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“Visiting Kory in Pacific Beach with my wife Karen and what a great breakfst place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kono's Cafe

Kono's Cafe
Ranked #14 of 4,614 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Visiting Kory in Pacific Beach with my wife Karen and what a great breakfst place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Went a year ago and I can can still taste the delicious burrito flavors. Without a doubt a very big bang for your buck here at Kono's Cafe. Always a line but it moves fast. We have to get one of these on the east coast or something like it! This is a destination when in S.D., CA.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent place for cheap food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Ate here almost every morning of our 4 day stay in PB. The service was excellent, and the food was prepared very quickly for our group of 5. The portions are ENORMOUS. Even the little breakfast was way too much for me to eat. For the price (between 4-7$), the food is definitely worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Breakfast by the Beach!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Well I've been coming here with my parents for years. I'm 36 now and when we travel to San Diego area this is the place I now bring my kids. Great atmosphere when not packed by locals or in our case tourist. Lines can get long but if you have time worth the value for the quality of food. Just for example we share plates it's a lot of eggs and fried potatoes! Fresh toast is yummy and the kids love it! Keep in mind when visiting this establishment it's "SURFER FOOD"!! You won't be disappointed. Grab a seat across the street by the bike,gift shop balcony and enjoy your breakfast as you watch the waves break against the shore!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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“Best breakfast deal on Pacific Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Even if this place was a dive hole in the wall on a side street, the line would still be out the door--generous servings and easy on the wallet.
Mountains of scrambled eggs laced with onions, peppers, sausage or bacon and cheesy homemade fried potatoes, the works for breakfast for seven bucks. Breakfast served all day.
Right across the beach walkway from Kono's is a beachfront deck where they will serve up your breakfast in less than ten minutes. Self ordering at their window but they will bring it to you on the deck.
Your view is of Crystal Pier and the ocean, fifty yards from your seat. Enjoy that San Diego sun and pleasant shore breeze while you relax and watch the surfers, bicyclers, roller bladers and joggers. I'd much rather be relaxing in the sun, chatting, eating and taking pictures !
Expect a line on the weekends. The solution? Park one person in line with the breakfast orders, and the rest can browse for beachwear and art right across the beach walkway, or enjoy the coffee/espresso bar next door with its own deck in the shade. You get the ambiance of Pacific Beach and a great deal for breakfast.
Weekdays? Short line. We went off season at 11 and there were only a few people in line. An all in one beach venture, a great meal and a scenic beachy venue.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great early lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday. The queue was out of the door and well into the street at around 11.30am. It's a really popular place, and understandably so. Great food and very reasonable prices (think it was day 704 without a price rise when we visited!).

We can higly recommend the Konos burgers - delicious!

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