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Cheese Shop

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2165 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-459-3921
08:00 - 16:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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553 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Got our sandwiches fast and they were delicious. Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. And the oatmeal cookie, and chocolate chip cookie, were both clearly in their own league!

Thank jelsrtrav
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Tucked away along the ivy covered avenue is this delicious little deli/store/café called Cheese Shop. We had just finished kayaking in the Cove and were starving! Happened across this delightful deli full of surprises. When you enter, you are surrounded with all kinds of deli choices. I opted for the best seller - the Turkey Jack Avacado. My husband ordered... More 

Thank tnbella7
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a very small shop in La Jolla Shores that sells sandwiches etc but the reason I am writing this review is to talk about their oatmeal cookie. Most often you will be greeted by the owner who is delightful. On the counter is a clear case with two types of cookies, but the one you will want to... More 

1 Thank Celeste T
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I've been walking down the beach to the Cheese Shop since I was a grad student at SIO; since 1983. Now, living in the UK, I look fondly back on this place, as the home of one of life's perfect sandwich - their pork loin sandwich. I try to get there when I get back in town - it takes... More 

Thank Drseapitz
Atglen, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our sandwiches were quickly made with the freshest ingredients and were beyond delicious! I would definitely come back to this place

Thank estreet07
Reno, Nevada
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552 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I needed a quick afternoon pick me up so we popped in here for an iced latte and a cookie. Cookies were ok, coffee would have been better from a coffee house. But, it was conveniently located.

Thank lew w
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stopped in before our Kayak tour and the staff were super nice. They gave us free samples of the BEST oatmeal cookie I have ever tasted. There was candy from all different eras, that made the store a little nostalgic and the deli made everything fresh. Very cool place to check out with reasonable prices.

1 Thank platinumice4sho
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches and dont skip the fresh baked cookies! Bring your picnic to the beach right down the street.

Thank Jtravel1940
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

I love shops like this! And, of shops like this, the Cheese Shop is on the top of my list. Sandwiches are wonderful. Cookies are worth their own trip. The staff is friendly, lighthearted and helpful.

Thank dan c
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

A bit of history, fun, sweets and great sandwiches. My favorite is the pork sandwich with the works. Get a cookie (awesome) and your favorite old school candy that you haven't seen in forever.

Thank Martynshirley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2165 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-3921

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