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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Charleston, South Carolina
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our nieces here for brunch. Everything was really delicious. The girls loved the pancakes. It was a little expensive considering we had kids with us, but it was definitely worth it!

Thank travelbugJNS
Fort Worth, TX
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After some research we found this little gem. We had to wait an hour so we went across the street to do some shopping. We ordered the homemade granola and the blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes. The granola was very good and pancake was light and also very good. We loved everything we had. Very fresh food. We would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Hollijean
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the cutest and most delicious breakfast place. The wait is very long; however, if you use the app NOWAIT, you can put your name on the waiting list. The app shows you list in real time. You know if there are 3 or 4 parties ahead of you. It also suggests an arrival time. When I checked in... More 

Thank DeAnna S
South Lyon, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for breakfast soon after they opened. The place was already hopping. I ordered a wild mushroom omelet and my husband got Joe's Special scrambled eggs. Both dishes came with an amazing scone with fresh preserve and potatoes. I usually don't eat potatoes, but these were awesome. The coffee was good too. The setting was very cute. We... More 

Thank Justonemoretrip11
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for brunch after watching seals all morning. They had friendly, competent service, a great atmosphere and absolutely perfect food. Unique ingredients that blended perfectly together. Strongly recommended!

Thank Conley A
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here because it was ranked #3. It was disappointing. The location was fine, the outside patio nice. We had an eggs benedict and the crab melt. It was just mediocre, not great. Amy was our server though and she was very nice.

Thank Connie H
Eagle, Idaho
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting outside under umbrellas and having an incredible start to the day with a fantastic breakfast at the Cottage in La Jolla is something you do not wish to miss. The Eggs Benedict are like no others I have experienced in many years. They are served with Cottage Potatoes and are worth the indulgence. My wife had a wonderful omelet... More 

Thank William Z
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed. The outdoor space was lovely. Our waitress was cheerful. But the wine list was pitiful and the food was mediocre. We wanted better.

Thank Bill S
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast; it was wonderful! This establishment deserves its high rating! We used the app for "call ahead seating" since it was a Sunday morning and this worked out great, no wait for us. Service is attentive without hovering and food was excellent.

Thank sndcchmc
Cincinnati, Ohio
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252 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating in a quaint setting, delicious food, and friendly service. I ordered the ahi lettuce wrap tacos and they were fresh and beautifully presented. They also have gluten free and vegan options well marked on the menu.

Thank Sambachica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?