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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We bravely went on a Saturday and there was about a 30 minute line to place an order. The menu is more honestly called brunch but there were a few sandwiches too. Our food was terrific, the view was beautiful looking out at the Scripps...More

Thank Pepper-free
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

If you want breakfast and an incredible view this is the place for you. You can watch surfing while you dine. The porch is sunny and the fresh air is perfect. The food is a little pricey and good but you are paying for the...More

1  Thank pa s
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great low-key spot to enjoy the beach and food. Had lunch on sunny day and enjoyed smell of salt air, view of the bay and coves as well as the modern deck seating.

1  Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely spot for breakfast or lunch looking out over the sea. This provided a great place to pass the time whilst our two boys were in surf club 😊👍

1  Thank rgoold
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place and decent food. The location is fantastic. Weddings keep happening nearby and great to watch the decorations. There is always a wait/queue.

Thank Shruti t
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there any handicapped parking available?
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.
is there a parking lot?
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
Is there handicap parking near the restaurant.?
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
View, Local cuisine, 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
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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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