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Coronado Breakfast

eatemup Aug 29, 2011 08:02 PM

Looking for something good mid-week in Coronado. Any idears?

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  1. Beach Chick RE: eatemup Aug 29, 2011 08:21 PM

    Clayton's Coffee Shop or Crown Bistro..haven't been to Chance bistro yet..
    If you want good Mex breakfast, you can head down to IB to Jalisco's Cafe..

    1. Fake Name RE: eatemup Aug 30, 2011 06:24 AM

      I spend some morning time in Coronado, and have eaten at Clayton's many, many times. It's quite charming, but I don't go for the food. Nice folks, but the food is less than special.

      I really, really want to like the Night and Day Cafe a few blocks east on Orange, but it's food is similar to Clayton's, but a step below.

      I've never been comfortable at the fancy-frenchy place at the end of Orange who's name completely escapes me- it has an odd feeling about it- service odd, and I was completely unimpressed with their bakery items.

      While I try to avoid negative reviws (nothing more boring than a CH bitch-fest) I've nothing to offer for Coronado breakfast. And I'd appreciate it if anyone has positive suggestions- but they need to tolerate customers with the smell of both beach and dog hair. At 600 am.

      Night and Day Cafe
      847 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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        Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Aug 30, 2011 06:35 AM

        Clayton's is one of those places that is so darn Americana that you feel bad running any type of smack on it but if you stick to the basics, you'll be ok.
        Does Mc P's Irish Pub serve breakfast?
        That is where I'd go just for the SEAL eye candy alone..

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          Fake Name RE: Beach Chick Aug 30, 2011 08:57 AM


          I'd not post a place unless I'd consider it Chow-worthy, and even the basics at Claytons (nice folks!) are sub-par and certainly not worthy. And the OP asked for "something good". Again, I go there and eat there a few times per month because it's right on my route between home and taking the damndog to the beach, but wanted to warn the OP- it's our solemn duty as 'hounds. Hey, look- a Clayton's image! No- four...

          1. re: Fake Name
            eatemup RE: Fake Name Aug 30, 2011 12:14 PM

            How about something at the Del? Overpriced I would expect, but chow-worthy maybe?

            1. re: eatemup
              Fake Name RE: eatemup Aug 30, 2011 12:44 PM

              Very possible, but I'm never dressed for it.

              1. re: Fake Name
                honkman RE: Fake Name Aug 30, 2011 01:35 PM

                As long as you are not naked you are "dressed" enough in SD

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                  Fake Name RE: honkman Aug 30, 2011 02:30 PM

                  That's what I meant....not dressed enough. ; )

              2. re: eatemup
                Beach Chick RE: eatemup Aug 30, 2011 02:38 PM

                Sheerwater in the Del but never been...love the Sunday brunch at the Crown Room.
                Loew's resort has some great breakfast but it's been awhile.

          2. re: Fake Name
            sdnosh RE: Fake Name Aug 30, 2011 04:35 PM

            I think the place your thinking about is Tartine. I agree, the service is a bit odd, like they don't know what they want to be; counter service or table service; neighborhood friendly or upscale haughty. I had a slice of an apple tea cake there that I thought was too die for and a few really good entrees, but I've also had some burnt granola and overpriced, underwhelming sandwiches. Again, I feel like they are still trying to figure out who they are. But the inside is cute, there is an outside patio and they are a stone's throw from the water.

            1106 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118

            1. re: sdnosh
              Fake Name RE: sdnosh Aug 30, 2011 04:50 PM


              Well put.

          3. scottca075 RE: eatemup Aug 30, 2011 04:52 PM

            Check out Tartine.

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              eatemup RE: eatemup Sep 2, 2011 08:32 AM

              So I ended up on base at North Island with a tomato, bacon and avocado omlette for $5.50 at the Sea & Air G.C. clubhouse. Quite good. The spouse's breakfast burrito had a good report too.

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