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Kono's Cafe

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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
858-483-1669
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Johnston, Iowa
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245 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here a few days ago and based on other reviews, we got there right when they opened. No lines at all. We hung out in the area for a while after, and lines didn't pick up until 9 or so. My husband ordered a breakfast burrito, and I did the egg scramble. His burrito weighed at least... More 

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Thank HIltonMagic
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kono's always provides a quality breakfast at a reasonable price. Located right on Pacific Beach, you have the option of eating inside or outside. Don't let the long lines deter you, it moves quickly. Make sure you bring cash, no cards accepted.

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Thank Dennis J
Mankato, Minnesota
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food. We had coffee, burritos, French toast and bacon. All were excellent and we sat outside people watching and looking at the waves. 3 of us ate for $20 and we had half a burrito left. Come with time to walk off breakfast on the boardwalk.

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Thank Amyk56001
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived early but still had to wait about 45 minutes to order and then eat. Small inside eating area with big outside patio. Coffee hot and fresh. Big morning burritos and good size servings of egg, bacon and potatoes. My family and I will go again we just have to remember cash. They only take cash.

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Thank azcheesefan
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Breakfast at the beach can be had for decent price. Forgot it was cash only. Breakfast burrito, pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, English muffin, coffee and lemonade for $20. Love those Kono's potatoes. There's a branch near Von's now, same food, more parking.

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Thank barbarapC4814MC
Scottsdale
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do have to say I was a bit irritated that they don't list anywhere around this restaurant that they only accept cash. They want you to use the cash machine across the way (they must make something for it). I told the guy at the counter that they need to have a sign, the told us "they were working... More 

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Thank Jessie R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess this is a landmark place with its traditions but I wasn't impressed. First you wait in a long line just to order your breakfast. Very small menu, very low prices. Picture pancakes & eggs on paper plates. Then you have to find your own table, inside or outside. Outside has beautiful beach view, inside no atmosphere at all.... More 

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Thank Linda F
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money breakfast but get there early as there is always a queue. Staff are friendly, you can sit outside and take in the ocean view.

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Thank citygirl985
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here this morning. We are a grain free family and found the menu easy to order from. We sat on the third patio over the beach. Our kids played in the sand while we waited for our food! We all loved it!

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2 Thank oconnorjen
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always see long lines here so wanted to check this place out, but it is not worth the wait, sadly. The breakfast food was bland and basic and I could have probably made myself something more flavorful in a shorter amount of time. Nothing special here just a tourist spot.

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Thank Erin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-483-1669

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