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Sunday Brunch Locations – For friends and family this weekend

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There are countless brunch locations throughout San Diego — far too many to list at once. Many are local favorites, some are tourist hot spots, but all serve delicious food that will have you coming back again and again.

The Cottage – La Jolla
7702 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Located in the heart of downtown La Jolla, The Cottage makes an ideal stop before your casual weekend window shopping experience. Often a place with a 30 minute or more wait, you should plan on arriving early, especially if you have a large group. They have a special Sunday brunch menu that features sweet and savory, as well as breakfast and lunch selections. On Sunday, their full breakefast menu is also available all day.  If you venture to The Cottage another day of the week, be cautioned that their full breakfast menu is served until 12pm and an abridged version is served (with lunch offerings) from 12pm-3pm. Try any of their Benedicts or their French Toast and you won’t be disappointed.

Hash House – Hillcrest
3628 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

Hash House has become a San Diego institution, known for huge portions. Given that the wait for a table on the weekend usually extends towards the hour mark, you’ll definitely work up an appetite — and you’ll need it. If you’re living in San Diego or just visiting, Hash House is a must-stop place to eat. If you’re not up to a long wait, try some “off peak” hours for a shorter wait (the earlier the better). Just keep in mind that breakfast on the weekends is served until 2:30pm. If you just can’t bring yourself to get up early, or don’t want to wait, try The Tractor Room, their sister restaurant, is right down the street.

Cafe 222 – Downtown/East Village
222 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Featured in Bobby Flay’s favorite place for breakfast on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” Cafe 222’s popularity has exploded. They are (now) famous for their stuffed French Toast, but their other offerings are also something special. Parking can be tough downtown, but that’s to be expected. Try Bobby’s favorite Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast, or go the more savory route with their terrific Hash or their All American breakfast which you can get with Spam offering. Interesting, right?

Broken Yolk– Pacific Beach, Gaslamp
More of a traditional diner, Broken Yolk serves up a huge variety of 4-egg omelets to choose from. Their other selections are also good, but they are most famous for their eggs. Another San Diego staple, it’s definitely a place to check out. They serve mimosas as well (individually or in bulk) so, often you’ll find people searching for a hang-over cure on a Sunday afternoon.

Brockton Villa – La Jolla
1235 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Likely one of the most beautiful brunch spots in the entire city, Brockton Villa sits on Coast Blvd in downtown La Jolla. If you’re sitting outside you can smell the ocean air and hear the waves crashing as you enjoy your meal. Their menu is less expansive than other locations, but what is offered is delicious. If you’re a seafood lover, do not pass up the Crab Ipanema. A delicious take on eggs benedict, this plate of Lump Blue crab, tomato, and poached eggs sit atop an English muffin in a spicy tomato coconut sauce. It is definitely something special.

*Photos from Gayle P., Anita L., Chris R., Allan F., and Brockton V.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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