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The Cottage La Jolla

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (131 reviews)
“french toast” (122 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (95 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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Reviewed yesterday

We really like to have a good breakfast and found the Cottage on Trip Adviser during our visit to San Diego for a wedding. Our family confirmed the positive TA reviews. We enjoyed the Cottage so much we returned two days later. Wonderful omelets, carefully...More

Thank Jack800
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was able to enjoy breakfast on the patio two days in a row. Service was prompt, the servings were plentiful and the food was delicious. One of the mornings was chilly, but the hostess was able to seat us next to a portable heater....More

Thank BrittLloyd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have nice weekend lunch at the Cottage. Food was good, service attentive and quite fast. Will come again when in town.

Thank LizK377
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a "must" ... we had a breakfast on Sunday morning at 8am...we did not book and were seated immediately. We noticed that after 8 diners are queuing down the street for a table. Delicious food, excellent service. Beautiful location.

Thank Bushbabybear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh food with a light and airy atmosphere. Great staff especially the kitchen staff. We visit for birthdays or just a casual morning brunch. It's kind of small so don't expect to bring a lot of people in your party. I recommend The Cottage for...More

Thank Keva L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although you may find posts stating that The Cottage is pet friendly, it is NOT. If you bring a (non-service) dog then the most you can hope for is to be seated at the fence, with your dog on the other side of the fence,...More

1  Thank ScotProf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Mexicali Benedict. I am not a fan of eggs Benedict but I am vegetarian and loved the option of ordering soy chorizo so I went for it and it was AMAZING! I also tried the French toast that looked unbelievable and it...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here early for breakfast. Great selection and all our food was amazing! Glad we came early, it fills up. Sandra gave us great recommendations and service!

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and the scones are the best part of the meal! I used to love the chilaquiles they had but they are gone now! I really like the egg sandwich with gruyere cheese! And the coffee is the best! I really recommend...More

Thank Joaquin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great and the wait is long. However, It is worth it. They do have coffee and muffins or sweet breads for those who wait.

Thank Lesleez
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30 November 2017|
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Response from Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't answer that question. Just call the restaurant and ask what hours they'll maintain on Christmas day. GOOD luck.
7 April 2017|
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Response from DeAnna S | Reviewed this property |
7:40-3:00. Use the app NoWait to put your name of the waiting list. This will prevent you from waiting so long to be seated.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
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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Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service. Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food. We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Please take a moment to say hello to our Manager, Michael Harrison, on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage!
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