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Point Break Cafe

#309 of 3,792 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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2743 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2730
+1 619-758-9870
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, United States
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had lunch here today and the service was only surpassed by the great food we all had different dishes and all were satisfied. There were 9 of us and we had huge portions.

1 Thank Bob C
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I mean there was some good but this is your all the way around a dive. It was cute and had some charm and definitely a lot of character. I would dig the whole scene if the food didn't match the interior so well. The people were friendly and I loved the location. I walked from my hotel so that... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting little restaurant on Shelter Island. A bit quirky inside but a homey ambiance. We were in just at the time for breakfast or lunch and all four of us had lunch. Good menu choices and a variety of burgers. I had the fish & chips which were done well - and tasted good - not excellent but pretty good.... More 

1 Thank Kirk H
Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived in San Diego on New Year's Day, after a long drive from Phoenix. We were hungry and tired and chose to eat at Point Break largely because it was convenient to our Shelter Island hotel and also because it was open on New Year's Day! At first, we were a little uncertain if we made... More 

1 Thank Steven B
Ashland, Oregon
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281 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun irreverent atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food prepared just the way you like it. Point Break is one of our favorite San Diego breakfast hangouts. Try it, You'll love it. But, don't look for fancy surroundings or sophisticated fare. Go for just plain bar-like ambiance and delicious food.

2 Thank Tapetseb22
Glendale, AZ
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stay on Shelter Island every December during a veterinary conference and always have at least one breakfast at Point Break. You're treated like a local with attentive and engaging service. The breakfast menu is extensive and we are never disappointed. It's not fancy but filled with character.

1 Thank Robert S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

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 22 November 2016 via mobile

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

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 14 November 2016

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Frances R

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
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?