Celebrate Waffle Day at these La Jolla Restaurants

Craving a sweet treat? Dine out at these local spots for Waffle Day

Need a break from boring breakfasts? Treat yourself to the mouthwatering waffles of La Jolla this International Waffle Day on August 24! Enjoy the best of La Jolla restaurants around while consuming the best waffles around. From the classic Belgian to the fruit infused, these local spots have got it covered.

Harry’s Coffee Shop & Gallery


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5 Must-Try Breakfast Burritos In La Jolla

Breakfast burritos are a classic Californian go-to meal, and they’re especially popular in surf towns like La Jolla. The options below offer a variety of casual and sit-down, great for any budget and palate. Here are our favorite breakfast burritos in La Jolla:

1. The Naughty Burrito
Brockton Villa
1235 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Panera Bread is Leaving the Village of La Jolla

If you haven’t heard by now, Panera Bread on Girard Avenue and Wall Street is packing up iPBts bagels, sandwiches, soups and closing down its La Jolla location. The popular La Jolla bakery-cafe will be closing its doors on Sunday, September 15, as part of a mutual and friendly agreement between Panera and Davlyn Investments. The agreement comes as Davlyn Investments begins remodeling work at the much anticipated La Plaza, La Jolla.

According to local sources, Panera is exploring the possibility of relocating to the UTC area, and the current 36 employees are being given the opportunity to transfer to another location.

As a favorite spot for a quick lunch-break, some of our staff members at La Jolla Blue Book were saddened by the news. What are your thoughts? Are you sad to see Panera Bread go? Where will you go to now to get your bagels and/or lunch?

Don’t forget about the other local sandwich, cafe-bekery options just around the corner from Panera Bread, like Girard Gourmet.

The Cottage’s New and Improved Cinnamon Roll

The Cottage in La Jolla, known for their popular breakfast and lunch menu, is reintroducing their famous cinnamon rolls with a new and improved recipe. The Cottage achieves the perfect balance in thick, soft, moist, warm that will literally melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls and La Jolla Blue Book was there to taste it all.

The cinnamon roll is back on the menu after being absent for a few years, but we recommend you get there early as only a dozen of them are made daily. The rolls are big enough to share with someone but we won’t judge you if you don’t and neither will The Cottage.

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10 Breakfast Spots to Try in La Jolla

If you wake up and are dying for new and creative breakfast options but just don’t know where to go, we’ve created a list of ten must-tries for breakfast in La Jolla.

1.The Cottage
Located on Fay, The Cottage offers countless options for breakfast, and even an option for breakfast later in the day from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM, Mondays thru Fridays. The Cottage offers traditional breakfast favorites such as Classic French Toast and traditional Eggs Benedict, but it also offers new twists on the classics. Be daring and try the Crabcakes Benedict or the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. You won’t be sorry you did.

2. Whisknladle
Whisknladle, on Wall St, offers a delicious brunch until 3 PM. Their brunch menu is a mix between really updated breakfast classics, like the French toast with sausage, roasted onions, watercress, fried egg, and maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and lunch options to satisfy those that crave lunch. Lunch options vary from yummy fresh salads to fried fish tacos with pickled toppings served on a corn tortilla.Cup of Coffee

3. Harry’s Coffee Shop
Harry’s Coffee Shop serves classic breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM for those early-risers. Harry’s gives off that cozy family diner feel, while serving up a variety of food like their “ummlettes,” pancakes and waffles, smoothies, you name it! A tip for those new to Harry’s, ask for one of their giant cinnamon buns, they’re about as good as they come.

4. Mission Coffee Cup
Mission Coffee Cup on Wall St is the perfect breakfast spot. It offers breakfast classics with Asian and Mexican influences. If available, try the blueberry, papaya and coconut pancakes. If you want savory, try the eggs with soy chorizo, black beans and flour tortillas, a cool spin on classic huevos rancheros.

