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Shirleys Kitchen

) #134 of 187 Restaurants in La Mesa Cafe,
7118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5926
+1 619-466-9295
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
22 Feb 2017
“Good coffee and friendly service”
2 Apr 2016
“Decent, not spectacular”
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Cafe, Diner
7118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5926
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

A small cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. Parking lot was small and there is street work so no parking in front. Patrons are warned not to utilize the lot next door or their vehicles would be towed. Prices are average for breakfast ranging on...More

Thank 537darlenem
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

If you want a cheap meal served with a quickness, this should be your spot. I feel like I had no sooner finished placing my order with, "and a coffee to drink" than the food materialized on the table in front of us. They must...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a great neighborhood café for breakfast or lunch. It has some fantastic specials, their fish taco Fridays is a great lunch item. Staff is friendly, food is good, and the coffee is hot...what more do you need.

Thank K T
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I understand why everyone gives Shirley's good reviews. The staff are very nice and they keep any eye on you. Your coffee will not run low. I had the ham steak and eggs. Yum. Eggs cooked perfectly. Hash browns nice and crispy. Ham was thick...More

Thank michaelluna
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This is your classic home cooking with great portions, great prices and food with FLAVOR! For example I love potato salad but everywhere I have been it is always "safe" which means bland in my opinion. This is the first potato salad I have eaten...More

1  Thank rjm2090
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Went based on other reviews. Loved this place-very local. Mix of classic American and Mexican dishes. Awesome 'real' service, the kind you get from long tome servers/ owners--not min wage, just passing through, types. Why would anyone go to the chains (Denny's, CoCos)? We called...More

1  Thank RKHosey
Reviewed 17 April 2013

04/15/13 N 32 45.300 W 117 02.742 On our way back to Yuma,Az. We stopped in La Mesa,Ca. At Shirleys Kitchen for breakfest. What a find. Its a little neighbor cafe where they know the names of most of the people that come in. It...More

Thank Emry L
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I had another comfort food attack this morning. I was driving around doing a bunch of errands before we set off on a major 27 day cruise from San Diego to England. By chance I drove down a bit of a sketchy stretch of University...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Shirley's is a homestyle diner with some of the best food we had during in a week's visit to San Diego. It has an enthusiastic local following, and now we know why. We came in for breakfast on a weekday, and were immediately greeted and...More

Thank Lemurcatta
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Good prices, great service and the food was excellent.

Thank Gailmo
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5926
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-466-9295
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