The Best French Toast in La Jolla Restaurants
There are those mornings when granola or eggs for breakfast aren't quite enough. You need something a little more (or a lot more) filling, and yes, decadent. French toast often satisfies that craving and you'll find several outstanding examples to sample at La Jolla eateries.
At Brockton Villa, it's their world-famous French toast, called Coast Toast, served every weekday morning from 8 a.m. to Noon and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. While sitting enjoying the Brockton Villa's spectacular view of La Jolla Cove, savor their house specialty, made with fresh bread and eggs, whipping cream, and orange juice. The whole concoction is baked so that it rises like a souffle with a hint of zesty orange flavor. It is then dusted with powdered sugar before being placed in front of appreciative customers. Once you try Coast Toast, you'll be hooked. You can also enjoy Coast Toast at Brockton Villa's sister eatery, Beaumont's in Bird Rock, and find the recipe online.
The Cottage on Fay Avenue also delights French toast lovers with its three varieties: classic, country style and stuffed. The Cottage's stuffed French toast is served with strawberry compote and mascarpone cheese and topped with either fresh bananas or strawberries.
Another popular breakfast spot for those looking for unusual fare, including French toast, is The Mission Coffee Cup on Wall Street. Chef Isabel Cruz, who owns several restaurants in San Diego and Oregon, brings her Latino heritage into all her dishes. Her Coffee Cup French toast is made with freshly baked cinnamon bread and garnished with blueberry puree and powdered sugar.
Cody's on Girard in La Jolla, CA also knows how to please those craving French toast. Their version is made with fresh challah bread from a local bakery, and served with caramelized walnuts, fresh strawberries, maple syrup, and mascarpone honey butter.
No French toast roundup would be complete without including Harry's Coffee Shop on Girard, serving breakfast to locals and visitors for more than 50 years. They serve two varieties of French toast: thick egg bread French toast, made with thick egg bread and dusted with powdered sugar, and raisin French toast, topped with pecans, sliced banana or berries and powdered sugar.
And should you still have room, our local La Jolla restaurants serve the perfect accompaniment to your French toast, from fresh fruit and eggs grown on local farms to locally raised meats.