Best Breakfast in San Diego

August 8, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Breakfast is the specialty at these morning-centric restaurants.

Breakfast Republic
Brunch · North Park · $$

One-of-a-kind " breakfast fare with " humor and heart, " like s’mores French toast, pancake flights and candied bacon (plus specialty cocktails, beer flights and kombucha) is offered at this " charming " restaurant with " eclectic" decor elements like greenery-covered walls and whisk lighting fixtures.
Swami's Cafe
Brunch · North Park · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

Healthy home cooking " is the specialty of this inexpensive SoCal mini-chain turning out fresh juices, smoothies, wraps and heartier fare, plus breakfast all day; the ambiance is low-key with order-at-the-counter service, and though it can get “ crowded ”, the staff is generally “ efficient” in getting you your order.
Breakfast Republic
Brunch · Liberty Station · $

One-of-a-kind " breakfast fare with " humor and heart, " like s’mores French toast, pancake flights and candied bacon (plus specialty cocktails, beer flights and kombucha) are offered at this " charming " restaurant with " eclectic" decor elements like greenery-covered walls and whisk lighting fixtures.
Fig Tree Cafe Hillcrest
Hillcrest · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

This “cute” , “casual” mini-chain with outposts in Liberty Station, Hillcrest and Pacific Beach provides "creative” Californian cuisine with a noteworthy breakfast and brunch (think breakfast sushi, latte flights and crab cake bennies); affordable bills and greenery-filled patios in Liberty Station and Pacific Beach complete the package.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Brunch · Carmel Valley · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

Not-your-everyday pancakes ", " mix-and-match Benedicts " and " unique " Bloody Marys lead the lineup at this " fun ", " popular " daytime chain pumping out its " delicious " eats " fast " in " airy ", " playful " spaces with a " Jetsons vibe "; prices are affordable too, but " don't go there too hungry as the wait can be a killer.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Brunch · Hillcrest · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

Not-your-everyday pancakes ", " mix-and-match Benedicts " and " unique " Bloody Marys lead the lineup at this " fun ", " popular " daytime chain pumping out its " delicious " eats " fast " in " airy ", " playful " spaces with a " Jetsons vibe "; prices are affordable too, but " don't go there too hungry as the wait can be a killer.