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The 9 Best Breakfast Spots in California!

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The Mission in San Diego has been named as one of the top 25 breakfast spots in the country, thanks to creative updates and healthier takes on breakfast classics. Soy sausages, tofu scrambles and fruit topped pancakes can be enjoyed at any of The Mission’s San Diego locations.

— Best Things California team

23 Best San Diego Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots

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In a city known mostly for its incredibly pristine beaches, sparkling blue waters, and abundance of breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why their breakfast reputation could be easily overlooked. But that’s a mistake visitors won’t want to make. From darling cafes with panoramic ocean views to classic diners serving up greasy goodness 24 hours a day to monster-sized dishes that have found their ways onto the popular TV series Man vs. Food, San Diego has it all.

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San Diego Breakfast Spots to Try This Week

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San Diego is one of the jewels of California. Established in 1769, it’s one of the oldest cities in the state, and visitors flock there for its fantastic beaches, great hiking, artistic scene, and entertainment.

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— Ryan F.

The Mission Restaurants are touted by Zagat and USA Today as One of Top Breakfast Spots in U.S.

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The Mission Restaurant was selected as one of the top 25 breakfast spots in the country by USA Today and Zagat. The Mission restaurant is where diners go to eat simple, healthy, great-tasting food they won’t feel guilty about. Breakfast is their specialty, so you won’t go wrong by ordering their blueberry cornmeal pancakes that are as big as the plate they come on. They’re filled with fresh blueberries and sweet cornmeal, and topped with powdered sugar and their sweet berry purée.

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— San Diegan

Where to Get the Best Breakfast / Brunch in San Diego

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Some people claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When it comes to the following San Diego restaurants, we couldn't agree more.

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Highest-rated restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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With the advent of Big Data, it’s now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they’re fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

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17 Of The Best Breakfast Spots In San Diego – Gems That You Have To Try!

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Heading to San Diego in the near future? Or maybe you’re already here? San Diego is known as America’s Finest City, and for good reason. We’ve got great weather year-round, tons of fabulous activities, beaches to enjoy, and warm friendly people.

French toast with berries tossed on top
— Deanna

20 Essential San Diego Breakfast Spots

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t waste it on soggy cereal. In a city where the choices are many — think everything from a classic egg dishes and avocado toast to artisan pastries and French crepes — this list highlights old-school haunts and hip A.M. hangouts across town. Make your first meal of the day a delicious one with Eater’s guide to these 20 essential San Diego breakfast spots.

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Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

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Highest-rated brunch restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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Brunch—the portmanteau combining the words “breakfast” and “lunch”—is the best of both worlds. An event as much as a meal, brunches are weekend affairs, where a large meal is served in the late morning and into the early afternoon, featuring not just coffee but drinks like bloody marys and mimosas alongside waffles, pancakes, french toast, and mounds of eggs, toast, and breakfast meats.

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This Is The Highest-Rated Breakfast Restaurant In San Diego

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Breakfast. The most important meal of the day, and many people's favorite type of food. With an almost endless list of options, from french toast and pancakes hot off the griddle to hash browns and eggs cooked however you like them, each person has their own combination that they love and their preferred spot to order it.

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The 10 Best Breakfasts And Brunches In Downtown San Diego

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Downtown San Diego has a bustling night life, and the perfect way to recover after a night out is with a delicious breakfast or brunch. With so many fantastic cafés and restaurants, there are many perfect brunch or breakfast eateries in downtown San Diego.

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BEST BREAKFAST IN SAN DIEGO

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This is one place where waiting for a table proves worthwhile – The Mission is the local favorite for hearty, unusual breakfasts and lunches. Fill up on Chino-Latino and American dishes like the Zen Breakfast (scrambled egg whites, braised tofu, brown rice, and lightly grilled veggies), the Desayuno Burrito (tortilla filled with potatoes, eggs, cheese, beans, and chipotle cream), strawberry-granola pancakes, and roast beef hash and eggs. Great coffee; wonderful quesadillas, wraps and tacos for lunch. Prices are reasonable and portions are huge with some saying a stack of pancakes can feed multiple people. The Mission is also very kid-friendly.

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ONE OF THE TOP 25 BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS IN THE COUNTRY!

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The Mission Restaurant was selected as one of the top 25 breakfast spots in the country by USA Today and Zagat

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36 HOURS IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

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The Mission restaurant is a San Diego institution, serving Mexican-inspired breakfasts and lunches at three outposts. The branch (1250 J Street, 619-232-7662) in SOMA (for South of Market, but no one calls it that), in an old plantation-style building that sits in the shadow of the Petco Park baseball stadium, is light, airy and filled with young hipsters from the surrounding lofts. Try a breakfast quesadilla or a Mission croissant stuffed with eggs and cheese.

— Janelle Brown

15 MUST-TRY LUNCH & DESSERT SPOTS IN SAN DIEGO

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The Mission is a local favorite that serves affordable, health-minded Chino-Latino cuisine with a whimsical edge. Stop in to this urban bistro for lunch and try one of their exquisite and unique quesadillas, the Baja shrimp wrap, or any of their gluten-free or vegetarian options. Local restaurateurs, Fay Nakanishi, Deborah Helm, and Thomas Fitzpatrick came together to open the original Mission Café & Coffeehouse in Mission Beach in 1997. Since this time the restaurant transformed and expanded to two additional locations in North Park and SoMa East Village. The Mission has been praised by numerous renowned publications for its award-winning eats.

— VI Staff

5 BEST BREAKFAST RESTAURANTS IN MISSION BEACH (SAN DIEGO)

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Thank you to The Vagabrothers, Marko and Alex, behind the foremost travel channel on YouTube, for featuring The Mission East Village as one of their favorite breakfast spots in the whole city. Check us out at the 9:00 spot!

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