Restaurant of the Moment: The Patio on 101

 345 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

www.thepatioon101.com

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The Patio on 101 is the perfect spot for relaxing in a calm atmosphere as well as enjoying a gourmet bite to eat! This dog-friendly, indoor/outdoor restaurant has a plethora of menu items to choose from on their brunch, lunch and dinner menus. The Patio on 101 is open Tuesday – Sunday for weekday brunch, happy hour, dinner, late night, and weekend brunch. The restaurant also features a layout that includes an outdoor lounge and kids’ play area! One of our favorite dishes worth trying is the ‘Patio Nachos’ or the ‘Chopped Salad’. Stop by this restaurant soon and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family!

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Restaurant of the Moment: Searsucker

12995 El Camino Real Suite #121

San Diego, CA 92130

www.searsucker.com

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Searsucker has made a statement in the San Diego dining community. This restaurant is a social dining destination with coastal flare where the surf meets the turf in sunny Del Mar. Boasting a large outdoor patio, koi pond, fire pit, and sprawling back bar, Searsucker is the perfect place to gather with friends for happy hour, enjoy a weekend family brunch, or indulge in an intimate date night in the heart of North County. Our favorite dishes here have to be the Wonton Poke to start, then finishing strong with the Short Rib plate! Check this place out for a incredible dining experience!

Searsucker has two locations – Del Mar & Downtown.

Restaurant of the Moment: Cafe By the Bay

3510 Ingraham St

San Diego, CA 92109

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Pacific Beach is full of wonderful hidden gem eateries! The next time you’re in Pacific Beach, stop by Cafe By the Bay to taste some of the greatest smoothies and Acai Bowls in San Diego! In addition to their fruity options, Cafe by the Bay offers a wide variety of sandwiches, burritos, salads, and bagels that are made fresh daily. Our personal favorite menu items are the Paradise Blend Acai Bowl and the Cali Turkey Sandwich!

The cafe is open every day from 8am to 4:30pm.

Cafe of the Moment: The Menu

3784 Ingraham St

San Diego, CA 92109

www.themenurestaurant.com

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The Menu in Pacific Beach has some of the best breakfast items in town! It’s the perfect place to spend time with family or catch up with friends over some blueberry pancakes and coffee.

The Menu’s mouth-watering dishes include omelettes, scrambles, pancakes, waffles and so much more! Our favorite item, though, has to be the daily special with banana pancakes and apple-wood smoked bacon. The menu also has great Mimosas and Bloody Marys – perfect for those days that you need more than just orange juice to quench your thirst!

Located just two blocks from Mission Bay on Ingraham Street, the next time you’re in the Pacific Beach area be sure to start your day at The Menu!

Cafe of the Moment: Dee’s Newbreak Coffee and Cafe

1959 Abbott Street

San Diego, CA 92107

www.newbreakcafe.com

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Start your morning off right with a trip to Newbreak Coffee & Cafe! Voted best cafe in Ocean Beach by the Reader’s Choice Awards, this coffee shop is truly one of a kind! From fresh pastries to breakfast burritos, they have something for everyone, including catering services and takeout. The breakfast and lunch menu has a wide selection of mouth-watering choices, but our personal favorite item is the Sunrise Breakfast Sandwich. It pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee to help kick-start your morning. The next time you’re headed out to Ocean Beach to catch some waves or visit dog beach, stop by this charming coffee shop!

Cafe of the Moment: Communal Coffee

2335 University Ave

San Diego, CA 92104

www.CommunalCoffee.com

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If you’re in the North Park area and in the mood for unique drinks and tasty eats, you have to check out Communal Coffee. They call themselves a craft coffee company, but they also serve tea, lemonade, cold pressed juice, matcha, and more. Our favorite drinks on the menu are the Rose Vanilla Latte, the Sea Salt Caramel Latte, the Sparkling Lavender Lemonade (for those hot summer days), and the Lavender Honey Latte. If you’re hungry, we recommend the Avocado Toast, Lavender Honey Toast, or one of their sweets treats like the Blondie or an Ice Cream Sandwich.

The atmosphere is cheerful and hip – like visiting a carefully curated Instagram feed. In fact, Communal Coffee is practically made for Instagram. They have a collaboration with Native Poppy so the coffee shop is full of beautiful flower bouquets. They also sell fun gifts and cards so be sure to spend some time perusing their selection!

Parking is definitely limited. Like so much of North Park, it’s street parking early. So if you live within walking or biking distance, definitely leave your car at home. But Communal Coffee is definitely well worth the parking struggle!

Cafe of the Moment: Kono’s Cafe

704 Garnet Ave,
San Diego, CA 92109
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Located near Crystal Pier on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, Kono’s Surf Club Cafe has drawn beach-goers for its great tasting, all-day breakfast menu since 1991! Kono’s is open Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm and from 7am-4pm on weekends. They also have a second location in Pacific Beach, called Konito’s Cafe which is open from 7am-3pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The menu is simple, but delicious! It really hits the spot after a day of surfing or exploring the Pacific Beach neighborhood. Our favorite menu items include the Veggie Scramble, Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich, Big Breakfast #2, and Chicken Quesadilla. And of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the breakfast burritos!

Stop by Kono’s after your next surf trip and see why this cafe is truly one of San Diego’s hidden gems!