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About Brockton Villa

Great Food * Epic Sunsets

Brockton 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!

1235 Coast Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Social Hour:
Everyday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner:
Everyday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Prospect

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 454-7393

Website:
http://www.brocktonvilla.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Mareyja Sisbarro

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Brockton Villa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (42)
Waterfront (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
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Great for Brunch (27)
Casual (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (12)
People Watching (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

This is one of our favorite breakfast places. It never disappoints. We love the coast toast, obviously, but the little things like great coffee and prompt service are so nice. We also ordered the chillaquilles, which are SO good here. And their kids menu is wonderful!

The construction surrounding the restaurant didn’t hinder us at all, even though I thought it might. No problems!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We got to the restaurant 10 mins before the reservation. The host was flustered and said we’ll have to wait until our exact reservation since it was super busy. Which it was not, as we walked around a little there were about 20 free tables. 15 minutes passed and we still had not been seated, the host came by again and mentioned it’s super hectic since a table of 25 just cancelled (we were a table of 3). I have learnt that you don’t have to bother customers with your own troubles, just fix it. I’m not interested in what you have to do to get us table when we’ve already been standing around. In addition, we went inside the restaurant and were told to move to the front as there was no waiting area. We were eventually seated on the outside patio, which was pretty chilly from the sea breeze. So we asked to move inside (which took about 45 mins, and yes there were still about 15 free tables). The food was good. The waiter was good apart from the fact that he added 2 bottles of wine to our bill, which we did not order. He was also a little too pushy with recommending dishes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Have eaten at Brockton villa several times and have never been disappointed. The food and drinks are very good and the sevice and location is outstanding. Great to eat out on the patio during summer

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic location, good food, reasonable value. Server and Hostess were very professional and accommodating. My negative was the front end Manager. She created a very negative first impression and was very rude to the hostess and guests, so much so that we considered leaving. Ironically, I overheard her telling the Hostess how guest impression was very important. Maybe she was having a bad day, but I feel sorry for anyone that has to report to her.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was terrific! Brockton Villa is one of my favorite places in La Jolla, and Jonelle is a great manager.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

We were visiting the area over Valentine's Day and decided to have a nice dinner with a view. We settled on Brockton Villa and are so happy we did. The prix fixe menu was to die for and such a great value. We were dining with our 6-month-old baby and they were more than accommodating. Our server was so friendly, and expedited our order so that we could get through dinner before the little guy's bedtime. Our table on the patio overlooking the ocean was just perfect. A wonderful experience from start to finish!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Reunion parking is a problem and open table should note that you need to find parking. The restaurant should have valet

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our waiter could have used more smiles. Service was ok in general.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was good, service awesome, yet I am not too sure why you don't serve mimosa's until 11am. We were there on our anniversary and wanted to have mimosa with our breakfast, yet we were told they don't start serving those until 11am. It is a drink you mainly have with your breakfast. There were also 2 other couples that came in after us, sat by our table and asked for the same beverage. Yet were told the same thing, they didn't understand why they started serving them so late, one couple actually walked out. Maybe you should take this advice and move your timing up a bit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This place is for breakfast ONLY.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place with perfect view and good fiod

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went there to celebrate my birthday & got a great table with this amazing view. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect spot. Food was good & coffee choices were great.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went restaurant week and was delicious. Server suggested mussels for appetizers, very good choice. stuffed after appetizer, three course meal, had to take dessert home...too full!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrated my birthday sitting restaurant week! Great food....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We visited Brockton Villa during restaurant week for lunch. We had a reservation and only had to wait a short time. We were seated on an outdoor deck overlooking the beautiful beach across the street. We ordered off the restaurant week menu , a salmon blt for me and fish tacos and chowder for my bf. His chowder came out first. A small cup but with lots of flavor that reminded up of curry not a usual clam chowder. Our entrees were served and I noticed my side salad had no dressing and my sandwich had almost no aioli. I waited for our server but eventually had to leave the table and go find her to let her know I needed more dressings. One of my bf's fish tacos was very dry so he sent it back and they sent out another that was tender and hot. His rice and beans had no seasonings so he fixed them up with some of his taco salsa. I was a little nervous ordering the house specialty, coast toast, for dessert because of the problems we'd had with our food, but it was delicious. It is a lovely, charming restaurant with great views. We want to go back for breakfast and try the carne asada benedict.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had reservations and got a great table on balcony. Coffee served luke warm and food also. People you had sat down 15 mins after us and ordered after us were served before us. Service was lacking quite a bit and tip we left reflected that. Probably will not return unfortunately.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved the view and the food was out of this world! Would recommend highly!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was our first time to Brockton Villa and selected it from Restaurant Week's website. So happy we did! Lovely ambiance but - large party behind us resulted in difficulties in conversing among our foursome. Regardless - we would come back, especially during the day for the fabulous view over Children's Pool & the view. Food was delicious!

