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The Mission

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
+1 619-220-8992
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (58 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned that if you want things like real maple syrup, you'll have to pay extra. For a company that specializes in "simple, healthy, tasty" food, this is disappointing. But if you're willing to pay extra for what should be standard, you'll love these restaurants.

Thank JanKnee
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Was visiting my brother, who lives in SD, and he took me here for breakfast. It was the best breakfast I had in SD over my week stay! We had one of their speciality breakfasts - forget the name - that comes sausage or steak...More

Thank amillerd
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Went during a busy weekend lunch time. There was a pretty decent line but once seated, we were greeted by a friendly server. The wait for our food felt like an eternity as other people seated after us finished their meals before ours ever showed...More

Thank taylorplayer
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Caught up with an old friend for lunch here on a Wednesday. I had the house quesadilla - very tasty! My friend had papas con chorizo (soy) and it was also great - full flavored. Most definitely worth a visit.

Thank mikeyadvises
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is by far our favorite breakfast place in San Diego! They have a very varied menu-my favorite is the Homemade cinnamon bread made into French toast! My husband got Blackberry pancakes and he loved them! Our daughter got a zen. Breakfast-it is her favorite!!...More

Thank RuRuStatesboro
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have been a fan for a while and have gone to several of their locations. My favorites are the blackberry pancakes and rosemary potatoes. Service was good and atmosphere comfortable. Always a good cup of coffee too. Only downside can be the wait during prime...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This restaurant has several locations. This particular location has a typical diner atmosphere. The service is quick. The menu has a lot to select from. There is nice choice of Latino food as well. I ordered the RANCHEROS VERDE (Fresh flour tortillas with eggs over...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The bloody Mary is quite spicy as they add horseradish for spice. Pretty good but I could not finish it. Good food, wasn't amazing, but if you're in the area! Definitely vegetarian and gluten free friendly.

Thank Camille R
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went on a weekday morning, plenty of tables available. The breakfast croissant were ordinary. The scrambled eggs didn't have much taste or seasonings, and barely had any scallops or tomatoes. Only had one bite with cheese in it. My partner had the toasted granola in...More

Thank livend
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I am just casual visitor from Montana. I keep coming back to The Mission for their quality food cooked the proper way. Love their fresh squeezed orange juice. An item not available where i live. Service is very good, but when the place is full,...More

Thank sullivan1212
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-8992
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