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Broken Yolk Cafe - Pacific Beach

#405 of 3,817 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Pacific Beach
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1851 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
+1 858-270-9655
06:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the Golden State Benedict, The eggs, perfectly poached and I emphasize perfectly. This alone is a very promising sign because you would be surprised how often poached eggs miss the mark. My favourite is American Breakfast, order whites only, came with 2 eggs ommlete with Bacon. Served with your choice of home fries, hash browns or fresh fruit.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu selection. Everything is made there--muffins, biscuits, etc. Prices are fair and service was superb. A very popular spot in Pacific Beach.

Thank billd10
Spearfish, South Dakota
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Atmosphere was dated, service was satisfactory, food quality and quantity was barely average but prices were ok for San Diego.

Thank Gerald S
Vernon, BC
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped in for breakfast and we very happy with everything. I had a Benny and he had an French toast and both we served hot and tasty. We had a waitress named Nancy who was excellent, and seemed to really enjoy her job. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was it is a bit... More 

Thank Sookee123
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It is why I visit San Diego...ok, I have business here! The most fun breakfast! Omelets are amazing...try different ones. The American breakfast is American but so good! Biscuits, amazing! Service is great. No empty coffee cups for us! Will be back...not as soon as I'd like😞...but Will return!!

Thank dollyp3g
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Based on the TripAdvisor forum this place was highly recommended, but it was basically a Dennys miles from the beach. Service was slow and food was pricey for what you get (2 gluten free pancakes for $12? Not including the bacon and eggs add-on?). My advice is to skip Broken Yolk and hit up one of the many restaurants right... More 

Thank Chloecharliedillon
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Have had bad experiences at every Broken Yolk Cafe I've been to. The food is mediocre, though plentiful, but I'm a quality kinda' gal rather than quantity. The food is often greasy, not properly cooked, the kitchens always look dirty, the staff over worked and grumpy. (Generally a sign of bad management.) With Wonderful breakfast places around like Richard Walkers... More 

Thank SandraLikesToTravel
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The wait was long. Food was cold but decent. The services was great. Continuously refilled our coffee cups. They were extremely busy so I didn't complain about the cold food or long wait. With so many places nearby not in a hurry to return. Overall.... It was okay.

Thank Cherika W
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First of all, the Broken Yolk comes with a reputation as a Pacific Beach institution and that's why I wanted to check it out. What it reminded me was a time machine. I'm happy to say that I'm glad to be living in the present. It reminds me of watching Happy Days when the "gang" would gather at the soda... More 

Thank GlobalJoe
New Haven, Connecticut
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Best breakfast omelet I had in a long time. Eggs were perfect and the veggies were not soggy. The side of fruit was fresh and there was plenty of food to eat. They didn't skimp on anything. The coffee was hot and plentiful. The service was attentive and polite. An overall great experience for the money.

Thank David D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1851 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-270-9655

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