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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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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small quaint corner place right above the beach. Huge line but it moved pretty fast. Food was very good. Staff was super nice!

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Thank Tate V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Come hungry! Konos is located in PB. Have breakfast by the beach. Million dollar view for under $10. Food is fresh and they have great customer service. It was my first time and I loved it! You can split the food to save some bucks but the portion is still big. You will get your money's worth.

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Thank Edna M
Surprise, Arizona
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended by a friend and said there would be a wait. There was a line but moves pretty quick. We had Big Breakfast 1&2 one with waffles one with pancakes. The potatoes were to die for and the eggs were perfect. There is seating inside, on the patio where you can people watch and across the walk where... More 

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Thank Unclemorte
San Diego, California
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves up satisfying breakfasts and lunches. Why? The owners also own an upscale local restaurant and bring that quality to this "dive". Great location on the boardwalk next to the pier. Take your seat at the hidden pier side deck right above the beach and they bring your food. Be prepared to stand in line to order! Why... More 

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Thank Steven858
Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were eager to try this location because we heard that it was really good and inexpensive. We went for lunch because the breakfast line was really long. You stand in line, order and pay (CASH only). The food was good.

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Thank Christina J
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a long line at 10 but none at 730. Go early. The line doesn't go as fast as other reviewers indicate especially with a cranky 5 year old. Food is excellent.

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Thank Patrick H
Yorktown, Virginia
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251 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please take note - this place closes after lunch so don't go for dinner! Very reasonable (e.g.$6.50 for a burger, $2.00 for fries), large portions(you will not go hungry!), convenient to the beach. Small restaurant with limited seating and no A/C. Also, they only take cash!

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1 Thank Sabena Y
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Kono's around 10:00 AM for breakfast (served all day) and the line was out the door and around the corner. All said and done, it was about a 30-40 minute wait. Once you order, your food is ready (for you to pick up) in about 10 minutes or so. There are about 10 or so tables inside but there... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note: They only take cash. Bring your appetite! Portions big enough to split between adults or children. Don't let the line out the door discourage you...it moves quickly. Cheapest breakfast on PB. Grab your coffee at Kono's Coffee next door and then wait in line for breakfast. Better than Starbucks and cheaper. This is our "go to place" when in... More 

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1 Thank htoplak
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the line is out the door almost all the time but it moves quickly. Large servings, excellent service, good location and good food... what more could you ask for? This place is great for families & friends with it's reasonable prices and quick service. Cash only.

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?