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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (124 reviews)
“french toast” (115 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (94 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This place is popping during the Breakfast crowd, so get there early! Limited street parking, so if you park a few blocks away and walk that's probably your best bet. They have the option of indoor or outdoor seating which is nice when the weather...More

Thank lenanash31
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just simply has amazing food. The breakfast was some of the best I have ever had. I had my mind all set on some amazing looking brioche french toast (I had a peek at my neighbors plates) but when our server came he...More

Thank jmoney931
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent! Fresh, tasty and beautifully presented in this cozy restaurant that really does feel like you're sitting in a cottage. Best restaurant in La Jolla. My children, parents and I enjoyed dinner, lunch and breakfast here. We stayed at a hotel on...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Wellsley MA location, so naturally when visiting La Jolla, we had to stop in. My omelette was amazing and my husband had delicious french toast. We sat outside and it was such a wonderful meal. Highly recommend.

Thank Amie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have your standard breakfast items but what really stood out to me was the lemon ricotta pancakes- an order comes with 3 pancakes but if you just want one or two, you can request it. The servers were very kind and helpful- making sure...More

Thank Qi Maggie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Cottage based on recommendation from our hotel. It was amazing!!! I got the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (with blueberries!) and my husband got the Eggs Benedict La Jolla. Both were awesome!!! We sat outside which was lovely and our service staff was...More

Thank donnaY6282TR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated outside which I understand is usually cooler than inside, considering it is not air conditioned. A woman in back of me had too much sun on her and after she complained 3 times, they moved the umbrella toward her which put me...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time going to the Cottage it was so good, we will go again for sure, the food was great the bloody mary was amazing. The service was amazing. There was a car show just down the street. Husband really liked that.

Thank myhastingsfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed to the airport and found this place. We did not have to wait long but if you do, wait it out. The food is delicious. The service was great and the people watching was fabulous. We would go again.

Thank Burmeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has recently started a dinner menu having been successful at breakfast and brunch and they have hit the jackpot here. Simple menu but a great selection of well crafted plates to chose from. Fish and Chips is to die for and the service...More

Thank madasahammer
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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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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
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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