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The Cottage La Jolla

) #3 of 1,051 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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (119 reviews)
“french toast” (113 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (91 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday at 8:15, there were tons of people waiting outside, but my party of 2 was seated right away. The fresh fruit was delicious and so was the coffee. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes, so delicious they didn't even need syrup....More

1  Thank Halley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who live in San Diego suggested meeting there for lunch. It was very good! Varied menu. Good service and friendly staff. Give it a try.

Thank dvferullo
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 Ronald W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank SpringBreakAshley
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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 8 June 2017

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

1  Thank ChinoKim
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 5 June 2017 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

1  Thank Bon33
Reviewed 30 May 2017 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
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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
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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