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Over 24 years ago, we stumbled onto a sleepy little restaurant called the Cottage La Jolla. The restaurant was a local hangout and had a reputation for delicious food and friendly, personal service.

Since 1992, our business has exploded, and in late 2009 we finished a complete renovation of the restaurant. Improvements include a handicap lift & restrooms, expanded kitchen & a fresh, new look. What hasn't changed is our passion for serving tasty, classic American & Southern California influenced food.

We are also proud of the many servers, bussers and cooks that have been with us for years & years. We are often asked how we are able to operate two restaurants on different coasts, and our response is, "It's all about the people." Please take a moment to say hello to our Manager, Michael Harrison, on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage!



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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe




Cottage Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients (makes 35 muffins):
- 9 cups of white sugar
- 3 1/4 cups of canola oil
- 12 eggs
- 7 cups of pumpkin
- 2 cups of water
- 8 cups of white flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbls baking soda
- 2 tbls nutmeg
- 3 tbls cinnamon
- 8 cups of walnuts chopped small

In a mixer combine sugar, oil (speed 1 for 15 seconds, then speed 2 for 2 minutes), add pumpkin and water (speed 1 for 1 minute). Combine flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon and mix it for 1 minute. Lastly, add the walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees until tops are golden brown. Enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome Mike to our Team!


Meet our new General Manager, Mike Harrison! Mike joined our team 3 weeks ago, after living in Maui and running his own restaurant there for 4 years. In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, Mike is a dedicated surfer and skateboarder! Next time you stop by, make sure to ask Mike about his favorite secret surf spots in the island. Everyone, please join us in welcoming Mike to our Cottage family!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding


We're dishing out the details on how you can make our fabulous White Chocolate Bread Pudding at home in your own kitchen!  Read on for our secret recipe for pure delicious:

Ingredients:
- 1/2 loaf pan
- 4 oz. white chocolate squares, broken into small pieces
- 2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries
- 5 eggs
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Procedure:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch round pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Crumble 4 pound cake slices and place on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the chocolate pieces on top. Layer the raspberries over the chocolate. Crumble the remaining pound cake slices over the raspberries. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. Add the cream, milk, and vanilla. Mix well and then strain. Gently pour the mixture over the cake. Bake for 1 hour or until set, bubbly and brown. Bon appetit!

Monday, August 15, 2016

WHERE TO BRUNCH IN CALIFORNIA

Photo: @Karenmaebales on Instagram

We are so honored to have received recognition in the Top 50 Brunch Spots to Visit in California before you die by Spoon University.

"With San Diego being so close to the Mexican border, there are a lot of Hispanic influences in San Diegan cuision.  At The Cottage in La Jolla, their chefs perfectly fused these two cultures in their baja chicken hash which includes poached eggs and crispy tortilla shells."

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DINNER AT THE COTTAGE

You know us as a great spot for breakfast and brunch, but did you know we also have a delicious dinner menu?  Join us for dinner Tuesday - Saturday evenings for favorites like our Granola Crusted Mahi Mahi (pictured), Boneless Crispy Fried Chicken, Steak Frites, or Grilled Polenta with Watermelon Salad.  We accept reservations for dinner so give us a call to reserve your table now!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS!

We are so honored and excited to announce that 
The Cottage La Jolla has been voted 
Reader's Choice in La Jolla Village News!


Thank you to all of our guests who supported The Cottage and helped us win the 2015 Best Sunday brunch, Best Breakfast, Best Omelete, and Best Lunch!  We are so honored and thankful to all of our wonderful guests. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

THE COTTAGE LA JOLLA


Thank you for visiting The Cottage La Jolla website! 

We are so excited about our brand new website and think that you will be too.   Explore our pages for helpful information about our location including all of our menus, contact information and maps + directions! Be sure to check out our newest feature on our PARTIES page.  You can now inquire about holding a private event at The Cottage by filling out the inquiry form online and our Private Dining Coordinator will be in touch!


COMING SOON: Sign Up for our E-Club online!


Let us know what you think of our new look!  We hope to see you soon!

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