6 Hidden Beaches in San Diego

Posted by shayadmin on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:21 pm


It’s no secret that San Diego is home to one incredible beach after another. With everyone flocking to the beach to enjoy the stunning views, the beaches can get quite crowded. But don’t worry! Our San Diego experts found some gorgeous beaches where you can go enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean waves. Take a look at six of the best hidden beaches in San Diego:

1. Black’s Beach

Spanning from Torrey Pines Beach to Scripps Beach in La Jolla, Black’s Beach is one of the most famous hidden beaches in San Diego. While well-known, Black’s Beach is very secluded because of its inaccessibility. To get to Black’s Beach, travelers must hike 20 minutes from the intersection of Blackgold Road and La Jolla Farms Road or take a shorter, yet more unstable and steep trail from Torrey Pines Gliderport. Black’s Beach is primarily known for being one of the largest nude beaches in the nation. On the northern, secluded portion of the beach, visitors enjoy tanning without swimwear, while savoring breathtaking ocean views and solitude. Other activities offered at Black’s Beach can include: surfing, hang gliding, paragliding, fishing, and playing with your dogs. If you’re looking for great waves without tan lines and don’t mind the hike, Black’s Beach is the one for you.

2. Moonlight State Beach

A California state park operated by the city of Encinitas, Moonlight State Beach is the main beach in Encinitas. This family-friendly beach is ideal for your little ones because of the safety features and the plethora of activities offered. The slope of the beach leading into the water is not steep compared to other beaches, so playing in the surf is safer for children. Also, lifeguards have a significant presence making the beach even more secure. In addition to the typical beach activities, visitors can enjoy the kids play area, grass park, snack bar, volleyball and tennis courts, picnic tables, and bonfires. Moonlight State Beach is easily accessible from B Street at the west end of Encinitas Boulevard. Although typically very tranquil, Moonlight State Beach can get busy during the summer so bring your family and go early to avoid the crowd.

3. Swami’s Beach

Located at the southern end of Encinitas, Swami’s Beach is famous for its awesome surfing. Despite it being a popular surfing hub, Swami’s Beach is typically surprisingly empty because it is fairly hidden beneath a bluff. To get to Swami’s Beach, take the long stairway along the bluff from the parking lot off of Highway 101. Visit Swami’s Beach to ride some waves, be entertained by local hula hoopers and musicians, explore the tide pools, and enjoy a shaded picnic at the park with an impressive view.   

4. Sunset Cliffs

Known for its stunning views of the cliffs during sunset, the appropriately named Sunset Cliffs is a national park nestled between Point Loma Nazarene University and the ocean. This serene beach is usually quiet enough to hear the ocean waves crash against the cliffs. Aside from enjoying the beautiful view and listening to the sounds of the waves, visitors at Sunset Cliffs enjoy the tide pools, fossils, and trails along the the hillside above the beach. To access Sunset Cliffs, use one of the two free public parking lots. One lot is off Lomaland Drive on the college campus and the other is at the corner of Ladera Street and Cornish Drive. There’s also street parking at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Ladera Street where a stable stairwell leads to the rocky shore below. While Sunset Cliffs has gotten increasingly more crowded over the years, it is still considered one of the more hidden beaches in San Diego. You don’t want to miss the breathtaking views at Sunset Cliffs.

5. Imperial Beach

Imperial Beach lies at the southern end of San Diego between Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard. This beach is a peaceful escape from the crowds with beautiful views that stretch on for miles. In addition to the typical beach amenities, Imperial Beach offers a fishing pier, kids play area, and basketball court. There are also two parks directly on the beach: Dunes Park and Portwood Pier Plaza. The best way to get to Imperial Beach is via Seacoast Drive. Visit Tin Fish restaurant at the end of the Imperial Beach Pier for some yummy fish tacos and a beautiful view.

6. Fletcher Cove Beach

Located in Solana Beach, Fletcher Cove Beach is a small, secluded beach and the perfect place to relax after a long day. Within the beach lies Fletcher Cove Park, also known as Pillbox for its history as a WWII Gunnery installation. This beach park features a grass area, basketball court, and picnic tables overlooking the ocean. Fletcher Cove Beach is easily accessible. There is a public parking lot located at the Cove and free street parking. Fletcher Cove Beach is also conveniently located near the Solana Beach train station, providing easy access to visitors traveling to Solana Beach via Amtrak and the Coaster rail lines. Fletcher Cove Beach is the ideal destination for a quiet getaway along the water.


