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Fig Tree Cafe

#213 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
+1 858-274-2233
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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San DIego
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem — a bit hard to find, but worth it! Had a business breakfast there and knew the moment I walked in that it would be great. The place has the Pacific Beach feel, laid back and beachy, and the food and service were both great. I had banana pancakes that featured slices of banana inside... More 

Thank SanDIegoCaliGal
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Funky charm and awesome food. PB at its best. Fig stuffed French toast delicious. Get there early and avoid the crowds

Thank Goebone
McLean, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fig Tree Cafe was delicious!! We really enjoyed our brunch here! Only complaint is that the service was a little slow. Definitely a cool spot and great food!

Thank Hilary F
Surfside Beach
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a "joint" in the best sense of the word... Reminded us of some of our favorite places back home in South Carolina. Crooked floors, questionable building practices, real foliage falling in your beer glass, seat yourself and kick back - our kind of place! And the bacon - awesome. Great service, tasty creative food and a nice beer... More 

Thank 620toddf
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Not great views but it is such a great place to start the day. The breakfast is fantastic with the "breakfast sushi" yes sushi being a great way to eat bacon and eggs. Can't fault this place and will definitely return esp. As so much of the menu can be had gluten free... Come here!!!

Thank Paul F
Rocca di Papa, Italy
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the food here. It's my second day in a row and I'm sure to be back here tomorrow!!! Real gluten free places are hard to find so my daughter and I who suffer from celiac disease can enjoy and not have to worry!!

Thank triathle
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great little place in PB. Unusual menu, big portions, enough to share. Great bloody Mary's. Only issue was the celery in the Bloody Mary was dirty :(. Otherwise it was great.

Thank 1129path
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Totally unexpected gem for breakfast. The homemade coffee cake was to die for. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Breucreu
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful, mostly outdoor restaurant true to its name: it's like you're dining in a fig tree! Beautiful trees tower over creating a green canopy. I've only tried the brunch so far but it was delicious. Highly recommend the bloody Mary's with the candied bacon! Relaxing and cute cafe. Would definitely go back.

Thank KKLevy
Perris, California
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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We been at the FTC multiple times, one of our favorite is the crab and lobster Benedict, but this time we try something new and we were in heaven!!! PISTACHIO PANKES are super moist, fluffy and full of flavors!! originally they come with ice cream, we ask instead mascarpone cheese, is the BEST!!!

Thank Cinthya D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: 5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?