City Heights is, first of all, defined by cultural diversity. Probably more than any other area of San Diego, City Heights is a true melting pot of different ethnic groups, from Hispanic and African American to Ethiopian and Cambodian. Such diversity makes City Heights distinctive, and the area houses restaurants as diverse as its residents. We have selected the best dining establishments in the area to go for breakfast or brunch.
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is the ideal place to go for a healthy breakfast, a quick lunch or a delicious snack. Try the fruit smoothies, the all-natural baked goods, the steel-cut oatmeal, sandwiches and other healthy meals. Here, they believe that one of the best things in life is having fun, so they love to make smoothies and other healthy dishes creative.
Asmara Eritrean & Ethiopian Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in City Heights. The restaurant opened in 2008 and specializes in traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian food as well as offering other East African specialties. This family owned and operated establishment was selected by The San Diego Magazine as the best 2011 Eritrean and Ethiopian Restaurant in San Diego. The menu includes appetizers, vegetarian dishes, pastas and meat dishes. You’ve probably never had meals like this for brunch, so visit this City Heights restaurant to enjoy an original brunch experience.
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Kensington Cafe is a neighborhood cafe that love their regulars but are always happy to have new faces walk in. They strive to make everyone feel at home and cook up quality products for their guests. Kensington Cafe’s doors are open for early morning coffee and breakfast, serving waffles, scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and more. They’re vegetarian-friendly and use only the freshest ingredients in all of their meals. Every sauce, spread and dressing used is made in-house, and everything is made to order.
If you have little time to grab a hearty breakfast or brunch, Sunflower Coffee Company is the place for you. Offering delicious espresso drinks, coffee, tea, smoothies, lemonade, homemade baked goods and much more, they allow you to quickly pop by, place your order, and be on your way. They prepare several different organic coffee blends for their customers, including their Special House Blend Organic, Guatemala Organic and Sumatra Organic. They proudly invite everyone to visit City Heights’ newest coffee cart, the Sunflower Coffee Co., for a fresh brew to help start their day off.
Nate’s serves American fare for breakfast and weekend brunch in a rustic environment featuring occasional live music performances. Here, they source ingredients with integrity, using local organic produce, natural meats and locally roasted coffee. They smoke their own meats, cure their own pork belly, brew their own root beer and make biscuits from scratch, so there’s no reason not to stop by Nate’s for a satisfying meal. With inexpensive meals and indoor and shaded outside seating available, don’t hesitate to bring all your loved ones, and you can even bring your dogs.