Highest-rated brunch restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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August 26, 2022
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Highest-rated brunch restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

Brunch—the portmanteau combining the words "breakfast" and "lunch"—is the best of both worlds. An event as much as a meal, brunches are weekend affairs, where a large meal is served in the late morning and into the early afternoon, featuring not just coffee but drinks like bloody marys and mimosas alongside waffles, pancakes, french toast, and mounds of eggs, toast, and breakfast meats. Whether you're looking for eggs benedict or bottomless mimosas, Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated brunch restaurants in San Diego on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Restaurants on this list may have recently closed.

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#30. Coasterra

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (770 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#29. Tom Ham's Lighthouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (823 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1015
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#28. The Mission - North Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (352 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2904
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#27. The Waffle Spot

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (714 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1333 Hotel Cir S, San Diego, CA 92108-3408
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#26. Kono's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,276 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
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#25. Breakfast Republic

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (258 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 707 G St, San Diego, CA 92101-6418
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#24. Shorehouse Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (293 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2236 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3219
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#23. Girard Gourmet

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (256 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7837 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4231
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#22. The Mission - Mission Beach

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (580 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3795 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7143
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#21. Breakfast Republic

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (275 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2730 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2812
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#20. Cafe 222

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (801 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 222 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6826
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#19. True Food Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (441 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Healthy
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7007 Friars Rd Ste 394 Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108-1151
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#18. C-Level Lounge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,088 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#17. The 3rd Corner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2265 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107-1304
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#16. Cafe 21 Gaslamp

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,098 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 802 5th Ave Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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#15. Olive Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (256 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 805 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7223
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#14. Hash House A Go Go

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,067 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4220
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#13. Harry's Coffee Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (399 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7545 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5102
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#12. Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (511 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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#11. The Mission - East Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (421 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: $$ - $$$
- Price: not available
- Address: 1250 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7541
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#10. Clayton's Coffee Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (927 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 979 Orange Ave Should be BREAKFAST not freakfast, Coronado, CA 92118-2609
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#9. Oceana Coastal Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (762 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3999 Mission Blvd Waterfront at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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#8. Dockside 1953

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (507 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Grill
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 998 W Mission Bay Dr At The Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA 92109-7803
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#7. Cody's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,212 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1025 Prospect St Suite 210, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4100
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#6. Great Maple - Hillcrest

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2615
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#5. Sugar and Scribe Bakery Fine Food

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7660 Fay Ave Suite I, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-0021
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#4. Broken Yolk Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,429 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 355 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7005
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#3. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3940 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3112
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#2. Richard Walker's Pancake House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,755 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
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#1. The Cottage La Jolla

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,578 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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