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In a Nutshell

  • Hometown favorite
  • Features south-of-the-border-inspired dishes
  • Zagat rated
  • Full menu until midnight

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Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of south-of-the-border-between-the-United-States-and-Mexico-inspired dishes and delectable drinks at Crest Café, a Zagat-rated feasting-ground. With celebrated breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, there’s a lot of terrain to navigate your curious taste buds through.

It takes a lot of love to sustain a neighborhood restaurant for close to three decades, and that love is well earned at Crest Café. Signature dishes span the entire day. Wake up with the Carolenas corn tortilla, which puts a delicious egg, salsa, jack cheese, and avocado breakfast on a bed of tortillas, similar to the one you woke up in ($7.95). For a sweeter bite, embrace your state pride with the three-raisin french toast with currants and Thompson and California golden raisins ($7.25).

When you’re in need of a midday or evening pick-me-up, the variety of delectables is highly impressive. Along with a great collection of pastas, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, there's the bell-pepper infused turkey meatloaf ($9.95), the Not Your Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie ($9.95), and the honey-glazed pork chops ($15.95). For those who leave room in their digestion chambers, the croissant bread pudding and butterscotch pecan apple crunch sing pretty melodies of filling-you-up and bass lines of mouth-thrills.

Crest Café makes food for people who eat food and serves up plates with a whole lot of love and attention. It's become a can't-miss local institution for locals and non-locals not living locally.


Crest Café is a Zagat-rated eatery. Yelpers award Crest Café 3.5 stars:

  • The quintessential California cafe - and consistently the best cafe in town. Delicious, inexpensive food right in the heart of Hillcrest. – VanessaSD, Zagat
  • Crest cafe is one of San Diego's little gems. A complete straight up neighborhood place! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, with wonderful weekend specials. – jennifero1724, Zagat
  • The Crest Cafe is awesome! When you are in need of comfort food with a little bit of flare, Crest is the place to go. – sam s., Yelp

Zagat Criteria

You don’t just become a Zagat-rated restaurant for no reason. Straight from Zagat rater Peter Bogard, here are his criteria for determining top-notch restaurants:

  • “How difficult would an adult find the maze on the children’s menu?”
  • “Do the restaurant’s TVs cover my parent’s silence after I admit I was expelled from dental school?”
  • “Are groveling dogs discouraged from wandering the dining area?”
  • “When is karaoke night?”
  • “Is the cute waitress really flirting with me or just being polite? I should ask for her number. No, I shouldn’t.”

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Customer Reviews

The green sauce (chimmichura or something like that) on my omelet was fantastic! As for it no matter which omelet you get! Our waiter Josh was a lot of fun, too.
Milo S. · January 11, 2015
Crest has great food, good prices and wonderful service. Crest is one of my go-to restaurants when I'm in the mood for consistently great food.
Danielle M. · March 22, 2012
Very Good!!
Cristy M. · March 21, 2012
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