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Kono's Surf Club Cafe

704 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA - (858) 483-1669
Posted By Michael Stern on September 18, 2007 4:34 PM
Kono’s Surf Club is at Crystal Pier on the Pacific Ocean. It is a supremely casual place with some indoor tables, but when the weather is nice (which it usually is), many customers dine under umbrellas at tables on the patio, where the clean air is filled with the sound of surf. It is also possible to carry your paper plate along the boardwalk and enjoy your bacon and eggs in direct sight of incoming waves and the surfers who ride them.

The lunch menu is a veritable picnic: excellent, fully-dressed hot dogs, satisfying cheeseburgers, BLT sandwiches, and good French fries to accompany anything else. Good as lunch may be, it is breakfast that has people lining up out the door to get to the order counter inside. There is nothing really exotic on the breakfast menu, but everything served is high quality, and portions provide ample caloric intake for a day of beachside fun. Of special note is the item listed on the overhead menu as “Big Breakfast #1”: two eggs, bacon, a toasted English muffin, a pair of pancakes, and a good-size portion of excellent fried potatoes. We are also fond of Kono’s breakfast burritos, loaded with eggs, potatoes, and green chilies.

Kono’s also has a fully-equipped coffee bar on the patio outside, where all manner of espresso drinks, plain and fancy, are available for leisurely sipping.
4 star rating
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breakfast burrito
cheeseburger
Big Breakfast #1

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Posted By Jeff Beeton on May 3, 2011 7:24 AM
My bride and I enjoyed a springtime breakfast at Kono's while I worked a trade show in San Diego. The Big Breakfast is just that. We both enjoyed the large breakfast burrito, adding just a few drops of Tabasco to enliven the taste buds. Coffee is fresh, and eggs are cooked just right.

Post breakfast, we grabbed a coffee and juice to go and walked across the street to the end of the pier. The surf was high after the recent Chilean earthquake and a few surfers challenged the big rollers.

Kono's is small, quaint, and informal, and offers good value for breakfast. Our bill for two burritos, coffees, and juice came to under $11.
3 star rating
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