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Kono's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Beach
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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
+1 858-483-1669
7:00 am - 3:00 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015

We come here every time we go to san diego!! the food is good and constant. Price is super cheap & always friendly

1 Thank lololeo5
Jersey City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just an all-around quality breakfast. The menu isn't huge, but man is it delicious. Definitely get there early (i.e., right when they open, if not earlier!) if possible. I got there a few minutes before they opened, and they were already serving people with a line back to the door. An hour later when I walked by again, the line... More 

1 Thank Jlc304
Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food (reasonably priced) and great view! We were recommended Kono's by a waiter at another restaurant in SD when we asked for a good place for breakfast. Kono's does not disappoint. Limited ocean view seating, but we there by 7:45am both days and always found a spot. Great view of Pacific Beach and lots of surfers to watch. Huge... More 

1 Thank kktooth
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

food is very good, plentiful and cheap, long lines early but fun people creates a beach type atmosphere

Thank Randy P
San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

Don't let the line in front deter you; it moves fast and the service is very speedy. They only accept cash.

1 Thank Karen K
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Go here, really. That's all you need to know. There will be a line, but the food is good, fast, cheap, and a great view

1 Thank sailingfan
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast for sure. Pancakes are fluffy, light and melt in your mouth. Burritos are as big as your face. Line was out the door but moved fast. Cash only but ATM across the sidewalk. Free refills on soda and coffee.

1 Thank Moma3Texasboys
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

While the food is "normal" for here, the coffee is good, the services is very friendly and the ambience is great - looking out over the ocean as people stroll along the ocean path.

Thank ross-travel-badger
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's all about the vibe, waves and portions: Long lines, no worries, it moves fast. Talk to people around you or listen to the waves. The food: Is good, not great. You'll talk more about the portion size and very reasonable pricing than the quality of the French toast, Grand Slam type meals, Tuna Melt, Salads. In my opinion the... More 

Thank rickfoodandwine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The French Toast was amazing! Super delicious and warm! Perfect for the cold raining morning! The Bacon was crispy and the kona potatos were the absolute bomb!!

2 Thank bri m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: +1 858-483-1669

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