For more information on all things San Diego, take a look at our other blog posts or contact us today!

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Free Fall Activities in San Diego

Posted by shayadmin on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:10 pm


From the gorgeous beaches to the buzzing nightlife, San Diego is home to one adventure after another. The best part about San Diego? Exploring the city doesn’t have to break the bank! In fact, there are so many things to do and places to visit that don’t cost a dime. Check out some of our favorite fall activities that are absolutely free!


Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga
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Take a Class at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga provides the perfect opportunity to unwind from a busy day through yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Every Monday evening, Pilgrimage of the Heart offers free meditation with an instructor. They also offer free events open to everyone each month, like a Thai massage open house on November 3rd and a journey into the heart of spirituality on December 16th. Check it out here!



Timken Museum of Art

Visit the Timken Museum of Art

Located in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama, the Timken Museum of Art is known as San Diego’s jewel box of fine art. The museum features a collection of European and American masterpieces that cover over 700 years of history. Every day, the Timken Museum of Art offers free docent-guided tours for people of all ages. You don’t want to miss this cultural experience!



Julian, CA

Explore Julian

Nestled in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains, Julian is a hidden gem full of historic buildings, horseback riding trails, and the best apple pie. Pick up a free map from the Chamber of Commerce and get started on a self-guided walking tour around this historic city today! Plus, take advantage of Julian’s annual fall apple harvest until November. It’s the perfect fall activity for your family and children under 12 are free. The first 250 people each day even receive a free pie server!



San Diego Zoo
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Take Your Kids to the San Diego Zoo

During the month of October, Mission Federal Credit Union is sponsoring Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. All children under the age of 11 will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. It’s the perfect time to explore the African Treasure Hunt, listen to fascinating stories from zookeepers, and join in on the fun at their special HalGLOWeen event with your kids!



San Diego beach
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Have Fun at the Beach

With 70 miles of coastline, San Diego is comprised of a wide variety of beaches. Play beach volleyball at Mission Beach, go for a bike ride along Pacific Beach, watch the sunset at Torrey Pines State Beach, or play frisbee with your dog at Ocean Beach… the options are endless! No matter which beach you decide to visit, you won’t go wrong!


Have you fallen in love with San Diego just like us? Contact us today to share your adventures and learn more!

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Top 6 San Diego Attractions

Posted by shayadmin on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 9:18 am


San Diego is one of the top 10 biggest cities in the United States, so it is not a surprise that there are plenty of activities, events and attractions to entertain locals and draw in visitors! It’s not hard to find something fun to do whether you’re alone, with a big family or just friends! However, with so many options, it can be hard to narrow down your options! If you are visiting San Diego soon, or are just a local looking to explore, be sure not to miss these top attractions!


San Diego Zoo

It’s no surprise this zoo is number one on our list of San Diego’s top attractions! As one of the top 10 largest zoos in the entire world, visitors come from far and wide to look at and learn about the 650+ species of animals this zoo holds. Their current featured exhibit is Africa Rocks and features all kinds of special animals and unique experiences.

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Gaslamp Quarter

Although this area is not exactly an attraction per se, the Gaslamp Quarter is definitely a fun area unique to San Diego. It’s simple and easy to book dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter one evening, or even go out for drinks here! Regardless, it’s a fun and lively area that adds to San Diego’s charismatic qualities.



Beach Day at Coronado

California locals are generally known as frequent beach-goers, however San Diego has some of the best beaches in all of California! One of San Diego’s top beaches is called Coronado and is packed with all sorts of fun activities. Whether you want to lay on the large beach, swim, paddleboard or kayak in the ocean, or even just browse around the beach shops and restaurants, Coronado has it all! A day trip to Coronado is the perfect way to experience San Diego like a local.



After some major changes in featured exhibits and operations, SeaWorld is back on track as one of San Diego’s most popular attractions. Although the parks went through some controversy for a while, Seaworld now prides itself on their incredible animal research and rescue programs. SeaWorld even has special attractions, exhibits and ticket prices for their Spooktacular Halloween event going on all month long during October!


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Legoland is a classic attraction for those families with younger kids. Not only can you purchase tickets for the park itself, but there is also a Legoland Waterpark, Legoland Aquarium and Legoland hotels. Whether you choose to make a day or a weekend out of it, Legoland is certainly not a San Diego attraction to forget.


