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“Gorgeous view tasty food ”

Caroline's Seaside Cafe
Ranked #35 of 1,242 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Caroline’s Seaside Café by Giuseppe is a beach front restaurant located on the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography campus in the Seaside Forum with full ocean views, serving healthy and creative California style dishes with a focus on organic and sustainable sources, hormone free meats and poultry.
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend shared veg rap and salad was very tasty and the view was breathtaking the weather was fantastic so it was a great experience

Thank Revile
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were not impressed by the cafeteria style restaurant - especially when we received high recommendations from our concierge. We realize now that they must have a deal going because we walked by a lot of much better breakfast places to get here for average food at best.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We dropped by here for lunch after it came recommended from a volunteer at the aquarium. Parking was difficult as you can't use the uni spaces during the week, however we found a two hour spot a couple of blocks away. There was about a ten minute queue to order and find a table (you aren't allowed to take a table until after you've ordered). The food was tasty and fresh. Only a four star as my soup arrived cool to warm rather than hot. We only had to wait about 15 mins for food but there is a big sign that says when busy there is a 30-35 min wait for food, just as a word of warning. Friendly staff and baby high chairs available too, no complaints on that front.

1  Thank MurrayTripp
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The food and view were terrific, thus the rating of 5. The parking lot has a sign with large letters saying something like "Public Parking on Weekends" then goes on with much smaller letters about which spaces you can use, blah, blah and on down the sign says something about the pay station. 4 adults in our car and several other vehicles in the lot didn't read the sign well enough and received parking tickets for $65 each from UCSD, which owns the lot. I'm from a small town where "public parking" means free parking-- obviously I should have known better, and should have read more carefully, but the signage trapped a lot of people that day-- it could have been much better written. The experience ruined a dining experience that would have been fantastic otherwise. So look out.

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2  Thank MaineTumbleweed
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great beachside cafe on UCSD campus, simple food and moderately priced with great view. Parking difficult during weekdays when school in session but good crowd but eat I side or outside. Great value soup and sandwiches.

Thank Grant K
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