After a gorgeous wedding in San Diego this past summer we finally tried The Cottage restaurant in La Jolla. Since the fiance went to college in San Diego his buddies were always talking about this place. I was so excited when they decided this was the place for the post-wedding meal.
Although they are known for their stuffed french toast, we tried it all. From the tuna salad-stuffed avocado to the Chilaquiles everything on this menu was outrageous. Even Pretty Things had to try the house-like restaurant on her trip to San Diego… and has incredible photos of her brunch too..
courtesy of The Cottage
La Jolla French Toast
Not only was the menu phenomenal, but the service and gorgeous “front lawn” seating made the experience even better. If you’re ever in San Diego, this is a DEFINITE recommendation.
For more than just brunch, but a great burger, Food Smackdown has some other insight for The Cottage too!
7702 Fay Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
After reading rave reviews of Phillip Marie we knew we had to try this brunch. The West Village charm is incredible, and the food is even more. Upon arrival there was already a line out the door – good thing we had a reservation. However, similar to most hot-spots, we needed the full party in order to sit.
wall decor - ain't that the truth
After we finally sat down we were immediately served with brunch cocktails – mimosas all around served with a splash of vodka. (Yes, champagne, OJ and vodka)! Of course, I started with a bloody mary – it was not the best. So I quickly switched to the mimosa cocktail. These were serious mimosas for the serious bruncher..
Crab cake Benedict
- 2 Crab Cakes Topped with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise and Skillet Potatoes
- The crab cake and eggs benedict was “perfect”
Traditional Egg Benedict
- Traditional and perfect! Served with 3 eggs and skillet potatoes
- Topped with Fresh Whipped Cream & Strawberries
- Pancakes were tasty with homemade cream (no syrup needed)
Frittatta was runny and delicious - the potatoes were incredible!
- Unfortunately, this frittata is no longer on the menu
But no worries, we enjoyed our meal before having all of our refills of the strong mimosa cocktail. Next thing we knew, we ended up having a major Sunday Funday throughout the West Village!
This is hands down one of the best brunch experiences thus far. The food was overall fantastic, the price was fair, the service was incredible and most of the all, the laid back yet preppy atmosphere was perfect for a summer-time brunch. I’m looking to head back this winter!
Brunch Review: 5 out of 5 mimosas
569 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(at 11th ave)
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