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“Best breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mission

The Mission
Ranked #196 of 4,615 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Greater NW and Central MN
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Absolutely loved this place. We visited it twice on our week-long family vacation. First time was a Tuesday morning; we walked from our hotel and it was not terribly busy. The service was excellent. We were with our 3 year old daughter and the waitress gave us plenty of time to make our decisions. We ordered the French Toast, Strawberry-Banana pancakes and a side of the Chicken Apple Sausage. We all left pleased and full. Our second visit was on Saturday. We drove, parking was slightly difficult to find, but glad we did not have the stroller with, as the place was swamped. Service was still high quality(managed to get 3 refills of coffee, which is unexpected in high traffic), and food still came out quickly and prepared properly. This time we had the rosemary potatoes, blackberry pancakes, and another order of the French toast(yes, it is that good!). I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any of my friends and will visit them again if we ever return to San Diego.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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melbourne
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great cafe for breakfast/brunch where the locals eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Whilst we where in Anaheim at Disneyland I met a couple from San Diego . I told them we where going to San Diego the next week . As locals they told me to be sure to go to The Mission for breakfast

So once we checked into our hotel we got the address off the concierge and went the next morning ....-and then the next day and then again the next day ......

We had a car so was easy to get to but otherwise It was though downtown in what I would probably call bordering a commercial/industrial area

The building itself was lovely and restored and very welcoming . The staff where friendly and efficient whilst the place was pretty busy . The menu was quite large and extensive . The food was fresh with plenty of flavour and the prices where quite reasonable . Easily the best breakfast we had on our month long trip

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
“Great breakfast place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We ate there for breakfast 5/17/13. Place was as busy as you might expect with as high a rating as it does after over 900 reviews. I did the banana-granola pancakes and my wife had the strawberry-banana pancakes. She ordered the side of rosemary-potatoes instead of the eggs and bacon. We also had their specialty coffees (Mission mocha and Hammerhead). The ambiance was nice, nothing special. For the amount out people it wasn't very loud, which was great.

The pancakes were outstanding; packed with flavor. The potatoes were her favorite, and better than any other place we have had similar. They were on the large side, both fluffy and having a large diameter, way larger than we could eat. Only drawback is that the granola was not as crunchy as it could have been, for more of the textural contrast we like.

We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great breakfast place in San Diego.

Visited May 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Luckily we got there early on a Sunday as it was VERY crowded when we left. Pancakes are very good and so was the Soy Chorizo breakfast burrito. If you like a robust coffee, you will love their coffee.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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St. George Island, Florida
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not your typical breakfast menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

They make their french toast from scratch - very tasty. Several different breakfast options. Ate here based upon good reviews & glad we did. Short wait but worth it. Convenient location if visiting the zoo.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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