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Kono's Cafe

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Pacific Beach
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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
+1 858-483-1669
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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
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
Gorham, Maine
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I decided to go to Kona's based on the tripadvisor reviews and I agree with all the other reviewers who stated that Kona's offers great food at incredibly reasonable prices! The breakfast portions are so large that my husband and I shared one breakfast as it would have been impossible to eat two of their breakfasts. I... More 

Thank Sandy40652
Salida, Colorado
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Breakfast on the beach simple menu, fast service. The price for for the large serving was great. Don't let the line discourage you, they know how to get your order right and sling some food.

1 Thank Swissvale
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here while in San Diego. Food was great. Lots of choices but simple menu. Amazing view, loved sitting and watching the surfers on the beach.

3 Thank BrittanyWebb
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Yes! I really like this place. Genuine and service minded. Sometimes it's a line for their breakfast so make sure you're out early

Thank Jakob J
Fort Worth Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast / lunch here last week - it was awesome! My husband had a burrito and I had a burger - both were huge! And good quality! I was so surprised! We had just walked the beach trails for over 90 minutes and were hungry! Still could not eat all that food! The burger bun was thin and flavorful... More 

3 Thank Foxwoman1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee must visit. Crazy good breakfast. A terrific shot to watch the surfers. Get the bacon and eggs. There are tables across the street with a better view of the ocean.

1 Thank jrmigs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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?