USS Midway Museum

With Camp Pendleton bordering the San Diego in the north, the area is naturally a military town. A great way to learn more about war history is to board the longest-serving aircraft carrier of this century, located next to Navy Pier. Here, visitors can take tours, walk around some of the 60 exhibits, and get an in-depth look at the history of aircrafts in war. It’s an educational experience for the whole family to enjoy!
This is just the beginning of what San Diego has to offer. For more advice on places to visit, restaurants to eat at or real estate in the area, contact one of our realtors today!

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Things to Do This Halloween in San Diego

Posted by shayadmin on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 7:47 am



If you’re anything like us, you’re already trying to hang up some Halloween decorations and get into the spirit of the best holiday of the entire year. Some may disagree with that statement, but I don’t think many will disagree that San Diego has some of the best Halloween events in all of Southern California.


We put together a few of our top Halloween picks for the kids, the family, and even just for the adults to make sure you maximize your fun this year!


The Haunted Hotel

If you have yet to attend this haunted house that is the longest running in San Diego, this is the year! Not only has The Haunted Hotel been a winner of many awards over the years, but also the Travel Channel featured it in their “America Haunts IV” episode.


They have been dedicated to scaring everyone who enters for years, and this year is no different. There is a Zombie alleyway, creepy dolls that chase you, and a clown subway! Every year gets bigger, better, and creepier. Check it out this year from 9/22-10/31 in the Gaslamp District.


Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular Weekends

Unlike our last destination, this is one the whole family can enjoy, including your youngest kids! The Halloween Spooktacular is known to be one of San Diego’s most child-friendly events.


You will find the entire area decorated with Halloween décor, you’ll go trick or treating, and you can enjoy an entire area dedicated to Dia de los Muertos. There you will be immersed in Mexican culture and have the opportunity to learn all about the traditional holiday.


That’s not all though!


Elmo and other Sesame Street character will meet up at the Count’s Castle for a fun costume party only to find out that the Count has gone missing! You and your kids can help them find the Count and save the day.


You also won’t want to miss the ever-popular Clyde and Seamore’s Halloween Bash. These are San Diego’s most beloved sea lions and for great reason! This comical sea lion duo will entertain with amusing tricks and guests like OP Otter to join in on the fun.


So, whatever your plans, spending your Halloween in San Diego is guaranteed to be a wonderfully spooky time!


San Diego Halloween PubCrawl

If you’re looking to get together with your friends and have a party without doing the morning after cleanup of your trashed apartment, we have the answer for you! The San Diego Halloween PubCrawl offers you a chance to get dressed up in your best Halloween Costume and hop from place to place.


The main thing that you’ll get on this Pub crawl that no one else will is special drink offers for everyone wearing the wristband that you’ll get when you arrive for the night. You’ll definitely like the special, as no other bar will even come close to matching the drink prices.


You won’t be told where you’re going ahead of time, but when you arrive, you’ll get a map with all the locations to go to. Just because you’ve done it one night doesn’t mean that the next will have the same bar spots, so go again if you think you’re missing out (because you might be!)


Stay Safe!

Be sure to take care of yourself when you’re out and about, especially if you’re going to be out late at night. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun Halloween events this year in San Diego, why not move here!?

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8 Things to Do This Labor Day in San Diego.

Posted by shayadmin on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 8:42 am


Another Labor Day weekend is on the way, and San Diego is bustling with ideas to make the most out of your long weekend! With a wide variety of pristine beaches and gorgeous weather all year round, there are plenty of ways for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re stuck trying to get some ideas, take a look at our round up of fun things to keep you entertained this Labor Day weekend.


  1. Culture

  • Annual Barona Pow-wow: Come together with old friends or make new ones! Join hundreds of tribal dancers of all ages from across the country. The three-day event will be filled with song, dance, and contests of skill. Visitors can enjoy delicious traditional dishes including Indian tacos and admire beautiful Native American arts and crafts.


  • Haunted ghost tours: The winning combination of entertaining San Diego history and the suspenseful haunted tales of the past is assured to lift your spirits. Go back in time and hear about the lives of some well-known characters who lived and died in San Diego, and just might still be around in spirit form!


