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Brockton Villa, San Diego, CA

Brockton Villa

4.6
4.6
2673 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Great Food * Epic SunsetsBrockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

Brockton Villa loves families! Please don't forget to include your little ones in your reservation count!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 454-7393
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mareyja Sisbarro
  • Private party facilities
    Our ocean front historic cottage has cozy home like charm. Private parties can take place in the entire cottage or in specific areas (the Nook, Veranda, Main Dining , Patio). Each seat has an ocean view. With our award winning menus, our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party.
  • Private party contact
    Joanelle Norris: (858) 454-7393
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Prospect
  • Parking details
    There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events <br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,673 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for brunch

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Great for brunch

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Californian

2,673 Reviews
  1. SherryB

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here. It never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable place. Great for the morning time. Food was alright, nothing special.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The server Freddie was very nice, food was good, but the SMELL from the seals that live on the cliffs was really bad. Like, that’s all you can really smell, we even sat inside hoping that would minimize the horrible smell of rotting fish and seal waste, but it helped minimally. And we also didn’t realize a marathon was happening (our bad for not checking the calendar of events), so parking was even more difficult than usual, and we ended up paying to park in a lot for $25, for the hour we were there. I hate to say it but we won’t be eating here again. It used to be a favorite breakfast spot.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and my husband got a traditional breakfast plate. Eggs, potatoes and bacon with a side of toast for me and pancakes for my husband. The potatoes tasted old, like they had been sitting under a heater for too long and my sourdough toast was burnt and did not taste like quality bread. I eat good quality sourdough every day and what I had tasted bland and cheap is the best way I can describe it. The bacon was okay but again didn’t taste the freshest. I thought maybe it was just me so I asked my husband how his potatoes were and he said the same, tasted old, not fresh. I’m a personal chef and I only use fresh whole foods daily so I know what good quality and fresh taste like. When the server asked how everything was, I was polite but honest. My husband and I are both very non confrontational people so I wasn’t intending to upset anyone or get a free meal, I am just someone who values speaking honestly. The manager came to our table before we could leave and asked me about it. I explained everything again to her and she said they cook their potatoes fresh every day throughout the day and the bread comes from some place I’ve never heard of, a bakery I believe. I appreciated her effort but it didn’t change the fact that the food didn’t taste fresh or quality but we didn’t get the feeling that she believed me and perhaps thought I was just trying to complain or get a free meal - which was not the case. She sounded calm enough when speaking but her energy felt like she was annoyed. She said she’d take my meal off our bill, which me and my husband both said that wasn’t necessary as we still intended to pay for the food, we just wouldn’t be returning. She took my meal off anyways, which just seems like the standard response to something like this but that wasn’t my intention. The food is pricey and for the quality it’s not worth it. We still won’t be returning. The pancakes my husband got were delicious, although expensive for pancakes.

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  5. LeAnnJ

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall was a disappointing experience. My expectations were higher than what we experienced. This is a very casual place. Food pretty good but overpriced. $20 for a plain cheese omelette. The smell from the seals etc was overpowering!!! Absolutely an unpleasant odor. So unformed a place with such a beautiful view. Probably won’t go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing view!! Our breakfast 🍳 celebration was perfect 👌🏻 We had a great time at my daughters BDay We would love 💕 to come back for lunch

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  7. susan

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    View is spectacular as it is across from the beach. The smell from the sea lions is overwhelming at first but once in the restaurant it tones down. The seats were not very comfortable, and the tables were close together. Service was good as was the food. There were 6 of us for breakfast. It was very expensive which appears to be the way of dining out in this day and age. I did not appreciate the 20% gratuity added to the check for a "large" party (I don't think 6 constitutes large) (I would have preferred to add my own percentage), as well as the surcharge added to the bill. It was a very expensive brunch, although we did enjoy mimosas. I would think twice about returning.

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  8. JuddiB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great. The lunch menu is not very big

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome sunset. Beautiful evening and food is great.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were absolutely amazing!!! Incredible views as well! The only down fall was the noise from the construction on the deck outside which is obviously a temporary inconvenience. Otherwise it was incredible!

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  11. Barrett

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were awesome, did us a solid on staying open a little late for a post engagement dinner. Everything was fantastic.

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  12. Kate

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for 6 a month ago for my daughters Baby Shower brunch - on a Saturday! They were so gracious and gave me a private table area and let me dress the table with some lined and flowers. When I called the day before they did say they could not guarantee early access - but the stars were aligned! They invited us to stay as long as we wanted (also super lucky no reservations booked for the space after us). we lingered, sipped sangria and opened presents after we ate our delicious brunch. We took tons of beautiful pictures - what a view! Forever memories. Thanks to all.

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  13. 5starr4me

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still great after my last visit 10 years ago. Great location and view, nothing like the coast toast! The eggs were really good, very soufle fluffy like. A must see and visit anytime you are in La Jolla

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  14. JonathanB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, honestly was bland. I say keep it simple but not sacrificing the flavor. Coffee was not great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with great food. Views are top tier.