5. Come On In
When you walk into Come On In, you can immediately ignore the bustling traffic on Torrey Pines Road and instead feel instantly cozy and relaxed from this little café. You can sip on fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, enjoy a breakfast burrito or blueberry corn meal pancakes. My go-to order is definitely the Mediterranean scramble, two steamed eggs, basil, feta and tomato served with a side of fresh fruit and toast.berry Pancakes

6. Pannikin Coffee and Tea
You can find Pannikin on Girard with an assortment of people outside on its patio. This is also a great place for early risers as it opens at 6:00 AM Monday-Friday and 6:30 Saturday-Sunday. Pannikin prides itself in its fresh roasted coffee and exotic tea blends, as well as its healthy, freshly baked pastries and other organic special food options.

7. Museum Café By Giuseppe
Museum Café is just that, a European café located in San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Prospect. The Museum Café is open for breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. They also offer brunch on weekends. Indulge in one of their creative scrambles, such as the Prime “Oak Smoked” Salmon Scramble, filled with caramelized onions, tomatoes and fresh dill. They also offer Mimosas and Bloody Marys for a fun, morning cocktail. Weekend brunch is offered from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.E

8. Cody’s La Jolla
Cody’s La Jolla is special in that it serves breakfast and lunch all day from 9:00 AM-3 PM on weekdays and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends. Located between Girard and Coast Blvd, this breakfast spot makes delicious chicken and biscuits, chilaquiles, and other yummy options. They also offer healthy options like the healthy breakfast salad, veggie hash and Javi’s maple nut granola so you don’t have to leave feeling too guilty about the awesome meal you just had.

9. Brockton Villa Restaurant
Brockton Villa Restaurant in La Jolla has a killer view of the cove, and an even killer breakfast menu! With creative menu items like the Naughty Burrito and the Nice Burrito and satisfying egg options like the Crab Ipanema Benedict, the Local’s Favorite, this menu is sure to make the whole group happy.Fried Eggs Bacon and Sausages on a Plate

10. Bibby’s Crepe Café
If you want some French-inspired fare, Bibby’s Crepe Café between Eads and Draper offers countless crepe options in both savory and sweet to satisfy both ends of the spectrum. They also offer other options like Belgian waffles and omeletes amongst other things. On the savory side, try the baby brie and spinach crepe. For sweet, anything with nutella is sure to make your taste buds happy.

If you’re staying at one of the local La Jolla hotels, you have to try some of these breakfast spots during your stay. What breakfast spot is your favorite? Will you be going to any of these breakfast spots in this upcoming week? Let us know below.

Quiet on the Set Video Series – The Cottage

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring The Cottage.

Voted Best Breakfast in La Jolla, The Cottage restaurant offers a great dining experience in an inviting atmosphere.

The Cottage is a favorite breakfast and lunch hangout with locals and tourists alike. Located in the heart of the village in a cozy white cottage at the corner of Fay and Kline, The Cottage stands out by it’s usual big and friendly crowd enjoying the patio which offers up the best outside dining in La Jolla that is also pet-friendly patio. Its California bistro cuisine makes the most of local, organic produce and other fresh ingredients and has earned it recognition as the best breakfast place in La Jolla by popular vote.

For breakfast, The Cottage opens at 7:30 a.m. and serves a variety of baked goods and egg dishes, including its own house granola, various omelettes and specialties such as Baja chicken hash, and it’s famous Stuffed French Toast.

Open for lunch, Sunday brunch, and dinner (Summer only) with an array of dishes to satisfy all. The lunch and dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, large salads, sandwiches, burgers, and several entrées such as Grilled Mahi Fish Tacos.

The Cottage is also a great place to take out-of-town guests or for special celebrations. The patio or inside dining area can be reserved for special occasions such as graduations, rehearsal dinner, or other events. Summer is here and that means dinner at The Cottage is now open! Dining in the patio during a warm Summer evening is a must, so stop by and taste their new dinner menu.

To learn why The Cottage is so popular, check it out for yourself at,

7702 Fay Av
La Jolla, CA 92037

To learn more about great places do dine in La Jolla visit our La Jolla Restaurants guide.