The Top 10 Weekend Brunches To Try In San Diego, California

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2 November 2016

Great brunch destinations can be found all over San Diego, from cozy neighborhood restaurants to coastal establishments with breathtaking views. Classic American breakfasts compete for attention with international dishes, and diners have a myriad options. Here we explore some of the great late breakfast and brunch spots in this California city.

© Courtesy The Mission

The Mission

The Mission is a small local restaurant, that serves ‘conscientious cuisine.’ In an inviting and energetic atmosphere with local art décor, this restaurant features healthy American classic meals alongside Chino Latino-inspired food made with the freshest ingredients. Brunch aficionados can get their fix anytime as breakfast and lunch are offered every day.

The Mission (Mission Beach), 3795 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA, USA, +1 858 488 9060

The Mission (North Park), 2801 University Ave., San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 220 8992

The Mission (East Village), 1250 J. St., San Diego, CA, USA, +1 619 232 7662

Breakfast Pot Pie/Image Courtesy of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Breakfast Pot Pie/Image Courtesy of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Restaurant, American, $$$
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San Diegans and tourists alike cannot get enough of Snooze, a smaller chain restaurant established in Colorado in 2006. Diners can get their fill of creative American breakfast or brunch seven days a week in a lively environment. With everything made from scratch using only the best ingredients and from local sources when available, the menu features numerous items, including pancakes, six creative eggs Benedicts, plus many tasty drinks.

Café Chloe

Cafe, Restaurant, French, European, $$$
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Café Chloe is the first European-inspired restaurant in San Diego. Located in the East Village, this cosy café features classic French food in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere where diners can linger over a tasty brunch seven days a week. Add on a coffee, tea, or cocktail for a full brunch experience at this delightful spot.

Café 21

Azerbaijan, Café 21 is an eclectic restaurant with two locations in the Gaslamp Quarter and University Heights. In a warm and rustic interior, this café, serves up cuisine infused with international flavours. The menu presents diners with many sweet and savoury dishes, which are all made with fresh organic ingredients when possible, and handcrafted libations.

Image Courtesy of Westgate Hotel

Le Fontainebleau

Restaurant, European, Salad Bar, Seafood, Sushi, $$$
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Stuffed French Toast
Stuffed French Toast | Courtesy of The Cottage
Le Fontainebleau is a dining room inside The Westgate Hotel that has been hosting an award-winning Sunday brunch for over 40 years. In a European-inspired atmosphere, guests are treated to an impressive buffet featuring an array of delicious options. Appetizers, salads, seafood, and sushi are abundant; plus there is a carving station featuring many succulent types of meat, a made-to-order omelette station, and several tantalising desserts.

The Cottage

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Contemporary, $$$
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The Cottage is a restaurant located in the heart of La Jolla, in a renovated beach bungalow. Featuring classic American food influenced by the flavours of Southern California, it serves breakfast every day in a light-filled interior and spacious patio. The menu includes delicious savoury and sweet eats, which include many egg dishes, pancakes and french toast.

The Patio on Lamont Street

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Established in 2012 and located just a few blocks away from the beach, The Patio on Lamont Street is a cosy restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine made with the highest quality of ingredients available. In a lively environment with both indoor and outdoor seating, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily plus a weekend brunch, which features an array of breakfast entrées, salads, and sandwiches.

Café 222

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Café 222 is a funky, neighbourhood restaurant loved by locals and tourists. This downtown café serves up delicious, eclectic American breakfast and lunch food seven days a week in a vibrant atmosphere. Breakfast and brunch aficionados will love the creative menu, which includes various egg items, pancakes, and house specialities.

Parkhouse Eatery

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Parkhouse Eatery
Parkhouse Eatery | © Courtesy World Famous PB
Brunch lovers can partake in a late-breakfast any day at Parkhouse Eatery as it serves brunch seven days a week. Located in a renovated house in University Heights, this neighbourhood restaurant features mouth-watering modern American cuisine in an elegant and welcoming environment.

World Famous PB

Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, Seafood, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Situated along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, World Famous PB (Pacific Beach) is a popular dining establishment where locals and tourists go to relax and savour delicious food. Specialising in California coastal cuisine, this restaurant serves breakfast daily plus a weekend brunch, which features creative spins on classic brunch fare.

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