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!

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Restaurant of the Moment: Trust

3752 Park Blvd #105C

San Diego, CA 92103

www.TrustRestaurantSD.com

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One of the hottest new restaurants in San Diego is Trust, an urban rustic restaurant in the Hillcrest neighborhood! Using locally sourced ingredients to put a spin on your favorite dishes and drinks, it’s no wonder Trust has become one of the most talked-about dining concepts in the city.

Trust serves dinner daily, but it’s their weekend brunch that’s really a crowd-pleaser. Some of our favorite items that we tasted on the brunch menu include the Lemon Meringue French Toast and the Pancakes With Fried Chicken. The French Toast was decadent and delightfully lemony. The pancakes were the perfect savory accompaniment to the juicy yet crispy fried chicken. And of course, how can you have brunch without a round of mimosas? Try the Trust Mimosa made with aperol or one of their fruity flavors like blood orange!

The restaurant itself is beautiful and trendy – the interior is decidedly industrial chic. Yet it still feels welcoming! Trust is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy Sunday brunch with friends or savor a romantic dinner with a loved one.

Cafe of the Moment: Lunch Bunch Cafe

6450 Lusk Blvd e110

San Diego, CA 92121

wwwlunchbunchcafe.com

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If you want to avoid the crowd at San Diego’s most popular breakfast and lunch spots on a week day, head to Sorrento Valley and visit the Lunch Bunch Cafe! From it’s popular breakfast items to it’s delicious dessert items, this cafe has everything to satisfy your cravings. For breakfast, grab one of their breakfast sandwiches, burritos, or sweet pastries. For lunch, try the daily special or pick one of their regular sandwich, paninis, or salads! Whether you want a Greek Salad, Pot Roast Sandwich, or Italian Chicken Panini, you’ll find it at The Lunch Bunch Cafe. They even serve homemade soup! The Lunch Bunch Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:30-3pm, with breakfast served until 11am.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: The Naked Cafe

106 S Sierra Ave

Solana Beach, CA 92075

www.thenakedcafe.com

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The Naked Cafe is a perfect healthy option for breakfast, brunch and lunch!  With their huge selection of vegetarian and vegan options, there is no way this restaurant doesn’t have something for you!  Knowing that whole foods are the key to living a healthy lifestyle, they have perfected the art of balancing wholesome grains, robust herbs and spices, and the freshest produce to create sensational flavors. Their concept of eating “naked” has shown the population of San Diego the importance of natural foods and how they maintain good health.  So check out this fantastic restaurant and see why all of San Diego is enthralled by their delicious plates and warm atmosphere!

Restaurant of the Moment: The Broken Yolk Cafe

2642 Del Mar Heights Rd.
Del Mar, CA 92109
www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com

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The Broken Yolk Cafe is a breakfast/brunch restaurant specializing in classic American- style meals all prepared fresh with quality ingredients! This is the perfect place to grab a bite with family or friends. Choose from breakfast classics like eggs benedict, omelettes, or breakfast burritos or try one of their freshly made burgers and sandwiches! Many of the meals come with optional sides like toast, fries, side salads, or even a cup of fresh fruit. If you are craving a new brunch spot with delicious and fresh food options in San Diego, Broken Yolk Cafe is definitely the place for you! The Broken Yolk Cafe has eleven locations across the county, including Del Mar, La Costa, and San Marcos.

Restaurant of the Moment: Cafe 222

Cafe 222

222 Island Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

619.236.9902

www.cafe222.com

As featured on the Food Network and winner of the Gold Breakfast Medallion for six years in a row, Cafe 222 is a quaint and charming gem in San Diego. It has been operating in the same location since 1991. More than twenty years later, it’s grown into a local favorite.

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The restaurant’s owner Terryl Gavre, also writes monthly columns and dining reviews for Ranch and Coast and San Diego Metropolitan, both local magazines.

The interior is bright and colorful, evocative of your cozy, childhood kitchen. They even have adorable chandeliers made from coffee cups and spoons.

A breakfast, lunch, and brunch place, they are known for their breakfast items, with standouts including the Peanut Butter Banana French Toast, the Pumpkin Waffles, Corned Beef Hash, and the Cornmeal Blueberry Waffles.

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Note: they do not serve regular bacon at Cafe 222. They serve turkey bacon and other breakfast sides like ham, sausage, and even spam.

Come early and be prepared to wait a bit, especially if you have a large party. They are a small establishment with a small kitchen, but they make up for it with friendliness and hospitality.

On their website, they even have video tutorials and printable recipes for some of your favorite dishes, so you can recreate them at home! http://www.cafe222.com/recipes.html