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“Fabulous food!”
Review of Cafe 222

Cafe 222
Ranked #1 of 236 Coffee & Tea in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Cafe 222 has been the local dining institution for nearly 25 years in San Diego. This quirky-corner eatery has become famous from it's many appearances on the Food Network and for the owner who from time-to-time can be found wearing a waffle on her head. This shoebox-size of a restaurant has plenty of seating, offers indoor, street side patio dining as well as an upper garden patio area. Dogs and kids are welcome with well-behaved parents. Reservations are not accepted but if there is a wait to get in, it moves quickly and the staff passes out banana bread and coffee to those in line to make the wait more pleasant.
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Cafe 222 was recommended by several people for breakfast. It is a funky place with both indoor and outdoor seating. The food was fabulous! Try Joe's Special Frittata that had everything, including the kitchen sink. It was wonderful!

Thank Howard D
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for breakfast!! Food was fresh and service was great. Nice easy walk from hotel. In a great neighborhood. Highly recommend!!!

Thank TLM821
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great food and quick service. I try to come here every time I am in San Diego. They have quite the crowd on the weekend, for very good reason!

Thank lyn2716
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Group had banana peanut butter stuffed french toast, cornmeal waffles and granola waffle. Sides of sausage patties and turkey bacon were also had. Everything was delicious and very well presented. Very small spot so expect to wait, but well worth it! Very deserving of the accolades they have received. The french toast was a large portion of great flavors combined together. The corn meal waffles were light and had a little crunch - wonderful flavor. The granola waffle also sparkled with outstanding flavor. Order the real maple syrup over the table syrup. The coffee was also delicious . Highly recommend a visit if you are in or near the Gaslamp District

Thank Ray H
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had the waffles , pancakes and eggs. Pancakes were great. Not a fancy place but but worth the visit.

Thank Shelley V
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