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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-202-0569
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“tuna melt” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we visited there was a pretty decent queue. The staff barged past the queue like you're an inconvenience to them. Once at the counter no hello, sorry for the wait just more attitude like you should be privileged to be there. When busy it's...More

Thank MILLYP2000
Reviewed 3 days ago

VERY reasonably priced breakfast ($8 for an omelette with toast and fruit) with a great view. Very laid back place with plenty of seating out on the veranda as well. Well worth climbing the stairs!

Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and relaxing place where you can get a tasty lunch with the beautiful view on the ocean!!! They should invest some money in the furniture. Knives are not shart, tables are quite old. Also the place looks a bit dirthy so a bit...More

Thank Aleksandar K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great view the food is good but a little bit pricey I sede area not clean experience service really bad

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often go to Caroline's Café for breakfast. They have a variety of dishes for breakfast and there is something for everyone - even if you are vegetarian or vegan. They are very flexible and even make omelettes with no egg and no cheese :)...More

Thank Sara808080
Reviewed 11 July 2017

food is fine but the view & the vibe & the location are the best things about this place-- scripps pier is beautiful

Thank GerdyG47
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome views of blue sea from cafe terrace along with delecious food. Great place to enjoy your brunch on weekend. Chicken salad sandwiches & panckackes are nice options. Coffee is good too....

Thank click n
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went for breakfast on a misty morning. The food was mostly standard fare but still excellent. The view was amazing. Limited indoor seating.

Thank wilee67
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Stopped here for a quick lunch - loved looking over the water while enjoying fresh salads and sandwiches. Note for the weekday visit - parking will be a challenge!

Thank trvlfun
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Great food, great view and worth the wait. You have to go up to order and then find a table but the view makes it all worth it.

Thank Karen M
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Janice A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is below the cafe which is accessible via ramp.
8 October 2015|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
No...that is the worst part about this location. You have to find street parking or park in the beach lots and walk down. I do not recommend it for business meetings because of this. The school lot is well monitored and they... More
31 March 2015|
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Response from Calchamp1 | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited handicap parking spaces available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569
Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is a beach front restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum with full ocean views, serving healthy and creative California style dishes with a focus on organic and sustainable sources, hormone free meats and poultry.
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