The Best Brunch Spots In San Diego's Chula Vista, California

Sierra Brown

Chula Vista stands for ‘beautiful view’, and there’s more to see and do in this neighborhood than you can imagine. Chula Vista is home to exquisite and affordable hotels close to family entertainment and exciting recreation destinations. Many enjoy the award-winning nature center, concerts at Sleep Train Amphitheater, Aquatica SeaWorld’s Water Park, and much more. Before your start your fun-filled day you’ll need to grab a hearty meal for breakfast or brunch, so why not check out one of the six best brunch spots in the area?


1. Family House of Pancakes

Bakery, Pastry Shop, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Family House of Pancakes was opened by Jim and Madeline Spezzano. Jim’s dream was to move to California and go into business. In 1964, he convinced Madeline to open a restaurant. They rented out a small space and opened the doors of Family House of Pancakes that same year. Neither one expected the business to do as well as it has. Now the restaurant serves an unbeatable breakfast selection, boasting a list of more than 15 different flavored pancakes.

2. Surf City Squeeze

Surf City Squeeze

This fresh smoothie business was founded on two simple principles; quality products and genuine customer satisfaction. Surf City Squeeze has been bringing delectable smoothies to customers since its opening in 1981. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy breakfast and brunch, here’s your answer. Whether you’re looking for a meal replacement, a snack, or to boost your energy before a long day of work, a healthy and hearty smoothie is a welcome treat anytime.

Address & telephone number: 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd #9003, National City, CA, USA +1 619-475-6636

3. Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery

Restaurant, American

The legacy of Marie Callender began in the early 1940s, when Marie first launched her legendary pie business, delivering freshly baked pies to the area’s restaurants. By 1948, with the help of her husband and son, she turned this home-based bakery into a business. Today Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery serves delicious meals, from eggs Benedict and croissant sandwiches to omelets, pancakes and more.

4. Aunt Emma's Pancakes

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian

Aunt Emma’s Pancakes, established in 1959, is a diner-like spot serving different types of pancakes, from coconut, chocolate, and Hawaiian to potato, peanut butter, and banana nut. They also serve a variety of crepes, Belgium waffles, eggs and omelets. Aunt Emma’s takes traditional breakfast meals that we love and puts a new, exciting and delicious spin on them.

5. La Querencia

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian

La Querencia is an authentic Mexican restaurant with homely, ranch-style decor which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Their meals are made with the freshest ingredients and served with homemade corn tortillas. La Querencia’s traditional Mexican breakfast plates are all the rave. Guests can enjoy authentic meals from huevos sevillanos and chorizo con papas to vegetarian omelets. La Querencia allows you to enjoy food in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

6. Country Waffles

Restaurant, American

After having breakfast at Country Waffles you’ll forget that other restaurants exist. The restaurant serves traditional American breakfast meals, but they never get old – they have their own Country Waffles twist, one that can’t be duplicated. For a compact restaurant, the menu is large, presenting more combinations of skillets, omelets, waffles, crepes, pancakes, and sandwiches than you’ll expect. Stop by for some ‘country cookin’ at its old fashioned best.’

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