The Best Brunch And Breakfast Spots In Little Italy, San Diego

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Little Italy is located in Downtown San Diego, in what was originally a predominantly Italian fishing neighborhood. After its gentrification, Little Italy is now a scenic neighborhood composed mostly of home design stores, art galleries, residential homes, Italian retail shops, and Italian restaurants. Some of these restaurants serve breakfast and brunch meals, and most of them still encompass the essence and flavors of authentic Italian food.

Tazza D’oro

This Little Italy establishment gives new meaning to breakfast with their unique menu which includes bagels, cappuccinos, homemade pastries, and more. At Tazza D’oro, breakfast is simple; you can have your choice of bagel with different toppings. Best of all, the bagels, whether plain, whole wheat, sesame, blueberry, or cinnamon raisin, can be paired perfectly with Tazza D’oro’s pastries and desserts, as well as their comforting cups of coffee. Banana bread, scones, tiramisu and cookies are some of the alternatives to the bagels.

Harbor Breakfast

Nestled in the 1887 building on the corner of India and Beech Streets, Harbor Breakfast has a long and interesting history. Around 1888, it was a liquor store; by 1909 the building was remodeled, and in 1927 the building was occupied by a grocer. Remodelation work was carried out to create Harbor Breakfast and the business opened in 2014. They serve delicious meals like pumpkin pancakes, fried egg sandwiches, and tavern ham omelettes.

Al Teatro Panini Grill

Al Teatro Panini Grill is a family owned and operated cozy European-style cafe and bakery established in 2004. Here, they handcraft every panini and salad to order, and their coffees are steamed to perfection. With a description like that, who wouldn’t want to start their day with a meal from Al Teatro? If panins aren’t your thing, this restaurant offers a breakfast menu with other authentic Italian items.

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