Diners in Cortez


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The diner at 12th and Broadway never got an official name, so locals just started referring to it as 'The Restaurant." The greasy spoon doesn't offer frills, with mismatched silverware and minimal decor, but the breakfast dishes, hamburger combos, and Mexican plates have gained a loyal following.
999 Park Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US
According to Zagat, the portions of breakfast plates at Broken Yolk Cafe can be "obscene"?although one could also consider them generous. Sometimes, these sizes are even considered a challenge. In 2010, Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman paid the restaurant a visit to tackle its infamous Iron Man Special: a 12-egg omelet, topped with chili and piled onto a 15-inch pizza pan. Opened in 1979, Broken Yolk has spent decades fine-tuning its southwestern recipes?many enigmatically named for people such as "Betty" and "Tony G". Alongside steaming breakfast burritos and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the menu features nearly 13 omelets stuffed with fresh ingredients such as beef chorizo and avocado. Shredded hash-browns are crafted from fresh potatoes, and the salsa is handmade each day. Until its official closing time at 3 p.m., Broken Yolk also serves sandwiches and half-pound Angus burgers. The local chain's 13 locations each feature their own private banquet room and secret underground passage to one of the other restaurants.
355 6th Ave.
San Diego,
CA
US
At Golden Hills Coffee Shop, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Plan to indulge a bit at Golden Hills Coffee Shop, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Grab the kids when you head to Golden Hills Coffee Shop — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Golden Hills Coffee Shop with their charming outdoor seating. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Golden Hills Coffee Shop — it's strictly casual. You can also grab your grub to go. Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Golden Hills Coffee Shop's C St address. The grub at Golden Hills Coffee Shop is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
2505 C St
San Diego,
CA
US
For a low-key lunch, Crest Cafe is a charming cafe worth checking out. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Crest Cafe also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. With its kid-friendly vibe, Crest Cafe is a great spot for families to chow down. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Crest Cafe with their charming outdoor seating. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. Crest Cafe doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit. The dress code is strictly casual at Crest Cafe, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Or, take your food to-go. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
425 Robinson Ave
San Diego,
CA
US
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