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Brick & Bell Cafe

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928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
+1 858-551-0928
04:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 04:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 04:30 - 17:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very friendly service in this popular little spot. Nice assortment of pastries. A pleasant stop for a really good cup of coffee and a scone.

Thank gastrnome
Santa Barbara, California
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

My husband ordered an Americano. I ordered a Au Lait. Both drinks basic, no crazy substitutions. Both we're REALLY bad. Mine didn't even taste like coffee. We can't recommend.

Thank Jared-Malia
Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This a very popular coffee shop. Serves nice breakfasts and great selection of scones and pastries seating inside and outside where you watch all the different characters collecting and drinking their coffee

Thank Koolin
La Jolla, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The coffee and baked goods are always excellent and enjoyed in a wonderfully relaxed ambiance. They also have a breakfast and light lunch menu.

Thank Darryl T
Rifle, Colorado
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Grabbed lunch and breakfast here on vacation, then went back for scones to take home! Loved the chicken salad for a take-out lunch, and the scones were really the best. Good coffee too. Always a line, because locals love it, but it's quick and friendly.

Thank Michelle D
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249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This comfortable looking little operation with outside and a small number of inside seatings is just OK. The breakfast pastry my be better than the leading coffee chain but not by much. Espresso drinks were also ok but not great. The breakfast egg sandwich was a preprepared concoction run through a mocrowave. Locals seem to like the place and it... More 

Thank joesChicago
Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Called in here for a quick lunch during a business trip. It had a great little outdoor seating area. I ordered a sandwich and a cake with a milk shake. They delivered it all to the tables. The sandwich was fine with a good selection of salads with the ham and turkey slices. It also had a -leasing mustard dressing... More 

Thank Mikesalter
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Coffee is good; pastries are good; the egg dish features fresh cucumber and canned black olives. A bit weird not my favorite. The egg sandwich was better. The locals come here though...

Thank Martynshirley
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

On a recommendation we stopped in at Brick & Bell. Worth a stop if you like one-of-a-kind coffee shops. Lots of locals and visitors, enjoying the great coffee and nice pastries. They also have a few breakfast sandwich items that looked good too. And, they sell The New York Times. I will be a regular on our visit to La... More 

Thank mikedavis2008
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I was just walking by and spotted this place as it was full of people clearly enjoying themselves. You sit anywhere you want, order at the counter, they bring the food to you. I had soup and sandwich combo, both arrived very quickly and were very good. It was pretty cheap too, 10 bucks. Most of the seating is outdoors,... More 

Thank shvarz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
04:30 - 17:00
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-0928

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?