I've been to Cafe on Park many times, although only for breakfast. The pancakes are the best I've ever had and absolutely huge! Be sure to come hungry. There is also almost always a wait on the weekends, unless you can get there right when they open. But even if you do have to wait, it is well worth it. I do think it is a bit on the pricey side though, especially for breakfast, but again, the taste makes it worth it.
I'm a native and I love love love this place! It's where I take family and friends who are visiting... Pancakes the size of your face, delicious omelletes, very fast service.. and my coffee cup is never empty. It's very colorful and artsy on the inside, and they do serve alcohol in case you want a bloody mary in the morning and in a tall mason jar. I hope you take this advice and check it out! Careful on weekends.. it gets super busy in the mornings.
We have had the pleasure of dining at Cafe on Park many times, ordering different menu items each time, and have loved each and every visit. Their breakfasts are not only delicious, but original in composition and immense in size. If you go on a weekend, expect a wait, but DO wait! You will be so happy that you did! The prices are moderate and the quality outstanding. Cafe on Park is one of our favorites!
We have been going to this restaurant for many years and are never disappointed. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and efficient. The food is FANTASTIC! The price is very reasonable. If you are new to town, just visiting, or a permanent resident of San Diego, you need to visit Cafe on Park. All are welcome!
Pros: Great taste, large portions, willing to personalize the dish
Cons: Only open 7:30 am - 2 pm
I was born and raised in San Diego and I have yet to go to a better breakfast spot. Love their lunches too! Delish turkey sausage! Huge man-hole size pancakes with fun original flavors like captain crunch, perfect eggs and breakfast potatoes!!! YUM YUM YUM!!! For lunch the burrito is HUGE and scrumptious! The tuna melt is the best I've had.. and so is the mac and cheese- very creamy and decadent! This place is the BEST!!!
Cons: you'll crave it all the time!
Visited San Diego around Labor Day and stayed near the Park. Kept driving one morning because it looked like it might be too long to get seated. How happy we were that we decided to give it another try the next day. Yummy! Porridge? I haven't heard of that since Goldilocks and The Three Bears. It was, as the title says, fabulous! Hearty, healthy, with many flavors meshed together. Not too sweet, beautifully presented and enough for two meals....like the pancake, which filled the WHOLE plate. I can't ever remember asking for a "breakfast doggie bag". It was just as good the next morning. Every bite was savored. The service was also outstanding. Hope the delivery was easy and all is well with the baby. !!Highly recommend!!
Pros: The food.
Cons: May have to wait if you're not there first.
Table for four and all four satisfied! Our diner was DELICIOUS to say the least. I had the New York Steak with Gorgonzola. It came with my favorite Garlic Mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. The potatoes were rich and creamy with just the right amount of garlic and the garnish was a very nice touch. My Veggies were stemmed but not limp or soggy and very flavorful.
On my next visit I plan on having the Turkey Burger. It was smothered with mushrooms and had a spicy-mayo. Can't wait.
I liked that my Corona came with a chilled mug. The rest of the party ordered wine, tasting was allowed. The water is served in mason jars again nice touch.
I've always drank out of mason jars after I've d finished the delicious jelly, jam or canned peaches my mom has made.
Our waitress was friendly, outgoing and attentive.
By the way this is my first review-the food was so good I was compelled to share it with San Diego.
Pros: Two Thumbs up!
Dined here with a few friends for brunch on Saturday. We were amazed at the portions and the extensive, unique menu. They seemed to have a lot of 'comfort food', which I love. My friend had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes (so good), I had a soup (huge portion) and spinach salad. My other friend also enjoyed their dishes. I would definitely recommend this place. They had something for everyone on the menu and everything was very fresh and presented well. My only complaint would be the server had a bit of an attitude with us. Otherwise, food outweighed any of that nonsense.
Pros: Food, Portions
My husband and I had just gotten to our hotel and wanted a close place to eat. We decided on this place based on CitySearch reviews. The food was fantastic and plentiful with moderate prices. The service was excellent! The homemade Kahlua cheesecake was the best I've ever had. This was a fantastic experience and one of the most memorable from our vacation. We'd do it again in a second!
Pros: food, service, location
Cons: huge portions
This has been my favorite place to hang out for over 10 years. Andy, the owner and staff make everyone feel at home at Cafe On Park and the food is excellent. You will not leave hungry. Many people dont seem to know that they have an awesome dinner menu and the food is just delicious! This is your neighborhood eatery and it is awesome, clean, fun to dine at and a great place for private parties or group events!
Pros: Opens early!