but fantastic. My other daughter got the butter burger and...More

Thank Angryzen1
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I come here as my "regular" Hillcrest lunch because the menu has a lot of great breakfast items (and who doesn't like breakfast for lunch or dinner occasionally?). I came in for a quick lunch by myself. I was seated at one of the tables...More

Thank Nancyuen
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Crest has been open over 35 years and I first came here the month of opened. Tip I enjoyed today's visit while in SD. The place is reliably good and the staff is very friendly Good stop for any meal while walking around Hillcrest

Thank Skruggs
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I visited the Crest Cafe for lunch on my recent tour through the Hilllcrest neighbourhood. I was dining alone which can always be a bit awkward but the guys at the Crest took great care of me! They were charming, convivial, and made me feel...More

Thank Galen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2510
Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!
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