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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-202-0569
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“egg scramble” (9 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caroline's is in a simply stunning location and we were lucky to snag a seat right next to the beach. There are pretty long queues, around 30 mins, just to order your food and drinks and then another 25 mins or so once they had...More

Thank Freya F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool place for a lunch with a view. It was very windy and chilly that day but the view of the coastline is great.

Thank traveladvise85
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Advertise gluten free but the employees don’t really know why this means and looked at me like I was insane. I ordered gf bread for my sandwich (celiac) and they brought it out regular. The issue was they took the entire plate back to switch...More

Thank aleezat2017
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I don't write very many bad reviews but this is one of them. Simply put, overpriced, snobby service, ok food and only a single toilet for the whole cafe. (Men and Women). No parking except road near by that's jammed with cars. I love La...More

Thank notPC R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We literally happened upon this cafe. What a nIce fine too. You place an order at a cash register then get a number and food will be delivered to your table. I had the Chopped Sald with pomegranate seeds. My husband had the Chicken Curry...More

Thank Missie6
Reviewed 27 March 2018

What fun to have breakfast overlooking the many surfers in the Pacific Ocean. We ordered at the counter....selections were many & all were great. Even the fresh fruit looked special. Great hot coffee. A nice mix of UCSD students, profs, & tourists like us. Surfers...More

Thank cmgparsons
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

On our daughter’s recommendation we had breakfast at Caroline’s a couple days ago. The food was very good and beautifully presented, the views are great, and the staff is super friendly. Everything about the experience was terrific. Keep up the great work!

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We stopped in for lunch at Caroline's BEACH Cafe. This is a Good Casual Restaurant with Awesome Views of the beach, pacific ocean and the La Jolla Pier! Most of the seating is outside on the deck. A very good menu and tasty, good quality...More

Thank Larryrutkowski
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Cool place at UCSD, can't beat the view, great view to have a meal and they have both inside and outside seating. Food taste great, good portions. Went for breakfast. French toast and bacon seemed to be overcooked. I was there 4 times during the...More

Thank doctormd
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Service was good, food was delivered in a timely manner and was presented and cooked well, and everything tasted good. Two issues: coffee wasn't hot (although I didn't tell anyone about that) and many of the tables had not been cleaned after previous patrons. Eventually...More

Thank caroline w
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Janice A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is below the cafe which is accessible via ramp.
8 October 2015|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
No...that is the worst part about this location. You have to find street parking or park in the beach lots and walk down. I do not recommend it for business meetings because of this. The school lot is well monitored and they... More
31 March 2015|
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Response from Calchamp1 | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited handicap parking spaces available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569
Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is a beach front restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum with full ocean views, serving healthy and creative California style dishes with a focus on organic and sustainable sources, hormone free meats and poultry.
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