San Diego is known for its rich array of stunning beaches, never-ending family activities, and perfect, year-round weather. But before you take in any of that, be sure to start your day at one of these five breakfast spots in what many call America’s Finest City.
A consensus No. 1 breakfast spot in all of San Diego, Isabel’s Cantina encompasses everything necessary for an unforgettable breakfast experience. Leading the list of favorites at Isabel’s Cantina are the coconut pancakes — a perfectly spliced combination that will leave any fan of coconut thoroughly satisfied. For the adventurous folks, the breakfast sushi offers a rare spin on the Japanese delicacy. The Wally Burrito provides a unique take on a breakfast burrito, complete with Isabel’s house-made potatoes.
If you’re looking to go cozy and quaint, then try Cafe 222 which offers unique spins on American classics. The popular Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast will bring smiles to everyone at your table, while the pumpkin waffles come in a close second. Looking for more basics? No worries, there are breakfast classics on the menu as well as healthier fare like oatmeal, granola and fresh fruit.
Hash House A Go Go
With its monster sized portions, Hash House a Go Go will definitely fulfill your hunger cravings. Beautifully decorated dishes arrive at your table helping adhere to their “keeping the fun in food” philosophy. Offering range from oversized flapjacks, breakfast scrambles, signature hashes, and Egg Benedict. If French toast is your go-to breakfast meal, this is the place to venture. Hash House’s version is covered in banana cinnamon cream and a maple pecan syrup.
Known for its chicken apple sausage, grilled rosemary bread and blueberry cornmeal pancakes, The Mission is where diners go to eat simple, healthy, great-tasting food with the guilt. The eatery prides itself on affordability and artistic dishes with its three location throughout San Diego. The Mission also offers unique Latino breakfast plates including the scrumptious rancheros verdes served with fresh flour tortillas. Start or finish your breakfast with a full-service coffee bar which includes lattes, Thai coffee, café con chocolate and more.
Hob Nob Hill
Featured on the popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Hob Nob Hill falls squarely into the dive category. The historic restaurant has been in San Diego since 1944 and gives travelers a real shot of dining nostalgia. Start off with a basket of freshly baked muffins and then dive into options that include more than 10 omelets, Mexican specials or Crab Benedict.
Regardless of which restaurant you choose to start your day when staying in San Diego, one thing is certain, you’ll be welcomed, satisfied, and given the perfect start to your day exploring the beauty and wonder of San Diego.