  • Trolley tours: Trolley tours of San Diego are the perfect way to experience America’s Finest City. The trolley drivers are charming and most stops are interesting and very well worth it. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience a pleasurable blend of entertainment and transportation.
  1. Outdoors

  • Sand sculpting challenge: Check out the county’s largest and most amazing Sand Sculpting Challenge this Labor Day. Professional sculptors from around the globe will gather against American sculptors. The four-day event will be full of explosive creativity and fun! Additional attractions include a beer garden, arts and crafts, beautiful views of the ocean, live music, food trucks and beverage vendors.


  • Festival of sail: Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, this event is the largest Tall Ship Festival on the West Coast. Explore visiting ships, mock cannon battles, exciting kids’ activities and many demonstrations. It’s a favorite with locals and visitors alike.


  • San Diego Night Time Zoo: Going to San Diego at night is a great deal of fun if you know what to do. The San Diego Zoo is one of the better locations to try during the night versus during the day. There are fewer crowds and more fun shows to explore in the evening This year’s event is full of enjoyable activities for the kids. Live music, face painting, surprise encounters with animals and acrobats is just the beginning of what’s in store for visitors! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals and be on the lookout for the petty peacocks and peahens that strut their stuff around the Zoo.


  • SeaWorld: Make your way over to SeaWorld in San Diego for the final Summer Nights events. SeaWorld combines the fun of an amusement park with sea life and live entertainment at the park’s theatre. There are tons of learning opportunities for the little ones as well! Attractions include dancing dolphins, stunting sea lions, and the Bay Side Sky Ride. Don’t forget to stay for the Wonder Fireworks display that finishes on Labor Day.
  1. Food and Drink

When we travel, the first thing that comes to mind is figuring out where to eat. When it comes to bars and restaurants, San Diego has treasures of both old and new.  From sitting on a shaded patio to eating scallops by the seaside, there will be plenty of impeccable destinations to choose from. Listing all of our favorites would take decades, but you can easily find plenty of great award-winning restaurants, rooftop bars and fantastic night life to enjoy!

Have Fun!

So, whatever your plans, spending your Labor Day in San Diego is guaranteed to be a blast!


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6 San Diego Dessert Spots To Try Now

Posted by Shay Realtors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 7:11 pm


San Diego is not only known for the great surf and warm sand- San Diego is also known for the incredible restaurants, bars and desserts – yes, desserts. San Diego is filled with great places to grab a tasty treat after a filling meal. These places are so delicious you might even want to skip to dinner to make sure you have enough room for ice cream, cookies, candy and other creations. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite and most popular places in the area that anyone- local or visitor- has to try!

Cupcakes a la Yola:

With some of the best cupcakes in San Diego, Cupcakes a la Yola is a well-liked spot by many San Diego locals. This cupcakery not only serves some of the richest cupcakes in the area, but also offers some wacky flavors that everyone is dying to try! Some of the flavors include chocolate bourbon pecan, white chocolate orange, lemon coconut and many more!

Chocolat Cremerie:

In desperate need of that chocolate fix? Look no further than the Chocolat Cremerie in the Gaslamp Quarter! This quaint cafe has some of the best chocolate desserts you can possibly imagine and more! Although the Chocolat Cremerie has a breakfast and lunch menu it is most popular for its mouth-watering crepes and homemade pastries.

Baked Bear:

This popular San Diego spot takes ice cream sandwiches to the next level by pairing fresh, homemade cookies with a variety of ice cream flavors and any topping you can think of. The base options include fresh-baked cookies, brownies or donuts. The inside of the sandwich can be one or two of 13 ice cream flavors. The toppings to choose from include sauces, sprinkles, candy bars and some yummy gummies. And to finish it off – the ice cream sandwich can be heated up so it’s gooey and warm to eat! It’s not hard to see why so many San Diego residents love this dessert spot so much!

Extraordinary Desserts:

Nothing is more decadent or beautiful than the masterpieces found at Extraordinary Desserts. This shop serves cupcakes, cakes, cookies, brownies, candy bars, sorbet, tarts, pies and cobblers. But no matter what you order it is guaranteed to look incredible and taste even better! There are two San Diego locations for this popular spot- Balboa Park and Little Italy. Extraordinary Desserts is also a popular choice for wedding and party catering.


