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Cottage

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA - (858) 454-8409
Sunlight streaming in the windows makes pale yellow walls glow; mellow jazz recordings waft through the dining room and into the palm-shaded patio; pretty waitresses in short-shorts carry the world's greatest granola, homemade buns and muffins at breakfast, and stupendous fish tacos for lunch.
100% Approval Rating (12 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
muffins
oatmeal pancakes
Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Irish oatmeal
House-Baked Granola
Hamburger
Tangerine Juice
Chicken Pot Pie
Salmon Salad
Bread Pudding
cinnamon rolls
Rocky Road Brownie
fish tacos

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Cottage exudes the upmarket serenity of old LaJolla. Sunlight streaming in the windows makes pale yellow walls glow; mellow jazz recordings waft through the dining room and into the palm-shaded patio; pretty waitresses in short-shorts carry fruit-garnished dinners ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
(858) 454-8409

http://www.cottagelajolla.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Warm, moist sweetened oats, fresh from the oven, mixed with pecans and Craisins,  topped with fresh fruit, and served with milk.
"Warm, moist sweetened oats, fresh from the oven, mixed with pecans and Craisins, topped with fresh fruit, and served with milk."
Dale Fine





One of the things that distinguishes some of Southern California's very best hamburgers is the way they are dressed. While the beef here is superb, the fresh garnishes, grilled onions, homemade 1000 Island dressing and melted cheese take this hamburger to a higher plane.
"One of the things that distinguishes some of Southern California's very best hamburgers is the way they are dressed. While the beef here is superb, the fresh garnishes, grilled onions, homemade 1000 Island dressing and melted cheese take this hamburger to a higher plane."
Michael Stern


The Cottage's fish tacos are positively elegant. Chunks of mahi-mahi are grilled, not deep-fried, but have a brilliant crunch to their fire-seared crust. Instead of the thick white sauce that is customary on fish tacos, these come with a robust-flavored cilantro-avocado condiment, black beans and chunky papaya relish.
"The Cottage's fish tacos are positively elegant. Chunks of mahi-mahi are grilled, not deep-fried, but have a brilliant crunch to their fire-seared crust. Instead of the thick white sauce that is customary on fish tacos, these come with a robust-flavored cilantro-avocado condiment, black beans and chunky papaya relish. "
Michael Stern


Buttermilk coffee cake -- in the foreground -- is baked each morning, and if you arrive relatively early during breakfast, it will still be warm. Behind it are equally wonderful nut-topped cinnamon rolls.
"Buttermilk coffee cake -- in the foreground -- is baked each morning, and if you arrive relatively early during breakfast, it will still be warm. Behind it are equally wonderful nut-topped cinnamon rolls."
Michael Stern


Good morning! How about starting the day with a glass of freshly squeezed tangerine juice?
"Good morning! How about starting the day with a glass of freshly squeezed tangerine juice?"
Michael Stern


Homey but not homely, Cottage chicken pot pie is a comfort-food triumph.
"Homey but not homely, Cottage chicken pot pie is a comfort-food triumph."
Michael Stern


Is the salmon fresh? Does the sun shine in La Jolla?
"Is the salmon fresh? Does the sun shine in La Jolla?"
Michael Stern


Cottage bread pudding is choc-a-bloc with fresh fruit that in no way diminishes its luxury.
"Cottage bread pudding is choc-a-bloc with fresh fruit that in no way diminishes its luxury."
Michael Stern


Rocky Road Brownie. Sorry, there are no words to describe how good it is.
"Rocky Road Brownie. Sorry, there are no words to describe how good it is."
Michael Stern



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