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The Cottage La Jolla

) #2 of 1,051 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (119 reviews)
“french toast” (113 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (91 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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1 - 10 of 1,089 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited twice on our short visit. Food is divine and staff helpful and friendly. Recommend without hesitation :)

Thank Clair M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small, hence the name; there is outside seating though. The wait wasn't too long, we got there around 9 o'clock in the morning and 'signed' in via a app the asked us to download. With that, we were able to walk around...More

1  Thank crimsonrika
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside from the long wait , I really like the cottage for breakfast. I Love the country style French toast. It is lightly sweeten and so fluffy. Everyone raves about the stuffed French toast but it's just too sweet in my opinion. This restaurant is...More

1  Thank TravelBug4702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cute area and restaurant. We had the best waitress and the food is out of this world! Truly recommend the breakfast. The French toast was amazing!

Thank sandyj916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20-40 minutes is a discouraging wait prediction and the reality turned out to be 30. Meanwhile, those with us waiting on the sidewalk had access to water, coffee, and fresh baked coffee cake--which was a brilliant investment in goodwill. The portions we viewed while waiting...More

1  Thank Patty8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant on our way to San Diego based on a recommendation from friends who blog about good eats in southern California. The food was great, excellent drinks and nice outdoor seating.The wait was very long on a Saturday. We used the nowait...More

1  Thank mike c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I visited this location not once but twice because it was all so scrumptious and the choices were too good to miss out on! The first time we went my brother had the sausage + biscuit benny and I had the wild...More

1  Thank Yeleny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting nice food and service since it was our first dinner at La Jolla. We ended up getting decent plates of fettucini pasta and stuffed avocado salad, but it was the service that disappointed us. We werent properly escorted when we stepped in,...More

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday at 8:15, there were tons of people waiting outside, but my party of 2 was seated right away. The fresh fruit was delicious and so was the coffee. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes, so delicious they didn't even need syrup....More

1  Thank Halley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who live in San Diego suggested meeting there for lunch. It was very good! Varied menu. Good service and friendly staff. Give it a try.

Thank dvferullo
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2017|
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Response from DeAnna S | Reviewed this property |
7:40-3:00. Use the app NoWait to put your name of the waiting list. This will prevent you from waiting so long to be seated.
14 February 2017|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi, yes, we do have gluten free options including gluten free french toast (upon request), lemon blueberry gluten free muffin, etc.
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13 December 2016|
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Response from Renatadb | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can. Go to The Cottage's website and scroll all the way to the bottom of the homepage. There is a link there "Gift Cards Available".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-8409
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