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“Cool Comfort at The Cottage”
Review of Cottage

Cottage
Ranked #5 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Largo, Florida
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494 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Cool Comfort at The Cottage”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Cottage is popular and deservedly so. The setting, outside in the middle of La Jolla, is charming. The food is creative and delicious. The Polenta Benedict with kale and a goat cheese sauce was wonderful. On a Friday, it got packed at 10am. I’m glad we got there a little earlier.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Keith B
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San Diego, CA
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good enough food for cool local spot...and stick with breakfast”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Breakfast here is enjoyable. Lots of choices. Fun but not out of the box. The potatoes are forgettable...choose fruit. Still, good coffee and nice locale for brekky. Dinner too average to enjoy...bland is ok for breakfast; not dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great service, great food and great atmosphere!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a most pleasant family breakfast and I would highly recommend The Cottage to anyone visiting the La Jolla area. The stuffed French toast topped with strawberries was divine, and I also highly recommend picking up a bag of the house-made granola for later snacking.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank smmbkw
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Phoenix, Arizona
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246 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was ok but nothing special. The French toast was soggy and coffee a bit weak. Maybe we just made a wrong selection but it wasn't up to my expectations.

Visited July 2013
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Peoria, Arizona
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We liked it so much we went to breakfast here each morning that we were in La Jolla. On the first morning, our server was incredibly helpful and gave excellent advice about food portions. The second morning, we had a different server (who was very patient with us!), but our server from the day before greeted us warmly. My son loved the WikiSticks and they kept him entertained. The scones are fabulous with the jam, and the brioche french toast was also quite yummy. When we return to La Jolla, we will definitely breakfast here again!!

Visited July 2013
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