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Crest Cafe

#195 of 3,794 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast...had the Hangover Omelette. The chimichurri was really good. The diner is pretty small and we had to wait about 15 minutes on a Friday morning. I assume it would be a little longer had it been a weekend. We did have a party of 6, over that amount would be tough to seat. Service was fast once we... More 

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Thank Julie K
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Julie. We're happy to know you all loved your meals and we hope to see you back at Crest Cafe soon. More 

Salmon Arm, Canada
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265 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day in San Diego we were looking for a casual restaurant offering good, healthy eats. The Crest Café was a perfect place. From the looks of the menu, if you wanted something a little decadent you could find that here too. My husband had the Italian Dip sandwich (aka Beef Dip) and I had the Chicken Pot... More 

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Thank TMLB
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We hope your trip ended on a high note and look forward to serving you on your next visit to San Diego. Take care! More 

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Simple but delicious food. Never been disappointed .I love the Huevos Rancheros. I usually go there for late breakfats

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Thank 27xoros
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you love our breakfast menu, but why not come in for lunch or dinner sometime? More 

Maui, HI
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Since a couple of nearby restaurants had a wait time of over an hour, we decided to try this location at the suggestion of a local resident. We walked up, got seated at an outdoor table, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast. They have an impressive menu - and you can order ANYTHING you want for brunch! Our table had the... More 

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Thank KulaOnion
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the Amazing review about your Amazing Brunch! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that this is the fist of many more visits. See you soon! More 

Brookeville, Maryland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious. Pancakes were fluffy and big. Asked for 2 scrambled eggs on the side and got more than 2. Coffee was spot on. Service was wonderful.

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Thank Phyllis B
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Phyllis, thanks so much for sharing your feedback with me! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and that our team took such great care of you - that's what we love to hear! I appreciate your business and I hope we see you again real soon. Thanks again and you take care! More 

San Diego, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went to Crest Café for breakfast on a Sunday morning early! Our coffee was perfect, the wait staff was excellent, the décor was fun, and the food was delicious!

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Thank Angel2627
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! We hope this is the first of many visits for you! More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

After reading great reviews overall we decided to try this place. Parking was an absolute nightmare but a walk is always good. We got to sit outside. Very very very S l o w service. Waited too long for any request. It is a small restaurant but I realized there were 2 other servers as well so ours wasn't alone.... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Jennifer, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback. Customer service is extremely important to us, and I apologize for any delay in your service. You're not wrong about the menu. We do have plenty of amazing items and we hope you'll give us another chance so you can stop by and try a few! More 

Wisconsin
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Went there with family for lunch. Mac&Cheese, Turkey Sandwich and Pastrami Sandwich ordered for the three of us. Comes with choice of many sides. We chose 2 salads and cottage cheese. Everything was delicious, with comfortable, but not huge, portions. Friendly staff and prompt service. Take a pic of your food, post on their FB page, and you get a... More 

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Thank barisaxman
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We can't wait to have you back for a 5 star experience. More 

Yuma, AZ
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Went to the Crest for breakfast. Coffee was hot and fresh with plenty of refills. The food is excellent; served hot and fresh. Triple D (I wish Guy would shut up and listen a little more) helped bring the place to the forefront of must visit restraints in the San Diego area.

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Thank bstreetkid
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! If you loved our breakfast, you should stop by sometime for Lunch or Dinner, they're great too! More 

Kingston, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We liked the Crest Cafe so much, we ate 2 suppers there in just 7 days. We had heard of the Cafe in a travel magazine and it was convenient to where we were staying. Dining at the Crest Cafe in San Diego. It was recommended in the Interval International magazine. Meatloaf for me and the Mexican Chicken Torta for... More 

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Thank Philip H
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Wow Phillip, thank you for the 5 stars! we're so happy you enjoyed you visit to Crest Cafe so much you had to do it again! We hope to see you back here soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!

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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?