In need of custom cakes, cookies or cupcakes? Azucar specializes in making desserts that perfectly match your vision or party theme! Some of their popular choices include Lego cupcakes, Star Wars cupcakes and surf cupcakes. Azucar also has a beautiful selection of wedding cakes to choose from!
With a list of places you can’t go wrong with, you’ll be needing a “cheat day” everyday! For more advice on restaurants, shops and things to do in San Diego, or to inquire about real estate on the market, get in contact with one of our agents today!

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Padres Baseball Camps

Posted by shayadmin on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 10:01 pm


The San Diego Padres offer a series of baseball summer camps that enrich the lives of children through exceptional instruction, character development, and a unique Major League experience that creates lasting memories. Padres Baseball Camps are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the San Diego area. For specific dates and locations, please click “Dates & Locations” below. Camp tuition is $525 for five days of camp instruction and includes:

  • Official Padres Baseball Camp uniform
  • Meet & greet with a current or former Padres player or coach
  • Autographed photo of a current or former Padres player or coach
  • Daily professional instruction for campers ages 5-12
  • Two (2) tickets to the camp reunion hosted at a Padres regular season game in August

Net proceeds from the Padres Baseball Camp program benefit the Padres Foundation and support the club’s youth baseball and softball outreach efforts.

To speak with a member of the Padres Baseball Camps staff, call 619-213-1600 or email us at

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5 Summer Events in San Diego

Posted by shayadmin on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 5:50 pm


There is always something fun and exciting happening in San Diego, so there shouldn’t be a dull day in your schedule this Summer! Amongst your beach days and restaurant hopping, try to fit in these annual events. Some of the events are great for the whole family, while others are a good opportunity for a date night or girls day out!

1. San Diego County Fair

Roller coasters, carnival games, live music and fried food- what more could you want? The San Diego County Fair should definitely be on your calendar at least once, if not every weekend for the month of June! Tickets are $18 for visitors 13+, $11 for visitors 6-16 and free entry for kids below the age of five! You can spend a whole day at this fair and still not see everything! There’s rollercoasters and rides for kids of all ages. The fair also has a Summer Concert Series that features big names like Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and Dan + Shay. No need to pack snacks for the fair when there’s an endless amount of decadent cuisines and treats! Throughout the month long fair there’s also festivals and events to book your visit around like the Wine Festival on June 10th and the Beer Festival on June 16-18.

2. Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off

Save room in your stomach for this delicious event that takes place on Saturday, June 24th. The annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off is a fun, day-long event for the whole family. Get there early before the event starts at 10 am because parking will be tricky. Throughout the fair there’s a variety of food/drink vendors, artists, bands/live entertainment, and of course, the competitors in the chili cook-off! The fair is free to the public and lasts until 8 pm. Last year the fair had over 70,000 attendees! Participate in the fun and decide which chili you think should win!

3. Sun and Sea Festival

Get ready to get sandy! The Sun and Sea Festival, on July 14-15, at Imperial Beach is a great event to bring your younger children to! While all ages will enjoy the beautiful masterpieces created, the younger kids typically love to play in the sand and awe at the competitors. On Friday July 14th the festival will kick off with the Mayor’s beach pier swim and paddle followed by the Mayor’s breakfast at Pier Plaza. Starting at noon exhibition sandcastles will be on display, then at 6 pm the Sandcastle Ball begins! Saturday, July 15th, is an even more jam-packed day full of exciting activities! The morning kicks off with a pancake breakfast open to the public, followed by a parade. From 8 am- 2 pm the master san sculptors will have 6 hours to design and build their creations. Then, from 2-4 pm the sandcastles will be judged. Throughout the day there is also a kid’s zone and a sandcastle building competition for kids!

4. San Diego Spirits Festival

Leave the kids at home and come out for the festival that’s all about “craft cocktails, culinary and culture!” The San Diego Spirits Festival is a great afternoon date with your spouse, or a fun event to attend with a group of friends. Taking place at the Port Pavilion Broadway Pier on August 26-27, the event is definitely one to order an uber for! A Saturday entry ticket is $65 and will gain you access to unlimited cocktail, food and wine tastings from 2-6 pm. Tickets for Sunday are $55 as the festival only goes from 2-5 pm on that day. There’s also a fashion show on Saturday night featuring designers from all over San Diego. Tickets for the fashion show are an additional $15.

