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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

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8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-202-0569
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard from a few people that we needed to try Caroline's in La Jolla, so we decided to make it our last lunch stop. Maybe we hit it on an off day, although they did not seem busy. First of parking can be an issue and confusing. Signs say public parking weekends/holidays only, but locals said it as... More 

Thank Pizmar007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe our luck to find a place that has an amazing view, stellar food, and reasonably priced. Love this spot!!!!

Thank Yasmin S
East Lyme, CT
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174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast. You order at the counter . get you food and then sit down either inside or outside. It was a lovely day, so of course, we ate outside. The food was very good and again, the view is excellent as are the grounds.

Thank VinMar_10
O'Fallon, Missouri
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is beautiful and the food was also good. This is a first come first serve to get a seat on the outdoor patio and you cannot get a table until you order. We got lucky cuz someone left as soon as we ordered. Had the chicken ceaser salad, lover it. Friendly staff especially since it was lunch and... More 

Thank wendyc13
Denver, North Carolina
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, parking is the issue here. M-F the only option is nearby residential street parking that is limited. On weekend, pay parking is possible at UCSD campus lots adjacent. Still, the salads and sandwiches are worth the effort. The portions are huge, especially the salads. All sandwiches come with a side and are also very generous. Great views of the... More 

Thank AndyCzi
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view! The panorama is by far the best thing about this location. Food was decent with large affordable portions. There was plenty of room for outdoor seating late in the year.

Thank afalafal
Colesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon Caroline's Cafe on a walk along the La Jolla crescent beach. Stopped for lunch. Climbed the Scripps Oceanographic Institute steps to reach the cafe. Great selection choices and options. Ate on the outdoor deck with breathtaking views.

Thank Christopher N
Montgomery, Minnesota
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped here on our first day, was beautiful to sit and look at the ocean while we ate. Food was good and big portions. They had gluten free bread options which was awesome! You place your order at the counter and then sit down. Was not a problem finding seating while we were there, we came late morning on a... More 

Thank Jesse S
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right next to Scripps Pier and Scripps Beach. A quick breakfast or lunch here is worth it just for the view! Watch the surfers while you have a bite and a mimosa. I had the power breakfast which was straightforward but good with egg whites, tomato, avocado and toast!

Thank Moabutah14
La Jolla
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Caroline's has amazing views and well worth a visit. The atmosphere is very casual and the food is good. This is the perfect place to take out of town guests after or before a walk on the beach.

Thank nadiwo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?