The Cottage

(858) 454-8409
7702 Fay Av
La Jolla, CA 92037

About The Cottage

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 almost always has a big, friendly crowd sitting inside or outside on the 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 baked goods and egg dishes, including its own house granola, and specialties such as breakfast burrito, Baja chicken hash, and stuffed French toast. On Saturdays and Sundays, The Cottage also serves a weekend brunch menu from Noon to 3 p.m., which includes fish tacos and salads such as stuffed avocado. The lunch menu includes appetizers, soups, large salads, sandwiches and burgers, chili, ravioli and several entrees such as granola-crusted mahi mahi. Desserts include bread pudding, peanut butter pie, and a "daily temptation." From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Cottage is also open for dinner, with a variety of vegetarian, fish, chicken and meat dishes. For special evening events, The Cottage can be reserved from September through May.

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Vanessa T.
October 15th, 2014

A local favorite spot for brunch. I highly recommend the chilaquiles, they're cooked in a green sauce with scrambled eggs.

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Shelby H.
October 15th, 2014

The Stuffed French Toast is to die for! A lot of the plates are large which makes it perfect for sharing.

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The Cottage Restaurant | La Jolla San Diego Restaurant | Best Breakfast & Brunch

Best brunch in San Diego is at The Cottage in La Jolla, California. We show you the best menu items and introduce you to their friendly staff led by longtime manager Jason. Voted Best Breakfast in La Jolla over and over again, The Cottage offers a great dining experience in a charming and casual atmosphere. A charming turn-of-the-century cottage with a white picket fence located in beautiful downtown La Jolla. Diners have the option to eat inside or outside in their great dining patio. The Cottage uses the best and freshest ingredients possible from organic to sustainable produce. Their menu offers various choices for vegetarians and healthy conscious eaters. Open at 7:30 am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (during summer only). Read this feature on the best brunches in La Jolla ( and check out to see all the best La Jolla dining options.

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