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) #2 of 1,061 Restaurants in La Jolla €€ - €€€ American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (118 reviews)
“french toast” (112 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (91 reviews)
Closed Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed a great breakfast at the Cottage several times when visiting San Diego. Last night we decided to try having dinner. We definitely weren't disappointed! For starters it was so enjoyable to eat a dinner where we could have a...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived at 9am on a Tuesday and didn't. have to wait for a table.became busy at around 10am. Server was very friendly and quickly took care of our requests. Food was delicious focusing on premium healthy ingredients. no complants here. Very pleased.

Thank rwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for breakfast on our last day of our vacation in La Jolla! Food was great, service was also great. I will warn you that every time we walked by this restaurant on previous days, there was a giant line outside, so I...More

Thank SpringBreakAshley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am gluten free and my husband is not. Cottage was a terrific choice for both of us. It was a real treat to get gluten free toast to go with my bacon and eggs, and the gluten free bread was excellent. I asked if...More

Thank 3x5card
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The strawberry stuffed french toast was, as usual, delicious. Three very large pieces really overstuffed with strawberries. Only problem was a waitress who from the time we sat down kept telling us what to order and how to order it. Then told us to share...More

Thank ChinoKim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied selection friendly staff, great coffee. We beat the crowd - get there early or wait... Very accommodating to mix and match items on the menu

Thank rbpmdfacs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute outdoor cafe. We went on a Saturday morning around 11:00 and waited about 15 minutes for a table. Three out of four us us loved our meals. The stuffed French toast is amazing! The omelets are good sized and yummy. My daughter had...More

Thank Bon33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Cottage is a judgment call - you are assured a quality breakfast; however, you are also assured an hour long wait. I've been eating breakfast here for a few years, and I've never had any complaints, but am also never amazed. I ordered...More

Thank Hailey D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions, perfectly cooked eggs, very efficient service. Get there early or you'll probably wait for a table but they do turnover fairly quickly. Parking in the area is hard to find. And read the signs carefully. We got a ticket when we stopped to...More

Thank RCNV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best omelettes around. Indulging in French toast or a waffle is worth the call here! Efficient and super nice staff (always a line up but moves quickly). Love this place!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what time do you stop serving breakfast?
7 April 2017|
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Response from Nathan P | Reviewed this property |
They serve breakfast from seven a.m. until three p.m.
Do you have gluten-free options?
14 February 2017|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we do have gluten free options including gluten free french toast (upon request), lemon blueberry gluten free muffin, etc.
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Can I buy gift certificates online?
14 December 2016|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can. Go to The Cottage's website and scroll all the way to the bottom of the homepage. There is a link there "Gift Cards Available".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8409
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