I'm attempting to phone in an order to Caroline's as I write this. I've been on hold five minutes so I'm guessing I'll have time to finish the review before they get back to me. This restaurant is located in the middle of the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and is supposed to be the place to go for students and staff to grab a quick lunch as well as for the general public to enjoy a beautiful ocean view.
Alas, the ocean view is the only thing to recommend this restaurant. The staff's friendliness is hit-or-miss. They are inflexible and disorganized. The restaurant is frequently out of basic foods. (Don't bother ordering a bagel there. If they do have any, they'll botch the order). The management is tripping over itself to appear to be offering a sophisticated eatery but it can't get the basics right and - since the same complaints have been made for more than a year from multiple sources - it doesn't appear to want to try to.
Still on hold.