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Point Break Cafe

#324 of 3,766 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-758-9870
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Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It might look a little like a dive, but they've got good food and friendly wait staff. I had a delicious reuben sandwich and my wife had a turkey. Only thing wrong was they forgot the avocado. Menu has good variety of food. Good place to stop for lunch.

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1 Thank Greg E
Conroe, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to this cafe and was pleasantly surprised. Service is outstanding and friendly. Vast breakfast selection and very good!

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1 Thank Michael B
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very casual restaurant where one can always get a great breakfast or lunch. I have not been there for dinner, and cannot offer a valid opinion. In all my years of have breakfast there, the service has always been great.

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1 Thank sdsailor2016
Paris, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened into this place on our last morning in San Diego, and we are so glad we did! EXCELLENT breakfast choices, huge portions of really good food, and a funky atmosphere all made for a really great experience. I had the Crab Benedict, and my husband had an omelette. The portions were so large we didn't feel the need... More 

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1 Thank Frances R
Tacoma, Wa.
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Popped in for a quick breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. A quirky looking bar/restaurant that serves huge portions of fabulous food. Great happy hour too. Highly recommend

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1 Thank peanutTacoma_Wa_
Henderson, Nevada
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Don't expect fancy decor or table clothes. But you can expect good food, friendly service, great beers and fair prices. Kind of dingy but surprising good.

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1 Thank Cruiseman21
Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very good breakfast that tastes home-made. It is dark and cozy inside, and the service is great. Decor is as described in the title of my review, but in a good way.

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1 Thank drbecca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Used to be a regular here. Service has gone downhill, cockroaches, rude service, dirty. Oh, and if you leave bad reviews the waitresses attack you personally on social media. How classy. They keep their bar regulars with questionable after hour business im sure.

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Thank Christine L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This would have been 5 stars because the food is awesome, but.... 3 days into a week long holiday and we've had 2 breakfasts and one dinner. Awesome breakfast's, won't even look anywhere else now and will be back on our remaining days. Waitress service brilliant at breakfast time. Had one dinner, food was very, very good but waitress service... More 

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1 Thank jmoscrop
Fort Worth, Texas
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very good breakfast. Convenient to our hotel in the area. Service was excellent. "Off the beaten path". Our breakfast choice when in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-758-9870

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