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  16. Lanettegp

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I absolutely love this location at the cove and this little villa that was built in 1854 did not disappoint! We were originally sat outside on the veranda, but we had to move inside for two reasons. The first was the intense smell of the birds and sea lions wafting up from the cliffs, and the second was there were a group of women who were so loud and obnoxious outdoors that we couldn’t even hear ourselves talk to one another. The food was amazing. I had the chilachiles, my husband had the breakfast burrito and my daughter had the original coast toast with a side of sausage links. Everything was spectacular. I would definitely go again! 

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  17. ChristinaE

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brockton Villa is one of my favorite places in La Jolla. The sunset views are amazing and the food is delicious! The curry clam chowder is to die for and the wine selection is great. The seafood linguine is one of my favorite dishes!

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  18. Tedi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best French (Coast) Toast I have ever had!!! Will come back next time in town just for that!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views, food was good and service was excellent.

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  20. DRGinSD

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Give yourself plenty of time to find parking, because they will not seat your party until every person is there. Leave at least 30 minutes to find parking in that area, especially during busy times. Freddie the server was very personable, and the food was delicious. I had the yummy blood orange margarita, and was pretty happy with my meal, as well.

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  21. Laura

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always! It was at an “off” hour and we sat and played cards and it was delightful! Can’t beat that view.

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  22. Glen

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location and great food.

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  23. ScottS

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, but there wasn't anything really special for Easter as the text message blast made it appear to be.

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  24. Tess

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, service was quick and staff was all very friendly. Water was constantly refilled and they were very attentive. Views were beautiful and the main point of me going, but was very happy with the whole experience. Prices were to be expected but not overly exorbitant. Would definitely go back!

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  25. ErinR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visit the Brockton Villa everytime I stay in La Jolla Cove. It’s definitely my favorite restaurant! The service is always great, food is always good! My server Megan was very attentive and kind! Kept bringing me refills on my drink without having to ask which I appreciated so much! Definitely will return!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall great place. The service was pretty good. We were sat on the outdoor balcony looking towards the ocean. I think next time I would choose inside just because it was so cold. Their dinner menu was good, not a ton of options but very fresh! For sure coming back

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  27. Lolo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, the view was perfect however the service lacked. The hostess was great but the server couldn't remember to refill coffee even when asked. It was ridiculous, I was able to get one refill after asking multiple times and waiting 20 minutes for it!

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  28. Buntz

    Philadelphia

    847 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    847 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice, hearty breakfast overlooking the Cove. Terrific.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. I have been coming to Brockton Villa for over 25 years. The service and food is always excellent and the view is unsurpassed!!!

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  30. MPC59

    Austin

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You folks have created a wonderful outdoor dining experience. We appreciate the EXCELLEnt service!!! Food was lovely! Thank you!

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  31. JDSAN

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience w great views. The food was so-so. Perfect for a coffee but I would get lunch elsewhere

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  32. BlairR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents were visiting from out of town and we were looking for the perfect place to show off the best of the area. Brockton made our reservation easy and chose an amazing table for us on the open-air deck (great option for my COVID cautious parents) with 270 degree views of the cove. We are birders and distance swimmers and enjoyed the sightings right from our table. Everyone added the Coast Toast option as our side and were thrilled with our food and espresso drinks. All 4 staff members we interacted with were lovely, especially the hostess, what a sweetheart - we all connected with her. Thank you for the perfect morning.

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  33. JamesJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience here. Service was very friendly. Food and drinks were good. Prive was fair. View was excellent

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  34. SherriH

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Clam chowder wasn’t our favorite. The spinach artichoke dip would have been amazing, but it had SO many onions!

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  35. CanuckDC

    Chicago

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch with family visiting from Canada. Coast toast, Cinnamon Roll pancakes, Avocado toast, Greek steamer bowl, all delicious. Attentive service. Brockton Villa never disappoints.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and fabulous service! Will return for more :)

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  37. Yummy

    San Antonio

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and view was spectacular! We ate here twice during our stay in La Jolla

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  38. Buntz

    Philadelphia

    847 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    847 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coast Toast and a wonderful omelette while eating outside overlooking lovely La Jolla Cove. Enuff said.

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  39. TroyT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices have gotten ridiculous and the ambiance seems different

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  40. Suej

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall. Great location and view, too.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brockton Villa using the Order Online button. Brockton Villa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-7393.

Brockton Villa is rated 4.6 stars by 2673 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brockton Villa

1235 Coast Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prospect
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events <br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mareyja Sisbarro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 454-7393
  • Private party facilities
    Our ocean front historic cottage has cozy home like charm. Private parties can take place in the entire cottage or in specific areas (the Nook, Veranda, Main Dining , Patio). Each seat has an ocean view. With our award winning menus, our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party.
  • Private party contact
    Joanelle Norris: (858) 454-7393
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