5. Del Mar Races

Pull out your fancy hats and your wallets, the Del Mar races are in town starting Wednesday, July 19th! These horse races are some of the biggest in California and nothing is more fun than making a day out of it with a group of friends! With endless supplies of food, alcohol and betting opportunities you’ll be leaving the races hopefully a winner! On opening day there is a Hats Contest for the ladies, and each Sunday there is a Taste of the Turf Club event to showcase some of San Diego’s most famous chefs!

Summer is sure to be filled with lots of fun, and these events are only a taste of everything offered! For more information on San Diego or details regarding the different communities, contact one of our team members today! We can work with you to offer advice on which areas would be the best fit for your family!

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Best Breakfast Spots in North San Diego County

Posted by shayadmin on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 9:06 pm


Whether it’s a breakfast date or a family outing, this list of unique breakfast places in North San Diego County offers a spot for any occasion. If you have a craving for a French crepe or for a traditional Mexican breakfast dish, you are sure to find any breakfast item at one of these highly-respected restaurants. Browse through their menus to decide which restaurants you’ll visit on your next breakfast outing!

Nutmeg Bakery and Café

Open for brunch all day Saturday and Sunday, Nutmeg Bakery and Café prides itself on being “predictably unpredictable.” Their brunch menu offers traditional breakfast classics year-round, but they alter the dishes slightly with each season. A pumpkin-spice French toast might be offered in the fall, just to be flavored with fresh strawberries in the spring. It makes for a unique and exciting visit with each stop to the café!

The Broken Yolk Café

This restaurant has locations around California, so if you’re ever in search for a breakfast spot when you’re away from San Diego, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Broken Yolk Café! If you manage to save up an appetite for your visit, the Broken Yolk Café offers their “BYC Challenge.” Brave diners attempt to eat a dozen-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions, and cheese, as well as a 15-inch pizza pan covered with a pile of homefries and two biscuits. It’s free if it is finished within an hour, and the winner receives a free T-shirt and their picture on the Broken Yolk hall of fame wall.

However, normal brunch-goers can find a generous menu of breakfast classics like eggs benedict, stacks of pancakes, and a “create your own omelet” option. Choose one of their tasty breakfast mimosas or create your own latte at their coffee bar!

Wholly Crepe

This specialized restaurant is a favorite among locals. Stop in for a sweet or savory crepe and have a glass of freshly-squeezed juice at their breakfast bar. This quaint breakfast spot is the ideal blend of a friendly, hometown feel and fun combinations of food items. Come by for a sweet Reese’s crepe, complete with actual Reese’s cups and chocolate sauce, or try their chicken pesto crepe, filled with tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella cheese. You can’t miss a chance to try one of their popular breakfast concoctions!

Le Bistro de Louisa

Take a trip to France with a visit to this adorable bistro. The head chef of the bistro began his career by opening his own business in Paris and later opened three restaurants in Bordeaux, France, before moving to San Diego to share his culinary talents. Stop by any Sunday for a taste of this delectable blend of French and Italian cuisines. Fill up on one of their bruschetta dishes or try their Croque Madame with a side of garlic potatoes as you sip on a mimosa or Bloody Mary.

The Incredible Café

This restaurant surely lives up to its name. Opening at 6:30 am daily makes the Incredible Café a favorite for early-risers. Enjoy one of their golden Belgian waffles with your choice of toppings or one of their scrambled egg plates. Healthy food-lovers can also find a delicious dish on their Healthful Choices menu, from their tasty Lox and Bagel to their Grilled Surf or Turf. Enjoy your meal with one of their Bloody Mary’s or sweet mochas with whipped cream.

The Barrel Room

While more known for their wide array of fine wines, The Barrel Room is a secretly loved spot for Sunday brunch. From chicken chilaquiles to salmon benedict, they have a dish on the menu for any breakfast craving. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with one of their unique mimosa concoctions. Diners can try their champagne with pineapple juice, apple cider, blueberry lemonade, or have it traditionally with orange juice.


You won’t want to hit the snooze button on this delicious café. With an ever-changing menu, visitors can try a new dish with every stop at Snooze. Taste their corned beef hash, famed breakfast tacos, or their breakfast pot pie, topped with homemade gravy and an egg made to your liking. Snooze encourages visitors to create their own custom dishes, so make sure to bring your imagination and an empty stomach when you stop by Snooze for a hearty breakfast!

Let us know what you eat on your next visit to one of these popular breakfast spots. And for any questions regarding northern San Diego communities and culture, contact Shay Realtors today for advice and more information!

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