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The Cottage La Jolla

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (165 reviews)
“french toast” (133 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (97 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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Reviewed yesterday

Got the order wrong. Horrible service. Overcharged. Food was extremely mediocre. Long lines for breakfast by tourists who don't know any better.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darnfew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an incredible breakfast stop and most deserving of its accolades. We had two great entrees. The roasted vegetable omelet was topped with an incredible pesto and the lemon flavored pancakes with blue berries was also top notch. This was our first visit and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just love this place. Food is delicious. Portions are shareable. Service is great. Prices are reasonable. Dining in the patio is a real treat. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jaxjohnson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the wait is long however they have an app that you can reserve well in advance of arriving. The service was outstanding----very very busy place but the service wasn't effected----they do a great job and don't make you feel rushed. the food was great. strawberry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large family group of 11 and The Cottage was able to accommodate us and provide a great meal. Given our party size we made reservations and are glad we did as there was a constant line of people to sit. Our group...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank J222_psu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food - excellent Friendliness of staff - delightful Cleanliness - excellent Wait time for food - 10-20min depending on how busy they are Pricing - reasonable I’ve never had a bad meal at the Cottage! Love this joint! Great place to sit outside and enjoy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Camper01997929004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Food/service superb & the restaurant/amenities spotless. We had the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries & the french toast with strawberries and we loved it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrsbeachy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely breakfast spot in a charming little cottage. We sat outside which was comfortable. It can get busy so expect to wait particularly on the weekend. My sister had the eggs benedict and said it was best she's had. I had the Joe's scramble which...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank beanwandering
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely give this place a 4.5 (if it were possible). When we arrived there was a bit of a wait which we expected so that wasn't a big deal. We were thankfully sitting inside where it was a little cooler also. Our server...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little breakfast place! Food was fantastic and the service was even better. Multiple fresh squeezed juices, outdoor seating with heating lamps for those chilly mornings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank williamvroland
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Sandy G
3 September 2018|
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Response from jill l | Reviewed this property |
The venue is small inside and outside. Not sure if they take reservations. Better place Bella Vista with view of ocean.
18 February 2018|
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Response from vinmarine1 | Reviewed this property |
The cooks will customize a plate if salt is an issue. They are really good at working with customers on any culinary/health issues.
30 November 2017|
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Response from Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't answer that question. Just call the restaurant and ask what hours they'll maintain on Christmas day. GOOD luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8409
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Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service. Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food. We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Please take a moment to say hello to our Manager, Michael Harrison, on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage!
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