The 10 Best Bacon Dish Roundup in La Jolla

Bacon fans take notice! We’ve rounded up our 10 favorite bacon dishes in La Jolla. Whether you’re looking for the best breakfast or a surprising salad, you’ll find something to love.

 

Breakfasts

The Full Irish Breakfast at Sugar and Scribe has two eggs, Irish bacon, black pudding, white pudding, Irish sausage, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, Heinz beans, roasted potatoes, and levain for a hearty meal that will satisfy any breakfast or bacon lover. $16.00

If you’re in a breakfast mood, try The B.W. Bennyat Harry’s Coffee Shop. It’s a waffle with bacon batter, topped with grilled ham, bacon, poached egg, hollandaise (syrup your choice). Where does the name come from? Bacon Waffle eggs Benedict. $11.25

 

Sides

The “Dave” fries at The Public House La Jolla are fresh and crispy fries topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon and special Public House sauce. Goes great on their own or with any of The Public House’s famous burgers (which you can also add bacon to) and brews! $9.00

Bacon-wrapped dates at Prepkitchen La Jolla is one of the most popular dishes there! Bacon-wrapped dates are combined with blue cheese and arugula. Look for it under starters on dinner menu for an incredible appetizer. $9.75

Veggies

Give the Bacon brussels sprouts at La Jolla Brewing Company a shot. Known for their local brews named after La Jolla landmarks, La Jolla Brewing Company also serves up a nice set of pan-seared brussels sprouts with bacon, cherry tomato, balsamic glaze and Parmesan cheese. Who says beer tastings can’t be good for you? $11.00

The Spinach Salad at The Cottage is tossed with warm bacon vinaigrette, tomatoes, red onions, crumbled blue cheese, and avocado for an antioxidant-rich and tasty salad. Catch it at lunch or dinner for a salad you won’t forget! $12.00

 

Savory

If you’re in the mood for a savory, smoky treat, try the Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Shrimp Po’ Boy at The Promiscuous Fork. This sandwich hosts 5 Shrimp with Baconnaise, white cheddar and shredded lettuce on an amoroso roll. If you just can’t get enough, there’s also the BBBLT sandwich with triple bacon and Baconnaise for the true bacon fan. $11.50 and $10.00

 

The June Gloom Burger at The Promiscuous Fork has jalapeño, smoked bacon, cream cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato atop a perfectly grilled patty. Get ready for a savory, smoky, creamy burger. $12.00

The Bacon-wrapped Scallops at Donovan’s Steak House, popular with locals, are accented by a refreshing fennel compote to kick your meal off. $19.00

And lastly, vegans or health-conscious diners, don’t fear: If you’re still on the lookout for bacon, Trilogy Sanctuary Vegan Cafe incorporates an eggplant bacon alternative into their BLTrilogy crepe and Greek Goddess salad. $13.50 and $12.50

Images used from La Jolla Brewing Company (lajollabeer.com), Harry’s Coffee Shop (harryscoffeeshop.com), and The Promiscuous Fork (thepromiscuousfork.com)

7 Must-Have French Toasts in La Jolla

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Both fluffy and chewy, french toast is one of the most popular breakfasts there is. But hang on—just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s boring! In La Jolla’s incredible restaurant community, you’ll find enticing variations that go beyond the standard fare. Here’s the 7 La Jolla restaurants with the best french toast recipes.

 

 

Sugar & Scribe

Sugar & Scribe Bakery and Restaurant offers a charming dining experience. Even better than the decor? Sugar & Scribe’s Brioche French Toast, featuring poached strawberries, balsamic maple reduction, and sabayon. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, giving you sweet and savory options.

Prepkitchen La Jolla

A Whisknlade Hospitality restaurant, Prepkitchen La Jolla focuses on seasonal cuisine made with farm-fresh ingredients. A favorite of locals, their incredible Brioche French Toast is topped with bourbon apples, crème Anglaise, and candied pecans.

Nine-Ten

Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar at the Grande Colonial Hotel is La Jolla fine dining at its best. If you’re looking for a luxurious breakfast, their Brioche French Toast is elaborately topped with mascarpone banana mousse, pecan and oats crumble, macerated strawberries and bananas, and chocolate sauce.

