Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. The Best Restaurants for Breakfast on OpenTable
  3. The Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Diego
A photo of Best Breakfast Restaurants thumbnail

The Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Diego

San Diego seems almost mythical with its white beaches, sunshine all year-round, and picture-perfect sunsets. Imagine what happens when those combine with foodie influences from around the world. Avocado-and-tomato eggs Benedict, Californian-inspired huevos rancheros, and traditional American flapjacks stand out as just some of the staples in "America's Finest City". Southern California's jewel stands alone in the dining world. The city's eclectic menus reflect its history as a melting pot of the world's cuisines: Mexican, Italian, American, East Asian, and every fare in-between has a home in San Diego. Add access to some of the finest seafood, local wines and a craft beer scene that goes toe-to-toe with the best of them. Indeed, San Diego has something for everyone. But when it comes to eating out, where is San Diego's best breakfast? Welcome to our Tastemaker List! Data from thousands of expert restaurant-goers show exactly where to find San Diego's best breakfast. Whether Broken Yolk's classic Golden State Benedict or Harbor Breakfast's famous Hangtown Fry, San Diego has it all. Read on to discover where to satisfy even the most eccentric of breakfast cravings!

A photo of Otlogo
The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Kairoa Brewing Company, La Bonne Table, Farmer's Table - Bay Park
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Brewery, French, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:University Heights, Hillcrest, Bay Park
A photo of Kairoa Brewing Company restaurant

Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$
Brewery
University Heights
4.5
103 reviews
Nestled in the center of University Heights, Kairoa is home to San Diego's finest New Zealand cuisine. The ample drink menu does not disappoint — craft beers, wine, and mimosas are all on tap. The modern farmhouse design is a testament to the owners’ New Zeland roots. the comfortable, elegant design mixes well with the menu. Diners will enjoy one of San Diego’s great brunches in fine style. The shrimp & grits combines New Zealand’s legendary seafood with an American classic. Kairoa prides itself on fresh, quality ingredients. The shrimp butties, vegan chilaquiles, and Kiwi-inspired eggs Benedict are particular fan favorites.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of La Bonne Table restaurant

La Bonne Table

$$$$
French
Hillcrest
4.8
1147 reviews
LA BONNE takes the best of country French cuisine and brings it to the heart of San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood. This cozy French bistro offers one of San Diego’s most impressive brunches. The delectable croque madame, mushroom crepe, and French toast (with nutella!) are some perennial favorites. It’s that combination of classic French cuisine with a nod to American tastes that makes LA BONNE excellent. Diners can enjoy bottomless mimosas and the Bloody Mary comes recommended.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Farmer's Table - Bay Park restaurant

Farmer's Table - Bay Park

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Bay Park
4.1
964 reviews
Just a short jaunt down Claremont Drive from Mission Bay Park, Farmer’s Table takes the very best of the “farm-to-fork” attitude and brings it to life. An Italian eatery, Farmer’s Table offers diners a menu filled to the brim with every breakfast food imaginable (and done right). Light options include old-fashioned oatmeal, fresh fruit-and-granola, and a range of different omelets. The chile Relleno omelet, shrimp frittata, and short rib Benedict make for heartier options. Farmer's Table's varied menu even includes classics like huevos rancheroes and jambalaya.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Au Revoir restaurant

Au Revoir

$$$$
French
Hillcrest
4.2
781 reviews
A staple in the Hillcrest dining community since 2010, Au Revoir describes itself as a “typical Parisian French Bistro”. The truth is not so simple — Au Revoir is anything but typical. The menu is affordable, the ambiance is cozy, and the food is positively delectable. Diners can expect traditional French breakfast dishes combined with a dash of modern French cooking. Even better, the largely French staff make the diner feel as if they are dining in a bistro off Rue de Rivoli. The French toast, eggs Benedict (salmon, duck, lobster, and mushroom), and fresh crepes make Au Revoir an excellent option for a weekend brunch.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of The French Gourmet restaurant

The French Gourmet

$$$$
French
Pacific Beach
4.6
1312 reviews
The French Gourmet sits at the north end of Pacific Beach, nestled against the base of the La Jolla Mesa. Part bistro, part winery, and entirely French, The French Gourmet has it all. An impressive breakfast menu replete with all the great classics (and some new ones) makes it an excellent option for breakfast in San Diego. American breakfast classics are aplenty at The French Gourmet. Eggs Benedict, French toast made-to-order, and authentic French coffee are crowd favorites. And, of course, no breakfast restaurant in San Diego would be complete without Nutella crepes.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Brigantine Escondido restaurant

Brigantine Escondido

$$$$
Seafood
Escondido
4.6
1388 reviews
The Brigantine is home to San Diego’s best surf-and-turf cuisine. This is California at its finest — fresh fish, eggs, omelets, and a dash of south-of-the-border flavor sprinkled on top. Expect ample avocado, fresh fruit, and hearty portions big enough to share. The Brigantine’s breakfast menu offers the breakfast classics diners expect. Eggs Benedict, crab & shrimp omelets, and macadamia-encrusted French toast served with berry compote. Diners looking towards the sea for breakfast can enjoy a crab cake Benedict and grilled salmon Oscar. Of course, the classic chicken fried steak and eggs is a must-have!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Sugar and Scribe restaurant

Sugar and Scribe

$$$$
Breakfast
San Diego
4.7
270 reviews
This Ja Jolla restaurant is everything diners need in the best breakfast in San Diego.. The all-day breakfast starts bright and early and lets diners select from a range of freshly-sourced dishes. The legendary “Fluffernutter” sandwich combines peanut butter, marshmallow, bananas, and fruit. Not to be outdone, the “Nutella Nuts French Toast” is a perfect sweet start to any day. The Sugar and Scribe doesn’t shy away from the classics. Eggs and bacon, scrambles, egg Benedicts, and an Irish breakfast round out the menu.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of SEA180 Coastal Tavern restaurant

