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Caroline's Seaside Cafe

8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-202-0569
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“tuna melt” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We often go to Caroline's Café for breakfast. They have a variety of dishes for breakfast and there is something for everyone - even if you are vegetarian or vegan. They are very flexible and even make omelettes with no egg and no cheese :)...More

Thank Sara808080
Reviewed 1 week ago

food is fine but the view & the vibe & the location are the best things about this place-- scripps pier is beautiful

Thank GerdyG47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome views of blue sea from cafe terrace along with delecious food. Great place to enjoy your brunch on weekend. Chicken salad sandwiches & panckackes are nice options. Coffee is good too....

Thank click n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast on a misty morning. The food was mostly standard fare but still excellent. The view was amazing. Limited indoor seating.

Thank wilee67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick lunch - loved looking over the water while enjoying fresh salads and sandwiches. Note for the weekday visit - parking will be a challenge!

Thank trvlfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great view and worth the wait. You have to go up to order and then find a table but the view makes it all worth it.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great breakfast place to start your day. Good coffee, access to the beach and incredible view. Parking can be a problem but worth the time and effort

Thank Ah-Lung
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Love to drive to this place always. Amazing location. Food is very decent always. Tables are dirty though

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We chose Caroline's because we wanted to enjoy lunch at a restaurant close to the aquarium. I loved the design and architecture of the restaurant and its fantastic outdoor space and pretty views. You can watch gliders take off from the nearby glider port and...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Cool place to enjoy a sunny breakfast on a terrasse and enjoy a great view on the beach and the pier! Food is good, simple and fresh!

Thank Dromeluk
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Janice A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is below the cafe which is accessible via ramp.
8 October 2015|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
No...that is the worst part about this location. You have to find street parking or park in the beach lots and walk down. I do not recommend it for business meetings because of this. The school lot is well monitored and they... More
31 March 2015|
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Response from Calchamp1 | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited handicap parking spaces available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-202-0569
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.
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