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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-202-0569
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“egg scramble” (9 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed yesterday

This place in an excellent lunch place overlooking the ocean, although since it is so popular there is a long line to get the food but the experience there is worth it

Thank OrielaMedellli
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hidden place at the north end of La Jolla beach accessible by the beach or the beach. Fantastic deck overlooking the beach not toi busy on weekdays. The perfect place for a relaxing breakfast, staff is friendly, food and coffee are just well priced and...More

Thank DonGuillermoDelSalar
Reviewed 6 days ago

Caroline’s is a seaside restaurant serving lunches and breakfast. It has a commanding view of La Jolla Bay being at its northern extremity. Food is simple and tasty. Burgers. Sandwiches and salads with daily specials. Prices are very reasonable and servings generous. Wine and beer...More

Thank jakjabes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, wide range of options on the menu, great beach access. Great food and lots of it!

Thank MaimaiCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was excellent! I had the power breakfast and it was good. We walked from the La Jolla Shores hotel (about a mile or so). The deck view was the reason we went and we were not disappointed.

Thank QueenieAndMarla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, unique and varied menu, freshly made croissants, superb coffee with the best beach access.

Thank Winrow1
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after our flight. Food was very good. Atmosphere was amazing. You can eat inside or out on the deck. Food selection was excellent. We got a slice of cake to go. I would go back again and try something new.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Just above the beach and below Scripp's (er, Birch) Aquarium, its an easy walk from a number of spots in this part of La Jolla. Food is usually good with some interesting offerings. Staff is "San Diego" relaxed. It can get hot on the patio,...More

Thank BE_Travelin
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this gem on google maps, when looking for a place close to La Jolla Cove. We were walking, so hailed an uber to take us to Caroline's. The food was delicious - everything is made fresh (including the pastries) and reasonably priced. There was...More

Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

When we visited there was a pretty decent queue. The staff barged past the queue like you're an inconvenience to them. Once at the counter no hello, sorry for the wait just more attitude like you should be privileged to be there. When busy it's...More

Thank MILLYP2000
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29 February 2016|
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Response from Janice A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is below the cafe which is accessible via ramp.
8 October 2015|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
No...that is the worst part about this location. You have to find street parking or park in the beach lots and walk down. I do not recommend it for business meetings because of this. The school lot is well monitored and they... More
31 March 2015|
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Response from Calchamp1 | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited handicap parking spaces available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569
Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is a beach front restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum with full ocean views, serving healthy and creative California style dishes with a focus on organic and sustainable sources, hormone free meats and poultry.
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