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Crest Cafe

#207 of 3,847 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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Del Mar, California, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Breakfast does not have to be fancy - it has to be good. And this place, though small and often crowded makes a mean breakfast! My husband and I have been here many times and they never fail to deliver. Plenty to choose from with good combinations, GREAT service and nice prices. There are a few tables for outdoor seating... More 

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Thank Lisa J
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food, lots of avacado, loved some of their sauces on the food (the green one in the pic). Both mine and spouse's is barely warm. Food bowl is ok too.

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Thank Shruti t
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to come here because our original choice had too long a wait. After seeing it had been featured Diner drives and Dives we figured this was gonna be a great runner up. The service was sub par. Ordered lemonade because it said "fresh". We even asked to clarify it was fresh and waitress assured us it was. Tasted... More 

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Thank Carolina S
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Carolina, thanks for taking the time to write your review. We're sad to hear you weren't blown away by your visit, as most of our visitors. We hope you'll stop in again soon, we have such a wide menu of delicious items to choose from, I'm sure we could find something you'll absolutely love! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this place on TV. Diners, drive ins and dives didn't let me down. Butter burger was awesome. Faustino was friendly and engaging. My daughter had French toast which she devoured lol. Parking is tricky but worth it. Definitely try it!! 👍👍

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Thank efren m
Cecelia M, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Efren, thanks so much for sharing your review! So glad you gave us a try and I'm happy to hear you and your daughter had a wonderful time. I truly appreciate your recommendation and hope you come back and see us again soon. All the best! More 

Marengo, Illinois
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Food was great I had the banana foster French toast it was great. I was glad I went during the week as the place is small. We had a good waitress. And very friendly. They have a great special for breakfast but we got there to late. Would go again.

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Thank Brenda S
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed! Hope to see you again, soon! More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

No wait at 9:00am on a Sunday morning in this neighborhood is fantastic (but that may be the best thing I can say about this café). Seating is a little odd, we were sat at a corner table very close to other parties on either side which is a little awkward. Menu items were decent, but too pricey for quality.... More 

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Thank 11calypso11
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We're sad to hear you weren't blown away by your visit, as most of our visitors. We hope you'll stop in again soon, we have such a wide menu of delicious items to choose from, I'm sure we could find something you'll absolutely adore! More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I moved to SD many years ago, the crest Cafe has always been one my favorite spots for breakfast. I don't mind coming by myself because this place has that quality of making you feel comfy just like being home. The restaurant has been open 35 years and for a trendy neighborhood like Hillcrest it is a huge milestone. Many... More 

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Thank Alberto122013
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Albert, thanks for leaving such a glowing review. Hearing that we are a customers favorite restaurant is the best compliment we can receive. We look forward to your next visit, take care. More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast...had the Hangover Omelette. The chimichurri was really good. The diner is pretty small and we had to wait about 15 minutes on a Friday morning. I assume it would be a little longer had it been a weekend. We did have a party of 6, over that amount would be tough to seat. Service was fast once we... More 

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Thank Julie K
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Julie. We're happy to know you all loved your meals and we hope to see you back at Crest Cafe soon. More 

Salmon Arm, Canada
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271 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

On our last day in San Diego we were looking for a casual restaurant offering good, healthy eats. The Crest Café was a perfect place. From the looks of the menu, if you wanted something a little decadent you could find that here too. My husband had the Italian Dip sandwich (aka Beef Dip) and I had the Chicken Pot... More 

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Thank TMLB
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We hope your trip ended on a high note and look forward to serving you on your next visit to San Diego. Take care! More 

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Simple but delicious food. Never been disappointed .I love the Huevos Rancheros. I usually go there for late breakfats

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Thank 27xoros
cecelia m, Owner at Crest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you love our breakfast menu, but why not come in for lunch or dinner sometime? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2510
Description
Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!

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