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“Great Breakfast! Dine in or on the secret hidden pier side patio, or out on the deck.”
Review of Kono's Cafe

Kono's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 385 Quick Bites in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This place serves up satisfying breakfasts and lunches. Why? The owners also own an upscale local restaurant and bring that quality to this "dive". Great location on the boardwalk next to the pier. Take your seat at the hidden pier side deck right above the beach and they bring your food. Be prepared to stand in line to order! Why a line? If you have to ask....the food is that good!

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Steven858
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were eager to try this location because we heard that it was really good and inexpensive. We went for lunch because the breakfast line was really long. You stand in line, order and pay (CASH only). The food was good.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

There was a long line at 10 but none at 730. Go early. The line doesn't go as fast as other reviewers indicate especially with a cranky 5 year old. Food is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Please take note - this place closes after lunch so don't go for dinner! Very reasonable (e.g.$6.50 for a burger, $2.00 for fries), large portions(you will not go hungry!), convenient to the beach. Small restaurant with limited seating and no A/C. Also, they only take cash!

Date of visit: June 2016
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2  Thank SabenaY
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Visited Kono's around 10:00 AM for breakfast (served all day) and the line was out the door and around the corner. All said and done, it was about a 30-40 minute wait. Once you order, your food is ready (for you to pick up) in about 10 minutes or so. There are about 10 or so tables inside but there is also a deck adjacent to the building. Later we learned there is another deck across the street (and behind another building that is beachside). The breakfast burrito was delish (they have several choices). The eggs were tender and fluffy - cooked to perfection and the tortilla was soft. It is a large burrito and I was unable to finish it. They have pretty good coffee - I think the deck sells coffee only that you can take to the beach or enjoy while standing in line. I am not one to stand in line for 30 - 40 minutes for anything, but I have to say, that this place is worth it.

Date of visit: June 2016
3  Thank 60spink
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