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The 11 Best Breakfast Places Near Ocean Beach, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

If we know we are visiting these breakfast spots in Ocean Beach we leap out of bed for some of the best eggs in town! We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of breakfast spots! Rise and shine and start your day with great sausages and gravy, smoothies, and omelets at these Ocean Beach diners.

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Azucar

Bakery, $, Ocean BeachBakery, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2016

    10 Places to Find Internationally-Inspired Breakfasts in San Diego

    Eater, 2016
  • Zagat, 2016

    11 Superheroes of the San Diego Dining Scene

    Zagat, 2016

The Cliffs Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Ocean BeachTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

O.B. Smoothie Bar & Subs

$$, Ocean Beach$$San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Daybreak Island Grill

Hawaiian, $, Ocean BeachHawaiian, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Newbreak Coffee & Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Ocean BeachTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Crown Point Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, Mission Bay ParkTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Mission Bay Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Local Krave

Coffee Roastery, $$, Midway DistrictCoffee Roastery, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Olive Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Mission BeachTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Mission Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best San Diego Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots

    Vacation Idea, 2021
  • CultureTrip, 2016

    The 10 Best Brunches In San Diego, California

    CultureTrip, 2016

Cafe By The Bay

Tea & Coffee, $, Mission Bay ParkTea & Coffee, $San Diego, Mission Bay Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Intazza Mug & Grub

Coffee Roastery, Mission BeachCoffee RoasterySan Diego, Mission Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

The Grounds Bean Bar

Tea & Coffee, $$, Mission Bay ParkTea & Coffee, $$San Diego, Mission Bay Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 10162 San Diego restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 San Diego restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what CultureTrip, Vacation Idea and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - The 10 Best Brunches In San Diego, California, Vacation Idea - 23 Best San Diego Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots and Eater - 10 Places to Find Internationally-Inspired Breakfasts in San Diego. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pinot Blanc with your cheese and spinach pancake

    having cheese and spinach pancake and not sure white wine to drink with it? Go for Pinot Blanc. Its smooth and dryflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The best drink pairing for berry pancake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

  • A next-level match for bacon and maple syrup pancake

    When having bacon and maple syrup pancake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of americano, a popular coffee.

Factoids

  • The largest pancake ever

    The pancake dates back to 1994 with an impressive record of 49 feet 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep, accomplishment by The Co-operative Union in England.

  • The best day for waffle

    waffle lovers in The United States indulge in waffle come August to celebrate National Waffle Day.

  • A tasty history lesson

    Herb Peterson is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous breakfast sandwich.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Ocean Beach. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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