These past couple of days, I’ve been going to bed just thinking about next morning’s breakfast. It’s actually been quite a motivational factor in me waking up earlier. Any egg/avocado/potato combo or smoothie bowl usually does the trick. I remember reading on the Internet somewhere that going to bed is basically a time machine to breakfast…I’m down for that.
Fancy-schmancy (read: expensive) brunches in La Jolla are a lovely way to spend your weekends, whether it’s just catching up with old friends or spending time with new ones. The Cottage in downtown La Jolla has basically established itself as one of the go-to brunch places in the area, and if you stop by here on the weekends, you’ll usually see long lines of families and couples waiting to be seated. On busier mornings, you can expect to wait for at least 30 minutes on average, but given its location, it’s nice to walk around the area. Recently, they started being open for dinner, but I haven’t had the chance to visit during dinnertime yet.
Some of their most popular items on the brunch menu are any of the eggs Benedict, their stuffed french toast (10/10 would recommend), and many of their other omelette options on the brunch menu.
Had the chance to catch up with one of my closest friends since freshman year a little bit before finals week of last quarter, and of course we had to treat ourselves to some nice breakfast (how else were we going to power through finals studying, ya know? 😉 )
He ordered the Tuscan omelette, which comes with a side of roasted potatoes and a scone.
There’s chicken, sautéed mushrooms, melted brie, roasted tomatoes and avocado! Super filling, and the perfect combination of omelette toppings.
I went for Joe’s Special, which is an egg scramble with chicken sausage, spinach, mushrooms and onions and also came with a side of potatoes and a scone. The scramble was perfectly flavored with the addition of the chicken sausage, and the potatoes were soft and well-seasoned. And the scone? OH MAN…super fluffy, buttery, and the jam that came along with it was the perfect little treat to finish off brunch.
Prices here are a lot higher than you might expect, this meal was $13. With tax and gratuity, you can usually expect to pay around $16-17 for your meal. I treated out a friend here once and the bill was $40+ for the both of us…oh my. But hey, friendship is priceless, right?
This is, in my opinion, one of the best brunch places to visit in La Jolla, and there’s something for everyone-whether you’re a sugary-breakfast loving gal (get those French toast I promise they’re amazing) or need a good ol’ eggs Benny to start off your day. Now go treat yo self.
7702 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037