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Brick & Bell Cafe

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928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
+1 858-551-0928
04:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 04:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 04:30 - 17:00
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Fountain Valley, California
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small pleasant local eatery was an easy walk from our bed and breakfast and we stopped for lunch. I had the soup and half sandwich combination, clam chowder and tuna salad on multi grain bread. The serving sizes were generous and the food was very good.

Thank Henry D
Algonac, Michigan
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340 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was nice so we had lunch in a friendly place outside. They also have a collection of pastries that can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch with a shake, smoothie, coffee, or tea. They have healthy items available for breakfast like bagel & lox, fruit cup, granola, or a breakfast salad. For lunch you can enjoy a salad,... More 

Thank BigDMI
San Diego, California
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663 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brick and Bell is a small cafe with indoor and outdoor seatings in the center of La Jolla. They serve the standard pastries and coffee. Still a nice place for a short break or a pick me up

Thank gzau
Chicago, IL
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about the scones and couldn't wait to try them. To be honest, they were fine, but not amazing! The person who waited on me seemed impatient and annoyed, as my 3 and 5 year olds made decisions on which scone to order. If you go, be sure to order some mini scones ($1).

Thank jbgoldbe17
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is great. Great latte's and the scones are very good. Once we heard about this place, we went there 4 days in a row. Well worth it

Thank Thomas G
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The bacon was obviously the pre-cooked bacon you can buy at the grocery store and takes 2 minutes to microwave. The scrambled eggs were dry. The raisin scone wasn't anything special. You order at the register and then someone brings your food to the table. I gave a 20% tip. When the women brought the food to the table I... More 

Thank dap0814
Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Just went for panini coffe and scones. Everything was great. Food was good, and the staff are just outstanding.

Thank malcolm t
Spanish Fork, Utah
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great little place to stop and have some fresh pastries and coffee...local feel...not a chain...great service too.

Thank Papachop8
Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great little café, bakery and restaurant. Great sandwiches, great scones. Hidden in La Jolla but a must!

Thank WombatBen
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Scones here are excellent! I had not planed to get any; however, there was a mix up with my tea order and the staff very graciously made up for it with 2 free scones. Lovely little shop; highly recommed this coffee shop/bakery over the normal "chain" coffee shops.

Thank cjam9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:30 - 17:00
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:30
04:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Silverado St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4236
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-0928

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