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!

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Kairoa Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
University Heights
103 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 mod...

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La Bonne Table

$$$$·French·
Hillcrest
934 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 dele...

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Farmer's Table - Bay Park

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Bay Park
690 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Great for Brunch in San Diego

Au Revoir

$$$$·French·
Hillcrest
696 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 aff...

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The French Gourmet

$$$$·French·
Pacific Beach
1,152 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 br...

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Great for Brunch in San Diego

Cosmopolitan Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Old Town
330 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion

Stepping into the Cosmopolitan Restaurant is like stepping back in time. Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Old Town, the Cosmopolitan has existed in some form for over 200 years. The brunch...

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Brigantine Escondido

$$$$·Seafood·
Escondido
1,261 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 ...

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Sugar and Scribe

$$$$·Breakfast·
San Diego
270 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch

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...

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SEA180 Coastal Tavern

$$$$·Seafood·
Imperial Beach
2,416 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 classi...

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Parc Bistro-Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Banker's Hill
1,699 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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, Nutel...

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Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
900 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

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...

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Bleu Boheme

$$$$·French·
Kensington
2,898 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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 ...

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The Red Door

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Hills
2,273 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 compr...

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94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

$$$$·American·
Kearny Mesa
2,865 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion

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 wa...

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Great for Brunch in San Diego

Hunter Steakhouse - Oceanside

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Oceanside
718 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 ...

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