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The view was beautiful. It overlooks La Jolla Cove. We had Devin as our server and he was very attentive. The food was ok. The risotto is a little too citrusy for my taste. Otherwise, it was a good visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and service were great. Construction noise next door was annoying and the construction workers took too many parking spots. I’ll be back when construction is done.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great menu, everything delicious. Fun restaurant week selection. Weird to not have a bar or indoor waiting area. At least they had wine selections for dinner. It was cold out and we had to wait to be seated for our reservation.....in a half empty restaurant. Then we were sat on the patio where there was no heat. Though tables open on patio with heaters. We moved inside. Lovely fireplace.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We are visiting from Canada and always have at least one meal at Brockton Villa while we are here. Their “Coast Toast” is just amazing and the entrées are exceptional, also.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great service charming old cottage over looking the pacific dinner was just ok
Better for breakfast / brunch

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came for the view, but also thoroughly enjoyed the menu options. There was a large selection for vegetarians and a fun drink menu. Service was prompt especially with water refills.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our tour guide suggested this place as an option to check out. We did for the view of the water. Service was great and our server was very pleasant. The menu selection was good.
I had the chowder, it was warm and not as hot as I would have liked. The salad was good.
The husband had the fish tacos, but one of the fish was slightly undercooked.
Overall, all was good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Brockton Villa is so good that I went there 2 times in 4 days! Their coast toast is to die for. Honestly, my family and husband didn't like anything else that they ordered, but they all loved the coast toast. Highly recommended.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Alec took good care of us, they prepared a cute birthday ice cream dessert for my son. The smoked salmon was excellent!!!!! The entire staff was great! Also, the fruit they served us was super sweet! Great experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Friends who live locally recommended The Brockton Villa as a place to meet for brunch. We walked along the Coast Road to get there and were so happy to see there was outdoor dining. Our table, at the front nearest the ocean, gave us a perfect view. The food was excellent. The staff did not make us feel we should leave, even though we sat a long time visiting with these friends whom we have not seen in many years. A truly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and great food. Carne Asada Benedict and Salmon BLT was awesome!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This place came highly recommended from a friend. Now I highly recommend Brockton Villa. My wife and I came here on a beautiful January Sunday morning as part of our anniversary weekend celebration. Though the vibe here is San Diego casual, our dining experience here was just as amazing and wonderful as the $450 dinner the night before, and a lot less. With a breath taking view of the Pacific ocean, we were greeted by warm and friendly hosts and waiters. Starting with tasty mimosas, we then enjoyed fresh fruit, amazing Benedict's and their spectacularly famous "Coast Toast'. We can hardly wait to go their again. We plan to become regulars.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Phenomenal breakfast - best in la Jolla and a million dollar view - nestled on a cliff overlooking la Jolla Cove.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great breakfast spot! Amazing view, great food, and good service. It was a quaint spot that delivered! Highly recommend in La Jolla.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

REALLY ENJOYED THE BROCKTON VILLA. BRUNCH WAS EXCELLENT AND EVERYONE IN OUR PARTY ENJOYED THEIR MEAL IMMENSELY.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed immensely our entire experience with Ryan as our server. He's a great guy (from Philly) and his attention to detail was straight forward and appreciated. AND that Coast Toast will haunt me forever!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was bland. I was expecting something special from the reviews, but we were disappointed in the chicken and the short rib pasta. It was impossible to find a parking space at sunset. I would not go back.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We waited over 15 minutes after being seated before we left. The hostess (Samantha) was very pleasant and the only person who acknowledged us in the restaurant. The table next to ours gave their order to 2 different people and we could see they were frustrated. We were out for date night and rather than let this bad experience ruin our evening, we left and went to another restaurant. Super disappointed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great experience and a great view.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was amazing! I had the crab benedict and some coast toast with berry compote. Would definitely return. They are doing some intense construction next door which affected the ambience but beautiful view and great service from Darren.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Don't normally bother doing reviews but we had such a good time, excellent service from friendly staff in a stunning setting that we went back a second time the following day 😊

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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