Stuffed French Toast from The Cottage La Jolla restaurant. Image originally from user Oleg. on flickr.comThe Cottage La Jolla

The Cottage has a fantastic brunch reputation that is in no small part due to their famous Stuffed French Toast. Thick slices of brioche lie under strawberry compote and sweet mascarpone cheese.

 

 

Elijah’s Restaurant & Delicatessan

Elijah’s Challah French Toast is local favorite. Thick slices of homemade challah dusted with sugar have just the right amount of chew. Don’t forget to take home lunch on your way out, as Elijah’s won “Best Pastrami in San Diego” from the San Diego Jewish Journal.

Brockton Villa

The Coast Toast at Brockton Villa (top image) is eggy and rich, made playful by its signature hint of orange. Savor yours with a gorgeous ocean view from the patio! Feel free to bring a furry friend to brunch, as Brockton Villa’s patio dining is dog-friendly.

Cody’s La Jolla

Cody’s coastal dining offers a seaside view and classic Americana dishes. Cody’s french toast is medley of textures from the candied walnuts, to the strawberries, finally topped with marscapone honey butter.

Any of these La Jolla restaurants won’t disappoint—let us know in the comments which your favorites were!

 

 

Hungry? In Need of Caffeine? Try Coffee Cup, a Top Spot in La Jolla

Hungry? In Need of Caffeine? A Top Spot in La Jolla

The Coffee Cup in downtown La Jolla is quietly unassuming. However, just walk inside for the bustle of food cooking, espresso machines whirring and customers chatting to make you feel right at home. Though “coffee” is in the name, The Coffee Cup offers far more than that, specializing in incredible (and healthy) breakfasts and lunches.

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Coffee

The coffee here is wicked good, with a notable list of options to choose from. The iced variety will caffeinate and refresh you simultaneously. Add milk and cinnamon to get a kick similar to that of a chai tea latte. If you really want to be decadent try the Mocha Thai: Steamed chocolate milk with espresso, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. If you’re the adventurous type, The Coffee Cup also offers novelty coffee beverages like the Vincent Vega: Coca-Cola, shot of espresso, vanilla over ice. It sounds odd, but it’s surprisingly good!

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Breakfast & Lunch

This La Jolla restaurant serves an incredibly wide variety of foods from a variety of cultural inspirations, especially from Asia and Mexico. In many of the dishes at the Coffee Cup, multiple cultures mix together for a fantastic single dish.

It’s good to know you can order any meal option at any time during opening hours. Fancy an omelette-based dish at lunch? Craving wok rice at 11 am? All okay here.

Some top breakfast favorites include the Soy Chorizo Scramble, Avocado Scramble and the Omar Special. I recommend going for the Avocado Scramble if you’re a fan of potatoes because the crispy, rosemary potatoes here are to die for. Looking to try something incredibly unique and have a preference for rice? Definitely go with the nutritious Omar Special – egg whites with cheese, green onion and tomatoes, brown rice on the side. Grilled chicken and mushrooms sit cheerily on top of all this. Last but not least, drizzled pesto and avocado sauce covers everything.

When it comes to lunch, it’s hard to go wrong. The Wok Rice is heavy on vegetables for those looking to load up on vitamins. The Chicken Asada Sandwich is good for a meal that’s protein-packed and satisfying.

Because there are so many tofu and vegetable-packed options, we highly recommend this spot for vegetarians and vegans. And because there are plenty of choices that’ll make carnivores happy, as well, it’s good for groups of people with mixed nutritional diets.

The Vibe

Though the food is fantastic, my favorite thing is about this spot has to be the ambience. The manager, chef and staff members are enthusiastic and fun, happy to throw a funny face at each other and have a good time while serving good food. It’s definitely a place worth checking out. Head on over to The Coffee Cup at 1109 Wall Street (in between Herschel Avenue and Ivanhoe Avenue!)

Looking for other spots that are delicious and well-priced? Check out 3 Hidden Gem Lunch Spots in La Jolla (On a Budget!)