The island gem of Coronado has a little something for everyone when it comes to breakfast. Whether you prefer a tasty treat with your coffee, want to sit back and dine with views of the water, need a large plate to cure a late night out, or prefer a farm-to-table approach we’ve got a list for you of the best spots in Coronado! After you’ve enjoyed one of these great options, consider booking a walking tour with So Diego Tours to learn more about small island life!
This quaint little spot has been operating since 1911 in the historic Anderson Building along Orange Avenue and offers a casual dining option. Order at the counter and then grab a table inside or out on one of their sidewalk tables. They are known for delicious house made pastries but also feature a full breakfast menu. We recommend Tony’s Avocado Toast served on their homemade seven grain bread with a fried egg added or their Breakfast Croissant Sandwich. They open at 7:00 am everyday of the week and have a full espresso bar as well as beer & wine.
This European style café is located near the Coronado Ferry landing and offers light breakfast items in a relaxed environment. They have an extensive selection of pastries baked fresh each morning as well as house made granola, oatmeal, seasonal fruit, assorted quiche and a Breakfast Panino. Their cafe features a full espresso bar, a large variety of hot teas, green and black iced tea, juices, sodas, beer, wine and mimosas.
If you are looking for something on the lighter side, this might be the best option for you. Offering an assortment of juices, smoothies and bowls all are created with fruits and vegetables handpicked by local farmers and delivered to the store daily. Their Acai – Kale Bowl is a favorite, topped with banana, pineapple, coconut flakes and almonds.
Specializing in tropical island cuisine, this bayfront restaurant serves Sunday brunch from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Their interior dining room offers tiered seating so that almost every table has a view of the Bay and downtown San Diego. If you prefer to sit outside, they also have a patio and dockside courtyard. To start with their Crab, Avocado & Mango Stack is delicious! If you’re in a breakfast mood, try their Eggs Copenhagen (a smoked salmon version of an eggs benedict) and if you’re feeling more of a lunch mood, try Peohe’s Mahi Mai’a sautéed with macadamia nuts, bananas, Frangelico and coconut ginger rice. If you’re looking for a tasty island beverage, order the Mango Mojito!
Located in the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, this spot features open air seating and is one of the best waterfront restaurants in Coronado beach. They offer an expansive breakfast buffet daily from 7:00 -11:00 am for $38 per person or you can order a la carte from the breakfast menu. Their buffet features an omelet station as well as plenty of sweet and savory breakfast favorites for you to enjoy.
With a French inspired menu and perfectly crafted artisan breakfasts rich in flavor, this intimate 45-seat restaurant offers inside and outside dining and features a courtyard with hand-painted murals, fountains, tiled walkways and beautiful flower gardens. Menu favorites are the Banana Foster French Toast, Crab Benedict and the Artichoke Joe’s Scramble with fresh artichoke hearts, sautéed onions, mushrooms, spinach and garlic. Reservations are accepted for parties of 6 or more only and this is a local favorite so come early or be prepared for a wait!
Serving hungry locals for over 90 years, this café has been operating out of its current location since 1954! Known for huge plates sure to fill any appetite, they serve breakfast all day and on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer months, they are open 24/7 for you to enjoy lunch and dinner too. The café still boasts its original diner décor, a 100-year old flat top grill and an iron hood that was salvaged from an old ship over 125 years ago! Their menu includes traditional food favorites like the California Omelet and plenty of Mexican specialties like Breakfast Burritos, Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles. If you’re an early morning person, stop in Monday – Thursday between 7:00 – 9:00 am for their early bird specials – large plates at great prices!
Serving breakfast all day every day from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm, this coffee shop offers more than just great coffee. House specialties include many Mexican inspired dishes as well as traditional breakfast favorites. If you’ve got a large appetite, we recommend the Chicken Fried Steak Biscuit Sandwich served with a fried egg, country gravy and hashbrowns! They don’t serve alcohol but have a large selection of milkshakes, malts and floats as well as a full espresso bar and made-to-order smoothies. They also have a walk-up window that you can order pastries and beverages from if you prefer something lighter and on-the-go.
For an authentic Mexican breakfast, consider this delicious spot that’s been around for more than 35 years! Serving breakfast Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and on weekends until 2:00 pm, they have a great selection of authentic dishes. If you are in the mood for something sweet, try the Coconut French Toast. If you want a traditional Mexican breakfast, try their Pozole Rojo or Machaca con Huevos, both favorites! If you’re in the mood, one of their hand-shaken margaritas will quench your thirst!
With a farm-to-table approach to dining everything on their menu is fresh and delicious! They serve brunch each Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and we recommend grabbing a table on their outdoor patio and ordering a couple of share plates while you sip on one of their creative brunch cocktails. Favorite share plates are the Monkey Bread, Brussels Sprouts and Deviled Eggs. For the main course, we recommend the Crab Cake Benedict or the Grilled Cheese served with marinated peppers, chili honey and a side of roasted tomato soup – don’t’ forget to add a fried egg! They can get busy but do take reservations if you plan ahead.