SEA180 Coastal Tavern

$$$$
American
Imperial Beach
4.5
2794 reviews
This beachside restaurant is the best of California cuisine and San Diego location. SEA180 is more than a prime location: the food is as impressive as the beachfront aesthetic. Diners can enjoy classic American dishes: buttermilk pancakes, steak and eggs, bacon, and even a prime rib hash. There’s no shortage of sweet dishes, either. French toast, Nutella French toast, and a fan-favorite Churro French toast stack make for an amazing breakfast. No restaurant would be complete with a selection of eggs Benedict: SEA180 makes an excellent crab and salmon Benedict. The Baja omelet, huevos rancheroes, and chilaquiles rojos round out the menu with a nod toward's California's varied cuisine.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences
A photo of Parc Bistro-Brasserie restaurant

Parc Bistro-Brasserie

$$$$
French
Banker's Hill
4.7
2323 reviews
Parc Bistro-Brasserie combines a French-inspired menu with an elegant interior to produce one of the best breakfasts in San Diego. The Parc offers traditional French crepes with a twist — berry, Nutella, and ham crepes are all on the table. For a heartier meal, the restaurant embraces seafood with passion. Smoked salmon bagels, crab omelets, and salmon scrambled eggs are healthy and tasty breakfast options. Of course, diners would be remiss if they don’t sample the short rib hash, steak frites, or classic eggs Benedict. Parc Bistro-Brasserie tops off their ample breakfast menu with bottomless Mimosas.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences
A photo of Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar restaurant

Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mission Hills
4.5
1076 reviews
The definitive “New American” restaurant, Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar adds a dash of simple elegance to contemporary restaurant design. Harley Gray epitomizes contemporary American cuisine and makes the shortlist of the best breakfast in San Diego. The menu offers traditional eggs & bacon, a sundried tomato & artichoke heart omelet, and plenty of egg scrambles. It’s easy to see why Harley Gray’s is a neighborhood institution. The restaurant doesn't shy away from traditional south-of-the-border dishes, either. Chilaquiles, huevos rancheroes, and a classic breakfast burrito round out the menu. A hungry diner is sure to enjoy Harley’s Hot Mess, the signature egg scramble with veggies, cheese, and a dash of salsa.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences
A photo of Bleu Boheme restaurant

Bleu Boheme

$$$$
French
Kensington
4.7
3073 reviews
This upscale French restaurant has it all: French cuisine, ample drink selections, and a Bohemian aesthetic. The menu is the best of French breakfast. Crepes, eggs Benedict, French toast, and mimosas make for an excellent brunch. Diners in the mood for less complexity may enjoy a traditional American breakfast — eggs, potatoes, toast, bacon. Diners find the croque madame to be particularly enjoyable.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of The Red Door restaurant

The Red Door

$$$$
Italian
Mission Hills
4.8
2570 reviews
A true San Diego institution, The Red Door takes the farm-to-table mentality and elevates it to another level. This restaurant sources most ingredients from local suppliers. The Red Door doesn’t compromise on the quality of their dishes. Famous for their hefty dishes made to share, The Red Door’s menu doesn't disappoint. Hearty servings of biscuits & gravy, cinnamon buns, and pancakes are large enough for two. The signature “The Scramble” (bacon, toast, potato, and eggs) pairs well with the farmhouse aesthetic. The “Ribs ‘N Cakes”, a set of pancakes served with braised short ribs. Anyone looking for the best breakfast in San Diego should give the Baja shrimp & grits a shot. It’s classic Americana at its finest.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Piazza 1909 restaurant

Piazza 1909

$$$$
Italian
La Jolla
4.7
524 reviews
Piazza 1909 ranks highly for the best breakfast in San Diego. This Italian-inspired eatery combines the best of breakfast classics like French toast, blueberry pancakes, and smoked salmon-and-eggs with free-range, organic ingredients and plenty of fruit. There’s no lack of traditional breakfast options on the menu. Eggs Benedict and spinach & mushroom eggs are fan-favorites. The signature egg scramble combines Italian sausage, Parmigiano Reggiano, peppers, and onions. Vegetarian variations exist for most dishes. Diners can make the most of the opportunity to take hands-on cooking classes with the Piazza staff!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego restaurant

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

$$$$
American
Kearny Mesa
4.3
2836 reviews
Take a World War I-era aviation theme and apply it to a restaurant and the 94th Aero Squadron appears. Aviation relics and displays give the 94th Aero Squadron a unique ambiance and aesthetic. It's warm, comfortable, and rustic in all the right ways. The legendary champagne brunch starts at a respectable 9 am and embraces all the classics a diner might imagine. Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, and blueberry cheese blintzes, round out the menu. All together, 94th Aero Squadron offers visitors a unique dining experience, exclusive to San Diego.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside restaurant

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

$$$$
Steakhouse
Oceanside
4.2
819 reviews
Hunter Steakhouse offers early dining options for the particularly famished visitor. With some of the best prime rib in San Diego, Hunter Steakhouse covers all the bases for a brunch-goer looking for meat (and lots of it). Salmon, top sirloin, beer-battered shrimp, beef tips, and BBQ baby back ribs round out the meat selection. Of course, there’s no shortage of rice pilaf, potato, veggies, and onion rings. The warm, inviting, rustic interior is everything diners expect in a steakhouse. Dark wood, muted lighting, and tasteful classic movie posters give the steakhouse the perfect sense of occasion.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo