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Apr 26, 2007 12:09 PM

Brunch in San Diego Beach Area

Any recs for a la carte brunch in the La Jolla, Del Mar or other area beach areas? Kid friendly (3 aqnd 5 year old) is a plus. Thanks!

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  1. this place is in pacific beach and would be perfect for your block from beach :>))

    1. Gringo’s is nice, but it is a buffet.

      For an “a la carte” brunch in the areas you asked about:

      Jake’s and Poseidon are both beach front in Del Mar.
      Crab Catcher and Azul are in La Jolla Cove with nice views.
      You also might want to consider the Beach House or Chart House in Cardiff (also beach front).

      I’m sure all the restaurants will be friendly to your kid.

      This site might help:


      1. Beach Grass Cafe in Solana beach is nice and they have a small eating area outside. Very interesting menu... in a good way. It is small and busy so i would get there early. Americana in Del Mar also has a fantastic breakfast.

        1. best breakfasts:
          Cantina Panaderia in Pacific Beach
          Mission Coffee Cup in La Jolla (same menu as Cantina Panaderia)
          The Cottage
          Americana in Del Mar
          Pacifica Breeze Cafe in Del Mar

          Mission Coffee Cup and Pacifica Breeze have outdoor seating and you can bring your dogs.

          The Beach House in Cardiff has feh food. Average, not very creative food for not cheap prices. Gets away by having beachfront views.

          1. Have you thought about Brockton Villa in La Jolla. Limited menu with maximum view of the ocean at the cove.

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            1. re: normalheightsfoodie

              Brockton Villa's food is mediocre. The only thing that is worth eating is the Coast Toast and their granola/yogurt crepe. They get away by being on the water, much like The Beach House in Cardiff. However, if you HAVE to see water while you're eating, the food is passable.