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Sunday breakfast, how far do I need to get away from downtown due to Comic Con

aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 02:05 PM

Brother-in-law in town for short layover (airline employee). Picking up at 8 am at downtown hotel, need to be back by 11:30 am. Wish to escape the Comic Con madness. I live in North County, so little to no knowledge of good breakfast places in Hillcrest or Point Loma or ???

Any suggestions / recommendations? Last time he was in town we did breakfast at Richard Walker's -- long wait and food was so so.

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  1. Fake Name RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 02:22 PM

    If the food was so-so, you had an above average meal at RW.

    I'd check out Great Maple.

    1. notjustastomach RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 02:44 PM

      The Mission in North Park is another classy choice.

      I don't like Snooze, but it *is* popular with people who enjoy very large plates piled high with carbs.

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        aafflyer RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 02:55 PM

        Yeah, I was trying to be nice with so-so; I was not impressed at all.

        Great Maple looks to be a pretty good choice -- and I called and they even will take a reservation at breakfast which is nice because then you don't have to worry about a long wait when you have a definite timeline (and add the fact that I want to allow extra time getting back to the hotel to drop him off).

        Any specific items on the Great Maple menu that you would recommend?

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          Cathy RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 03:01 PM

          To The Point is nice and West of the airport. Opens at 8.

          If it's really crowded, the Taco Shop next door, Tommy's Tex Mex, has hand made flour tortillas and is really good for breakfast.

          1. ipsedixit RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 06:49 PM


            For what it's worth -- aside from tourist attractions like Richard Walker's which are always packed on weekends -- most restaurants even in the heart of Gaslmap are not crowded at breakfast during ComicCon.

            Most ComicCon attendees are still asleep at that time, and even if they're awake, they're still putting on their makeup and superhero regalia.

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              karaethon RE: aafflyer Jul 20, 2013 09:25 PM

              Just go to Cafe Chloe - it's far enough from the con traffic that most people don't go there and it's a favorite of the board, especially for brunch

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                cstr RE: aafflyer Jul 21, 2013 05:04 AM

                Parkhouse Eatery or Café on Park are good places for breakfast away from the Gaglamp and conventioners.

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                  aafflyer RE: aafflyer Jul 23, 2013 07:07 PM

                  Just a quick follow up to a) say thanks for all the recomendations, and b) report that we had a nice breakfast at The Great Maple. Food was very good. Only thing that could have been better was the noise level -- accoustics were such that it was a pretty loud environment.

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