Where to Find the Best Late Night Eats in La Jolla

After a night out at La Jolla Playhouse or after spending a whole day at the beach, we all need a little something to fill our empty stomachs. However, it can be hard to find a La Jolla restaurant open after 10 pm! To help, we’ve rounded up all the best late night eats in La Jolla.

Open 24 Hours

Rigoberto’s is a locals go-to late night eatery known for their salsa bar and substantial burritos. If you need a good chile relleno, carne asada burrito, or some dank carne asada fries you won’t be disappointed. Find them at 6990 La Jolla Blvd.

 

Open Late on Weekdays

Popular with students, the Living Room Coffeehouse (cover and top image) is open until 2 am every day and offers a variety of coffee drinks, desserts, and meals. The first floor has both a bistro and a full bar, and lots of tables and other seating to recharge or wind down or chill out upstairs in their Hookah bar where you can order drinks and food. Find them at 1010 Prospect St.

 

Hennessey’s Tavern La Jolla is an Irish-style pub, open until 2 am every day (according to their Facebook page). Stop by for great deals on drinks and food and daily specials! Find them at 7811 Herschel Ave.

Jose’s Courtroom is a Mexican restaurant and bar, open until 11 pm on Thursday and until 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Known for tasty dishes like ceviche, albondigas, and mahi mahi tacos, Jose’s also serves margaritas, beer, tequila and mezcal, and other drinks. Find them at 1037 Prospect St.

 


Shore Rider Bar along La Jolla Shores Beach is open until 11pm on weekdays and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Cold beers and seafood are Shore Rider’s specialties (try the Crispy Squid starters!) though the menu is mainly centered around classic burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Find them at 2168 Avenida De La Playa.

The Spot restaurant and bar is famous for their deep-dish Chicago style pizza and fine wines. The kitchen is open until 11 pm on weeknights and open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, though the bar serves until 1 am on on weeknights and 2 am on Friday and Saturday. Find them at 1005 Prospect St.

 

Herringbone La Jolla is open until 11 pm nightly serving drinks and savory bites! If you’re looking for something larger, they also serve dinner until 10 pm. Don’t miss Herringbone’s specialty cocktails and selection of local craft beers. Find them at 7837 Herschel Ave.

Open Late on Weekends Only

If you’re looking for some late night eats on the weekend, you have a few more options! Enjoy a crispy wood-fired pizza at Wheat and Water, open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Find them at 5737 La Jolla Blvd.

You’ll find amazing Italian food at Piatti La Jolla! Piatti is open until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Find them at 2182 Avenida De La Playa.

Manhattan of La Jolla, located inside the Empress Hotel, serves fine Italian food and cocktails. Catch live music performances with the style of an old New York jazz club! Manhattan of La Jolla is open until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Find them at 7766 Fay Ave.

What are some of your late eating spots in La Jolla?

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)

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.

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!

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!)