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Kono's Cafe

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Pacific Beach
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704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
+1 858-483-1669
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast! The restaurant is small and basic, and there is an outside patio. But the breakfast was perfect. Exactly what you'd expect with pancakes, French toast, bacon, etc.

1 Thank texasgirl-98
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cash only restaurant. My family and I have been coming here for years and it's always good, always consistent. The amount of food you get for a $7 Big breakfast #1 or #2 is ridiculous. It's steps from the beach and terrific for people watching. I highly recommend this spot for both locals and tourists.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Pacific View Inn and decided to go for coffee/tea. We ended up coming back for breakfast. Large portions and great food. Just remember, CASH ONLY!

2 Thank Mannie N
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be ready to stand in line for the best burritos in Pacific beach. Always worth the wait. Big enough to split unless you are a big eater.

2 Thank tbrown6220
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience was with the egg burritos. We cut them in half and each of us (5 people) could only finish 1/2. We had a lot of left overs. Our leftover bag weighed 5 pounds. They are huge!!!! I recommend the one with bacon. It has more flavor. I still used hot sauce on it.

2 Thank kayleen s
Canton, Michigan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always love going to Kono's when I bring guests to town! You can sit right on the water. Sometimes there's a small wait, but it always goes by quickly. I can never finish a breakfast because it's so large - all for $10. The price is unbeatable in this area!

2 Thank 424reeder
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on reviews and were happy we did. The line was daunting when we arrived but it moves very quickly. Normally we have someone on our group save a a table but because the turn over was so quick, there was no need. There is also an additional deck to sit across the street (we didn't see... More 

2 Thank Carolina S
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have a wait, but would have! Arrived for a late breakfast, early lunch and two of us had: Burger, fries, and an egg scramble. Scramble was loaded with strips of bacon, crumbled through out, served with an English Muffin. Best, friendliest service we have had in Pacific Beach. Other reviews rave about the coffee next door and the... More 

1 Thank crazylabchick
Sedro Woolley, Washington, USA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. This is the perfect, reasonably priced breakfast. We managed to get there before the major rush each time. We don't seek out luxury meals on vacation but reasonably priced meals that make us full and are still reasonably healthy (not fast food). This did the trick.

2 Thank ANNA G
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the breakfast burritos are giant and filled to perfection! the patio coffee bar has excellent (strong) coffees. if t you cross the street out front with the breakfast, they have a small hidden patio overlooking the ocean and pier. Couldn't be better! Take note: it is cash only here.

2 Thank Steve-n-Susie

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-483-1669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?