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Best Breakfast San Diego


Start your day off right by enjoying "the most important meal of the day" at one of these restaurants in San Diego that serve up the best breakfast.


 

Amaya California
14/20
Dining Room at Amaya, San Diego, CA The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
Menu
Amaya may be the resort’s more casual dining room, but the Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine is truly refined. More...

Beach Grass Cafe Contemporary
12/20
Plaza 101
159 S. Hwy. 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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This Solana Beach café serves up breakfast all day and appealing lunches. More...

Big Kitchen Cafe American
11/20
3003 Grape St.
San Diego, CA 92102
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Neighborhood favorite for breakfast and lunch fare. More...

Bread & Cie Bakery
Quick Bite
350 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Artisanal breads, fresh pastries, gourmet sandwiches, garden salads and more are on the menu at this Hillcrest eatery. More...

The Brockton Villa Restaurant California
12/20
1235 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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California cuisine in a charming cottage above La Jolla cove. More...

The Broken Yolk Cafe Coffee Shop
10/20
1851 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
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Hearty breakfasts are served all day, or enjoy causal lunch fare like street tacos, salads and burgers. More...

Cafe 222 Breakfast
12/20
222 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Hip downtown breakfast and lunch spot for more than 20 years. More...

Cafe Secret Peruvian
14/20
1140 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Peruvian food in a charming Del Mar cottage. More...

Claire's on Cedros Café
12/20
Dining Room at Claire 246 N. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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A charming breakfast and lunch café in an eco-friendly building with an in-house bakery for good pastries. More...

The Cottage Contemporary
12/20
7702 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Enjoy fancy breakfasts and leisurely lunches in this La Jolla cottage. More...

The Grant Grill California
15/20
Dining Room at The Grant Grill, San Diego, CA The US Grant
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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The US Grant hotel’s elegant restaurant features contemporary California cuisine and top-notch cocktails. More...

Harry's Coffee Shop Coffee Shop
11/20
7545 Girard St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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One of La Jolla's favorite coffee shops for breakfast and lunch. More...

Hash House A Go Go American
12/20
3628 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Think big. That's our advice for those en route to Hillcrest's lively Hash House A Go Go. More...

The Incredible Cafe American
10/20
11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92128

Breakfast all day and burgers, salads and sandwiches for lunch. More...

Lockwood Table Cafe Healthy
11/20
346B S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Casual healthy fare in Solana Beach's savvy design district. More...

The Mission American
12/20
2801 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Traditional American and Latino fare, along with Asian-inspired recipes with a healthy bent. More...

Naked Cafe Healthy
12/20
106 S. Sierra Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Healthy, flavorful eats in a hip neighborhood café overlooking Fletcher Cove Park and the ocean in Solana Beach. More...

Parkhouse Eatery American
12/20
4574 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92116
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Set in a former Hillcrest home, this restaurant row favorite serves up generous portions of eclectic cuisine. More...

Swami's Cafe Healthy
Quick Bite
1163 South Coast Hwy. 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Encinitas eatery for healthy fare, breakfast all day and a serious juice bar. More...


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