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Point Break Cafe

#359 of 3,848 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-758-9870
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Self proclaimed "choice of the locals" and yes they are absolutely right. Stop there when you are around and you will get very tasty food for fair prices and a absolutely great and friendly staff in an authentic location....

1 Thank 11223344OM
Richmond, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing exciting but nothing wrong with it.... very average good stop for breakfast. Service OK... took a few hand waves to get coffee refills... but the food came quickly and there was lots of it..

1 Thank Penfor
Norwalk, Connecticut
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204 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Good place to grab breakfast in Shelter Island. The service was good and so was the food. A pretty standard style breakfast.

1 Thank glennrr
Santa Cruz CA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a good bene here for breakfast. Service good but as others have said, a bit quirky. Don't expect Denny's.

Thank liveoaklinda
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I would give this place no stars if I could. It's gloomy and leaking, and the food was beyond bad. We had breakfast there, and everything tasted like the griddle had not been cleaned in quite some time. It was really bad. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Thank Nicola R
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, United States
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our family had lunch here today and the service was only surpassed by the great food we all had different dishes and all were satisfied. There were 9 of us and we had huge portions.

1 Thank Bob C
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I mean there was some good but this is your all the way around a dive. It was cute and had some charm and definitely a lot of character. I would dig the whole scene if the food didn't match the interior so well. The people were friendly and I loved the location. I walked from my hotel so that... More 

Thank rmaier
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Interesting little restaurant on Shelter Island. A bit quirky inside but a homey ambiance. We were in just at the time for breakfast or lunch and all four of us had lunch. Good menu choices and a variety of burgers. I had the fish & chips which were done well - and tasted good - not excellent but pretty good.... More 

1 Thank Kirk H
Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I arrived in San Diego on New Year's Day, after a long drive from Phoenix. We were hungry and tired and chose to eat at Point Break largely because it was convenient to our Shelter Island hotel and also because it was open on New Year's Day! At first, we were a little uncertain if we made... More 

1 Thank Steven B
Ashland, Oregon
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292 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Fun irreverent atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food prepared just the way you like it. Point Break is one of our favorite San Diego breakfast hangouts. Try it, You'll love it. But, don't look for fancy surroundings or sophisticated fare. Go for just plain bar-like ambiance and delicious food.

2 Thank Tapetseb22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-758-9870

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?