La Jolla has a plethora of amazing restaurants with welcoming patios and astonishing views, making it hard to pick just one for a Sunday brunch location. Worry not, because the locations listed below all share the most important things in common: great food with a great ambiance.
- The Mediterranean Room is the dominating restaurant in the famed pink La Jolla Hotel, La Valencia. Whether you sit indoors or on their small patio, you are guaranteed stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The multi-course Sunday brunch, which is $36 a head, includes items like crab cake benedict and buttermilk pancakes. Don’t forget endless mimosas are just $12 extra!
- Brockton Villa is another seaside specialty location but at a cheaper price point. For 20 years this restaurant has been putting out La Jolla Cove’s best breakfast dishes and has started to get widespread attention for their “Coast Toast,” which is their delicious take on the French toast breakfast item. You can also expect to be pleasantly surprised by the Pulled Pork & Soy Chorizo Chilaquiles and the local’s favorite, which is the Crab Ipanema Benedict.
- The Cottage is by far one of the busiest breakfast and brunch locations in La Jolla. The Cottage is quite literally a white cottage, reminiscent of a picturesque and charming beach bungalow. The brick patio is sprinkled with greenery and flowers and is always packed solid on the weekends because of the great food, good location and starting tomorrow, the bottomless mimosas.
- Piatti Ristorante and Bar is a secluded gem with an unmatched Sunday morning ambiance on their intimate patio. This Italian restaurant serves up the best authentic fritelle (Venetian donuts) with blueberry ricotta pancakes, mascarpone cheese and pure maple syrup. If you don’t know any Italian you might have to ask your server for a little help translating the delicious menu items.
- The Shores’ Sunday a la carte brunch by the sea offers fine dining right on the California coastline. This spot is a must, especially if you’re visiting from out of town. From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm guests can enjoy Tahitian vanilla golden waffles, crab in brioche and a surfside mimosa. Once you’ve eaten your fill, your just steps away from sunbathing by the sea.
All of these La Jolla brunch options would please most palates but the bonus is that this city offers something that most cant: views of the Pacific, a cool ocean breeze, and effortless style. La Jolla Blue book hopes that you enjoy not only brunch, but everything that this charming town has to offer. If you would like more information on local restaurants, shopping and hotels click here for our directory of all things La Jolla.