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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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Monday, January 16, 2017

National Blueberry Pancake Day - 1/28

Did you know that January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day!?  That's right!  So, we are celebrating by offering $2 (each) Blueberry Pancakes on the 28th from 7:30am until 11am.  If you can't make it into The Cottage, you can celebrate from home with our yummy recipe for Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes for the whole family - YUM!

What you need:
- 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 Cups White Sugar
- 1 Cup Lemon Juice
- Zest of 6 lemons
- 1 1/4 Cups Egg Yolks

- 3 Cups Ricotta Cheese
- 1 1/2 Cups Butter
- 1 Tbs. Baking Soda
- 2 Cups Egg Whites

Let's Do it!!
1.  Whisk the top 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl together until smooth
2.  Add the remaining ingredients to mixing bowl until smooth
3.  Ladle the mixture onto a hot griddle or pan to cook
4.  Once the pancake is on the hot griddle, sprinkle a handful of fresh blueberries into the batter
5.  Flip once lightly golden brown
6.  Remove from heat and top with all of your favorites! (syrup, butter, extra blueberries,  powdered sugar, etc.)


Monday, January 9, 2017

Smoothie Recipe

New Years Resolutions are in full swing and we know you need a little something healthy to add to your morning routine!  Try our Fruit Smoothie for breakfast at The Cottage, or make it at home in your kitchen for a breakfast on-the-go!

What you Need:
1 c. Frozen Rasberries
1 c. Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
1.5 c. Fresh Pressed OJ
2 c. Ice

What you do:
It's easy! Blend the fruit together in a blender. 
Add orange juice to thin out and garnish with fresh berries!

photo: @averyjamesphoto

Sunday, January 1, 2017

$5 Bloody Mary All Day Today!

Happy New Year & Happy National Bloody Mary Day!

We are ringing in 2017 with $5 Bloody Marys all day long on January 1st!  National Bloody Mary Day only comes around once per year, so don't miss out ;) 

Plus, take a peek at our Bloody Mary Recipe!

1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 Tablespoon olive juice
1 Tablespoon jalapeno pepper sauce
2 oz. Bloody Mary Mix
2.5 oz. Soju (Korean Vodka)

Garnish with stuffed olives, lemon wedge, pepper & a celery stock
* add poached jumbo prawns or applewood smoked bacon *

Monday, December 12, 2016

Send Some E-Gift Card Love!

The holiday season is the perfect time to send some holiday love to your favorite people!  We've made this just that must easier by adding e-gift card options on our website!  Click below to purchase and e-mail a quick & easy digital gift card to someone who loves The Cottage La Jolla!

Any denomination, any time of day, to any email/cell phone number, and even schedule it's delivery!
Yep! It's that easy.  

CLICK HERE to purchase your first e-gift card!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Voted 2016 Best Restaurant!

We're honored to have included in the roundup of Best San Diego Restaurant in 2016 by The San Diego Real Estate Hunter.  Here is what he had to say about us:

"Enjoy a memorable breakfast and brunch at The Cottage, where all of the items on the menu are delicious and the prices are reasonable.

There are selections that appeal to all kinds of tastes, from a soy chorizo hash to Eggs La Jolla, a unique twist on the classic Eggs Benedict.

Fresh fruit juices are available and the stuffed french toast is simply divine."

Monday, October 10, 2016

Free Appetizer!

Did you hear?  During the month of October, join us for dinner on Friday or Saturday evening and enjoy a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two dinner entrees!  No better way to celebrate the weekend than with a big plate of (free!) Ahi Tuna Nachos, right!?  Just mention "Facebook" when you join us to claim your free app!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mentioned by WHERE Magazine San Diego

"Saturday brunch at The Cottage La Jolla is out favorite.  We love the Mexican Mocha, the stuffed brioche french toast with mascarpone and strawberry compote; fruit plate with creme fraise; and the Baja Chicken Hash with poached eggs, chicken sausage and hollandaise served in crunchy tortilla cups over potatoes. #SoDelicious"

 - WHERE San Diego