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Cheese Shop

2165 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-459-3921
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oatmeal cookies” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (76 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
2165 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like a place that might be a hidden gem, but as we passed it a few times it seemed to have weird hours and was closed during peak times. We found it open one late morning and ordered two deli sandwiches...A New Yorker...More

1  Thank mattfasang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My whole family enjoyed their sandwiches. Generous portions, great drink selections & candy choices! Friendly & fun. Will come back when we are here again.

Thank Mandee L
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place is an institution, and I mean that in a good way! If you want an authentic deli sandwich that’s overstuffed and delicious this is your place. The cookies are addicting and the candy and soda selection is endless! Yum 😋

Thank ltakarich
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a really good deli counter. You order at the counter and take it to go. There are a couple of tables out on the sidewalk, but this is not really a sit-down place. Chicken salad was pretty good, but the best thing they...More

Thank SoonerDallas
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch after a visit to La Jolla Cove. Sandwiches were tasty and the outdoor tables included a child-size table and small chairs that my toddler loved. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank WashDCTravel202
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great little sandwich shop. Fresh bread, tasty meat and cheese. Tables rightviut front. Hit the spot.

Thank sharon h
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Fresh, quality ingredients and friendly service in a convenient location make this shop hard to beat for a quick lunch. Tables on the sidewalk in front of the shop for eating there, or take your sandwiches to the beach...but heed the warning on the sign...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place is a hole in the wall in La Jolla Shores. It has been there for over 50 years and if you go in and get something to eat, you'll understand why. The service is courteous and relatively quick. The line, if you go...More

Thank Wgou
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The Cheese Shop has been in La Jolla Shores for a long time and have such a loyal following of locals plus a happy long line of visitors looking for great food at lunchtime. Hot sandwiches or cold, the cheese shop makes them! Don't forget...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after a day of hiking Torrey Pines. This is a super cute little sandwich shop where everything is made to order. The guy working the register was super friendly in explaining the menu and pointing out favorites!...More

Thank Jenna1226
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2165 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-3921
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