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Fig Tree Cafe

#223 of 3,785 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
+1 858-274-2233
08:00 - 15:00
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Not great views but it is such a great place to start the day. The breakfast is fantastic with the "breakfast sushi" yes sushi being a great way to eat bacon and eggs. Can't fault this place and will definitely return esp. As so much of the menu can be had gluten free... Come here!!!

Thank Paul F
Rocca di Papa, Italy
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the food here. It's my second day in a row and I'm sure to be back here tomorrow!!! Real gluten free places are hard to find so my daughter and I who suffer from celiac disease can enjoy and not have to worry!!

Thank triathle
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great little place in PB. Unusual menu, big portions, enough to share. Great bloody Mary's. Only issue was the celery in the Bloody Mary was dirty :(. Otherwise it was great.

Thank 1129path
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Totally unexpected gem for breakfast. The homemade coffee cake was to die for. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Breucreu
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful, mostly outdoor restaurant true to its name: it's like you're dining in a fig tree! Beautiful trees tower over creating a green canopy. I've only tried the brunch so far but it was delicious. Highly recommend the bloody Mary's with the candied bacon! Relaxing and cute cafe. Would definitely go back.

Thank KKLevy
Perris, California
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185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We been at the FTC multiple times, one of our favorite is the crab and lobster Benedict, but this time we try something new and we were in heaven!!! PISTACHIO PANKES are super moist, fluffy and full of flavors!! originally they come with ice cream, we ask instead mascarpone cheese, is the BEST!!!

Thank Cinthya D
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food, drinks and service were very good but we sat in a back room which was too claustrophobic no air and too many flies. I would go back, but make sure to wait for a better seating area

Thank Tracy T
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pleasant place to meet up with friends in a quiet, laid back setting for breakfast or lunch. There is no pressure in vacating the table quickly. The menu is rich with good quality food and interesting offerings. The crabs cakes are tasty.

Thank Sheila R
Perth Hills, Australia
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The place is awesome from the moment you walk in & pick your own seat. Huge delicious coffee, I had the stuffed french toast with GF toast it was the best GF i have ever had. My partner had Meatloaf Scrambled eggs & loved it. Highly recommend.

Thank Cara W
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Used to live in San Diego and this is definitely one of locals' secrets. Awesome menu, outdoor seating and fair prices!

Thank JarrodR23

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-2233

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