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San Diego - Desperately Seeking Pumpkin Waffles

brattenheimer Apr 25, 2007 01:02 PM

Am hopping down to S.D. for the weekend from L.A. and remember having the best pumpkin waffles in Downtown S.D. at a little breakfast bistro. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Any other dining recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner while I'm down there?

Thanks.

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    TheRoy Apr 25, 2007 01:04 PM

    Definitely would be Cafe 222 on 2nd and Island, down in the Gaslamp district.

    I'm sure someone else will recommend it, but around the corner on 4th and Market is CHIVE, which I always recommend for dinner to those in the area...

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    1. re: TheRoy
      Alice Q Apr 25, 2007 02:26 PM

      Yes, Cafe 222 has the pumpkin waffles. There are tons of other recommendations on this board if you just do a search. Here's one recent thread, to which I contributed a list: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/395038

      I also have a list of places I like on my blog at www.aliceqfoodie.com - it's on the sidebar.

      Enjoy your trip!

      1. re: Alice Q
        brattenheimer May 2, 2007 12:36 PM

        I dragged my husband out of bed EARLY on Saturday morning so that we could drive down to S.D. (from South Pasadena) to get pumpkin waffles at Cafe 222. I was quite pleased.

        1. re: brattenheimer
          DiningDiva May 2, 2007 04:50 PM

          Wow, I'm impressed, that's dedication! I'm even more impressed that someone actually drove to San Diego for food :-D, but I'd agree, those pumpkin waffles at Cafe 222 are really, really good. The 5-grain waffles are pretty darn good too.

    2. geekyfoodie Apr 25, 2007 01:23 PM

      Head north to North Park for The Linkery, Apertivo, Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria, Ranchos, and my favorite ultra-cheap eatery, San Diego Chicken Pie Shop. Another good breakfast place is Big Kitchen in South Park. These are the tip of the iceberg and there are plenty more restaurants in the area to try. Just a 5 minute drive from downtown (you can also take bus routes 7 and 15... check out www.sdcommute.com for route info... and it won't take forever from downtown to NP). Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy is great, too.

      Roam the boards here, as the recommendations are incredibly extensive.

      1. brattenheimer Apr 27, 2007 03:45 PM

        Thanks, everyone. These are all great ideas!

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