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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery

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101 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-8201
+1 415-362-2052
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
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Baltimore, MD
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and I went to San Diego in early January. She had an early meeting so we decided to eat breakfast at the hotel. Forty five dollars later she went to her meeting and I decided t explore. The Corner Cafe is on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue next to the old Spreckel's theater. You can't miss... More 

Thank boba413
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a sandwiches brought in for a business meeting. Everyone enjoyed them and the salads were very large.

Thank Ajenm A
Irvine, CA
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664 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I've eaten at other Specialty's and had a better experience. This location seems to large business catering orders and doesn't do so well with the walk-ins. There was nothing wrong with my food; it just took way too long for a quick breakfast.

Thank too_few_trips_1
San Diego, California
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223 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I'm only having coffee but have to award them 5 stars! Why? Because at 3pm though they didn't have decaf drip coffee, the cashier offered to make me a decaf Americano for the same price as a regular small coffee! Sweet. Also, cashier and barrista were very friendly. And, very large seating area with tables, couches and counter. And, very... More 

Thank Lawrence C
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place reminded me of Panera Bread, not as nice and more expensive. I ordered the Dawn's Vegan Salad (small) and the Butternut Squash Soup (side portion). My total came to $14.77. The salad contained fresh ingredients, good, but not amazing. The soup was good as well, a bit peppery for my liking. In saying that, more pepper than flavor.... More 

Thank mctraveler2
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

It is only the second time that I have eaten at Specialty's, it is a shame that I keep forgetting that it exists! We had the vegetable soup, which was delicious and the bread was soft and warm. It has great choices for baked breads and goods but they run out of them quickly, so if you are going for... More 

Thank Adriana S
Coronado, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

My wife and I often take the early morning ferry from Coronado to San Diego. As part of our daily walk we often walk to Specialty's Café and Bakery. We sometimes have their delicious sweet baked goods, but we almost always have their hardy egg, cheese and sausage breakfast sandwich on Ciabatta Bread. The bread is crunchy on the outside... More 

Thank Lou M
New York City, New York
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349 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Very high quality, innovative breakfasts, speedy service, reasonable prices. You won't get bored after multiple visits.

Thank Unbongout
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On my way to the convention center I needed a place for a good cup of coffee and a quick bite. I found this little gem across the street from my hotel. The first test of a coffee house is, of course, the coffee. And I could tell from the aroma when I walked in that I might be in... More 

Thank AZHeritageCtr
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I wandered into this place mainly to order a latte on my way to Comic Con one morning. They serve Pete's Coffee, so the latte was high quality and well-made. Yet what really impressed me were the pastries, of which there was an abundant variety. I ordered four different items, from cookies to brownies to muffins, which I took with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-8201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-2052

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