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The Cottage La Jolla

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
+1 858-454-8409
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (126 reviews)
“french toast” (120 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (94 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was very good and we were seated right away on a Saturday morning. My husband had the California omelette and I had one piece of the stuffed French toast. Seating was available inside and out. The menu had everything one might want.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast and lunch and the portions are large. You can share and still not go away hungry. Nice atmosphere and lots of umbrellas for shade.

Thank Vera092014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had breakfast at an outside table, waitress was really nice and helpful. They will do some dishes as half orders. you'll get plenty of food.

Thank TDW_3002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most delicious breakfast!! I had the French toast with berries and cream that melted in your mouth! My husband had cinnamon swirl pancakes that tasted amazing and our daughter had French toast with pecans and bourbon sauce unbelievable!! The drinks, the food...More

Thank D3099BSdenisek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never order French toast, but the stuffed French toast sounded so appealing. I noticed one version contained brie, but the strawberry one did not. I asked if I could have the brie with my strawberry stuffed French toast, It came all nice and gooey...with...More

Thank mcarole411
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast. This is not your normal breakfast menu but fantastic none the less. Get there early as it fills up fast.

Thank Ron O
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I had the lemon pancakes and my husband had the all American and we shared our meals. Food was delicious. Had to wait 20 minutes for a table. The only negative was the menu for breakfast on the website was different than what we were...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Every time we visit La Jolla we make sure to have a brunch at The Cottage where they serve sandwiches, salads etc.. We were five persons, , we ordered their tuna melt sandwiches with crisp and tasty fries. and I had a salad topped with...More

Thank Ara B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday morning and ordered lemon ricotta pancakes ( the best of all ), side of chicken sausage ( awful taste and quality), latte( bad), mushrooms- shallots- goat cheese omelet ( rubber eggs and too sweet, not good). If you like big portions...More

1  Thank Julia-Hawkins
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited The Cottage for a weekday breakfast on a perfect La Jolla morning. Just a couple blocks off the busiest main roadways, we were seated outside with no wait and were immediately greeted by our waiter. The person who brought us to the restaurant...More

Thank Dreamwoman
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service. Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food. We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Please take a moment to say hello to our Manager, Michael Harrison, on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage!
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