BREAKFAST + BRUNCH
Located Downtown, inside the Pendry hotel. The dining room is very glam with high columns, a gorgeous chandelier, and a Moët vending machine! Mimosa flights and breakfast pizza always win me over.
Multiple locations in San Diego. They offer both beer and kombucha flights as well as specialty bloody mary's. Their food menu is so appealing that I always have a hard time picking just one thing! I love the shrimp + grits, the breakfast sandwich, and the benedicts!
Located in La Jolla and has an amazing view of the La Jolla cove. Their food was amazing, but they don't start serving alcohol until 11am so I didn't have the chance to try their mimosas.. (next time!). Scout tip: I recommend uber-ing if possible as parking near here is very limited (& then you can fully enjoy your brunch beverages!)
JAKE'S DEL MAR
Located in Del Mar, right on the beach. They offer a variety of typical brunch food with a mix of seafood options. They even have POG mimosas (that's Passion Orange Guava!!) and they are delicious.
Farmer's Table has 3 locations in San Diego (Little Italy, Bay Park, and La Mesa). Amazing bloody mary's with all kinds of toppings and super cute decor. Scout tip: I asked for the breakfast sandwich on brioche which was a game changer!
Located in University Heights. Mimosa flights with 8 different flavors to choose from to create your flight. Food pictured is the Cowboy Benedict, Breakfast Pizza, & PH Benedict
Located in Little Italy. The decor is stunning and they have a Moet vending machine! They don't take reservations and it's generally a long wait so be prepared! It's a beautiful atmosphere, great coffee, and good drinks. The food was mediocre, in my opinion, but would go back just to look at the decor.
Located in Pacific Beach, right by the ocean. Scout Tip - make a reservation for rooftop seats! Ocean views, live DJ, and bottomless mimosas.
Located in La Jolla, right on the beach. Recommend the mimosa and margarita flights.
Located in Pacific Beach and known for it's amazing mimosa flights! It's a great brunch spot with an expansive food menu.
WEST COAST TAVERN
Located in North Park. I am a sucker for chicken and waffles and West Coast Tavern offers a delicious plate! I was especially impressed by their drink menu, which includes bottomless mimosas and bloody marys!
Locations in North Park and Downtown. I love this spot because they do flights - for waffles, french toast, etc. so you can try multiple flavors!
Located in Gaslamp - also featured on my Lunch & Dinner page because their food is THAT good. I love their brunch cocktails, espcially the frosé and their avocado toast was fancy af. Also, who doesn't want to brunch on a rooftop!?
Locations in East Village, Liberty Station, and Pacific Beach. This is a great casual spot for breakfast on the go. I tried the 'What Came First?' (BOMBBBB) and the french toast in a jar (unbelievably yummy!)
SON OF A TOAST
Located in North Park - this is the spot to go for all the boujee toasts! They also have other items on their menu but I can't pass up a fancy avocado toast.
COCINA DE BARRIO
Located in Hillcrest. I cannot even describe how delicious this french toast was - it was incredible! And the popsicle margaritas are such a fun brunch drink!
Located in Bird Rock and is a great option for brunch, happy hour, or dinner! I went for brunch and enjoyed the Beaumont's benedict which is served on a cheddar herb biscuit.. (YUM!!!) and a mimosa flight.
Located in La Jolla. Definitely recommend the hot chicken breakfast. Unfortunately, I don't love the drink options at Whisknladle, but I'm telling you, this hot dish is worth a visit!
Located in La Jolla and is a very classy type of brunch spot. Bottomless mimosas and rosé! Herringbone has a gorgeous interior, with equally as good vibes with live music.
Two locations in town - Downtown (Bubs @ The Ballpark) and Pacific Beach (Bubs @ The Beach). I love going here for brunch during football season! They have a create-your-own bloody mary bar and a menu full of goodies, including several varieties of loaded tots!
Located in La Jolla at the La Valencia hotel. California coastal cuisine overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The whole hotel is an instagramable opportunity.
THE PATIO ON GOLDFINCH
Two locations - Mission Hills (Goldfinch) and Pacific Beach (Lamont). They serve Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner but I'm keeping it in the brunch category because that's what I went for! I had the burger, parmesan fries, and the cocktail called "A Rosé by Any Other Name" - it was all amazing! They also serve bottomless mimosas. I love the industrial decor and beautiful open patio area.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO
The first time I had Hash House A Go Go was in Las Vegas, but the original one is right here in San Diego (in Hillcrest)! The Andy's Famous Sage Fried Chicken Benedict is TO DIE for and could feed a small family - HUGE portion sizes!
Located in Ocean Beach - decorated with neon signs and a fully operational juke box! The fried chicken biscuit sandwich was amazing.
Located in Solana Beach. Farm-to-table meets Southwest and filled with unique decor and menu items, like a cold brew and tequila cocktail.
MISS B'S COCONUT CLUB
Located in Mission Beach. They have a bunch of fun drinks on the menu and indoor/outdoor seating.
Located in Little Italy. It's the perfect place for watching football on Sunday Funday. They have an updating arrivals board and you can see the planes fly overhead!
FIG TREE CAFE
Locations in Liberty Station and Pacific Beach. The food here is SO GOOD. I am drooling just thinking about it. They also have a huge selection of drinks including mimosa flights, coffees, and extravagant bloody mary's.
BELGIAN BEER & WAFFLE
Located in North Park. Belgian Beer & Waffle has some amazing options for brunch food - I tried the chicken + waffles, the avocado toast, the North Park fries, and the ice cream sandwich. I loved all of them!! My favorite were the fries and the ice cream sandwich.
Cafe 21 has locations in downtown and University Heights. Their menu is inspired by Azerbaijan culture and is filled with amazing dishes and teas!
RHYTHM CHICKEN & WAFFLES
Located in Pacific Beach. The name says it all - they have delicious chicken & waffles! It's a walk up window and I recommend taking your food to the beach or Kate Sessions park!
Located in Coronado, The Henry is a great spot for coffee or brunch! I loved the Go North coffee, truffle fries, and chicken avocado salad!