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Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest

4.2
192 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

Welcome to Fig Tree Cafe in San Diego, a place where guests can sit back, unwind and be taken care of. Come by for a variety of breakfasts, from French toast to a classic scramble straight from a hot skillet. Fig Tree Cafe is also open for dinner.

Brunch with Fig Tree and savor the flavors of the morning over a cup of fresh roasted coffee. Get your much needed vitamin C with a tall glass of pressed orange juice. If a heartier late afternoon meal is in order, the braised angus beef short ribs is a crowd favorite. Bring your friends for a low key conversation or bring your family for a gathering. Fig Tree Cafe in San Diego is waiting for you.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

Lunch: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Thursday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM.
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Phone number
(619) 298-2010
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Cross street: Between 4th & 5th
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
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vipdonron (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2016

What a great surprise! I was there by chance for the Thursday all day Happy Hour menu. The Truffle Fries were a bargain and delicious. The Pizza was excellent. If they would just upgrade their beer/wine/drink selections it would be outstanding. I would go back nonetheless.

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vipthedish (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on March 16, 2016

We ate here for dinner. The appetizer jars were the first disappointing item. The "avocado chutney" was a small piece of avocado, with stale tomatoe chunks and a lot of onion. The olive tapenade were cheap black olives mashed up. The entrees were not much better. The sausage pasta and short rib dish were both heavy and uninspired. No thanks -- won't be returning here.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was fantastic but no surprise because we have been here many times before.

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Pommette (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

Delicious, fresh ingredients. Creative menu

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Pommette (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on February 11, 2016

Great food, excellent service. We will return!

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KaiKitsune (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 18, 2016

The warmly lit dining room was very comfortable and inviting. We sat at the bar that overlooks the kitchen and prep area which afforded a nice glimpse into the hard work the cooks were putting into their foods. The wine selection was high quality without breaking the bank and the all food was incredibly fresh. What stood out to me was the fish entrée- cooked perfectly with light seasoning that allowed the subtleties of the natural oils in the moist filet to really shine; the side vegetables and potatoes were tender and bursting with flavor. This is a great restaurant for meeting with friends after work, date night, or hosting some out of town relatives to experience high quality cuisine that is distinctly "San Diego".

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2016

I wasn't expecting much since I don't usually eat in the area. But once I took a bite of my food I knew it was a good choice. It's a nice place. The food was tasty and the portions were very reasonable for the prices. The restaurant was very short staffed when we went but they handled themselves very well. Great find and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2016

I have been here for both brunch and dinner meals and they are always wonderful. The service is great, the food is even better! With daily specials to choose from and a menu you always know will be good, how can you go wrong? Definitely recommend it!

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vipbpatrick3pk (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2015

We went on Dec 30th. in the evening after flying into San Diego. It was not a busy night. We had 4 adults and a 3.5 year old - Dylan. Dylan immediately jumped up to the bar seating area where one of the chef's gave him a fresh strawberry. He was so happy. The waiter, Michael, learned Dylan's name quickly and took special are of him and us. Food was great, MIchael was excellent - both from service and friendliness perspectives.

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vipSteph (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2015

This is our 3rd time to Fig Tree Cafe - Hillcrest.
Great food! Great staff! Great food!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

Lunch: Daily: 8:00AM - 3:00PM.

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Thursday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM.
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Cross street
Between 4th & 5th
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(619) 298-2010
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Catering
Fig Tree Cafe Catering offers extensive menus perfect for any special event!
Allow us to perfect your next party, gathering event or wedding! Whether an event for 25 or 250, we can accommodate your needs.


For more info please email info@figtreecafehillcrest.com
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Parking details
We validate parking in the union bank parking lot (enter from 5th avenue).
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Executive chef
Alberto Morreale
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate up to 75 people for a private dinner at the restaurant!
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Private party contact
Johan Engman: (619) 787-2483
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine