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Crest Cafe

425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
+1 619-295-2510
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“butter burger” (19 reviews)
“french toast” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We stopped by here while staying at a timeshare in the neighborhood. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was decent, and the prices moderate. Our server appeared to be new as he had to ask the other server about how one item was...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We had to visit after the DDD show and found the menu to be very big. My husband chose pancakes and I had a tostada breakfast. Good service but it’s a small place and we were sat right on top of another couple, way too...More

Thank khanes
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went there with a friend. We are both visiting from FL. I had the breakfast burrito / no meat with Turkey Sausage on the side. We also had a pancake sampler and piece of French toast. My friend had the huevos rancheros. The portions here...More

Thank 507stuarts
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We were in San Diego for 6 Days and was in Hillcrest last night and decided to eat there.. There was one server for the whole place so getting anything was a challenge... I ordered meatloaf which I love eating but this was not meatloaf!!...More

Thank Bearvolfan E
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I don’t always love Guy Fieri’s DDD recommendations, but he did not steer us wrong on Crest Cafe! My criteria for a 5/5 rating: - Would I come back on my next trip? - Would I tell a friend they must stop here? - Will...More

Thank MarathonMom12
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We saw the Crest Cafe on Drive-in, Diners & Dives the night we arrived in Del Mar. It looked great. So we may the short trip to Downtown San Diego and boy was it worth the drive. The french toast was fantastic. I got the...More

Thank mdsarch
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch. Looked at the menu which featured a wide variety. Many of the dishes included bell peppers (not a favorite of mine) and the prices in general seemed 20-25% higher than other places serving similar food. I had the pork chops. They were...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch and it was great. The food was delicious and very generous portions and good prices. The waiter, Faustino I think his name, was very friendly and attentive. The decor inside and out is Art Deco with good atmosphere. We will be...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Had delicious home made onion rings and burgers here. Menu is extensive and prices are very reasonable. Plan to return.

Thank dfb260
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is a place for big eaters and food lovers. My omelette was a work of art. Friendly service, full of regulars, a place to feel at home and to come back to. Creative menu. I wanted to order everything. Too bad I don't live...More

Thank ResidentePermanente
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-2510
Family owned and operated since 1982, Crest Cafe is a San Diego favorite known for delicious, hearty, healthy comfort food!
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