Best Breakfast in San Diego

August 8, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Breakfast is the specialty at these morning-centric restaurants.

Swami's Cafe
American · North Park · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.2

"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.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Breakfast · Hillcrest · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.2

"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
American · Carmel Valley · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.2

"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."
Fig Tree Cafe Hillcrest
Californian · Hillcrest · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.8 · Service 4.1

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.
Breakfast Republic
Breakfast · 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.
Breakfast Republic
Breakfast · 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.