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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (24 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend shared veg rap and salad was very tasty and the view was breathtaking the weather was fantastic so it was a great experience

Thank Revile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not impressed by the cafeteria style restaurant - especially when we received high recommendations from our concierge. We realize now that they must have a deal going because we walked by a lot of much better breakfast places to get here for average...More

Thank jgair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by here for lunch after it came recommended from a volunteer at the aquarium. Parking was difficult as you can't use the uni spaces during the week, however we found a two hour spot a couple of blocks away. There was about a...More

Thank MurrayTripp
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The food and view were terrific, thus the rating of 5. The parking lot has a sign with large letters saying something like "Public Parking on Weekends" then goes on with much smaller letters about which spaces you can use, blah, blah and on down...More

2  Thank MaineTumbleweed
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great beachside cafe on UCSD campus, simple food and moderately priced with great view. Parking difficult during weekdays when school in session but good crowd but eat I side or outside. Great value soup and sandwiches.

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is an order-at-the-desk, take-a-number, try-to-grab-a-table place. We've eaten here several times. The food is nothing to write home about. On our most recent visit, I ordered a side of sausages - they were delivered to the table looking uncooked, and they were cool inside....More

Thank ScotProf
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful fine, on the ocean, serving fresh and hot food. Many lines and weights because of the popularity. If you go early, be prepared to place your order and then go find a table. It was good food at a decent price,...More

Thank MESAllentownPA
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast with stunning view. Great menu selection, including healthy choices. Indoor and outdoor seatings, both offer beach view of surfers. Highly recommend.

Thank Bartłomiej N
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Caroline's Seaside Cafe is in a very unusual location. It is on the beach adjacent to Scripps Pier. Parking is difficult, if not impossible. The good news is that is a great place. Your order is taken at the counter and you are given a...More

1  Thank Rander05
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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
Child-friendly, View, 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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