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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

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8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-202-0569
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is super yummy! Food was tasty and the view of the ocean was amazing! It was a blast to have breakfast (and a Bloody Mary which was amazing) while watching the surfers. It's nothing fancy super chill and laid back!

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Thank amanda861
Los Angeles
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been on a weekend and it was crazy busy- but rightfully so as it has a beautiful view, right on the water. And the food is amazing. I had a veggie scramble and added avocado- highly recommend. They are dog friendly and even have water bowls. It was quiet compared to the weekend but still a decent amount of... More 

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La Jolla, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is average, the view is beautiful, but to find parking is very difficult, and if you do, good luck if it is close.

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SLC, Utah
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us decided to try Caroline's for breakfast this morning (Friday just before school goes back in session). We arrived at 9:00 and had no issues with parking. There was only one person ahead of us in the line to order. As has been mentioned, you have to order prior to taking a seat at a table. The tables... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super place for a coffee and quick bite. Nice coffee and lovely chips.only one toilet, and usually a queue for food. Can only take a table when you have your drinks and get a paddle for food. The views are great with a large outside seating area.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go to Caroline's Seaside Cafe yesterday because it was a gorgeous day and it was 75 degrees in winter. Our friend's wanted to go have brunch there and it's their favorite spot because of the view. Here is my good and bad experience!! 1. Definitely the view is amazing, but I think in general you can enjoy... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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363 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was us, the waves and about 50 surfers our on this crisp December morning. Wanting to start the day with an unpretentious view we went seeking local life. Caroline's is obviously frequented by UCSD students, but even now with winter break the joint was hopping - tourists, students and locals. Go straight to the line because there's a bit... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Loved Caroline's. You put your order in at the counter and they deliver it to you. It was a beautiful day so I sat outside and watched the surfers. Well worth going.

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Bowie, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Well prepared and good size portions. The location had picturesque views of the beach. Must stop if in this area.

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Thank Terp4life_dm
Melbourne
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had heard from a few people that we needed to try Caroline's in La Jolla, so we decided to make it our last lunch stop. Maybe we hit it on an off day, although they did not seem busy. First of parking can be an issue and confusing. Signs say public parking weekends/holidays only, but locals said it as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?