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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, March 6, 2017

Try Our New Lunch Items!


Happy Monday to all!  Last week, we made a few small changes to our lunch menu to allow our guests to test out a few new flavors as we gear up for our re-fresh in a few months!

Grab a few friends and share our new House Nachos topped with mango guacamole and cotija cheese (hey! it's Gluten Free, too!).  Or, take a bite of our new Chicken Sandwich with griddled chicken breast, marinated tomatoes, garlic, gruyere cheese, on toasted focaccia (we've got gluten free bread for this one, too!)

Take a moment to let us know what you think of the new menu items so we can best serve our guests :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lemon Blueberry Gluten Free Muffins


Our Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins are our TOP selling breakfast muffin!  Here is our bulk recipe for you to try for your next party of event!  Feel free to scale down to serve fewer guests:

What you'll need:
2 3/4 Softened Butter
12 Cups White Sugar
16 Eggs
2 Tbs. Vanilla
10 Cups Sour Cream
2 1/2 Cups Milk
4 Tbs. Lemon Juice
12 Lemons Zested

32 Cups Gluten Free Flour Blend
6 Tbs. Baking Powder
2 Tbs. Baking Soda
2 Tbs. Salt
Blueberries

What you'll do:
1. Mix top ingredients in mixer until combined
2. Add bottom ingredients and mix for 3 minutes until combined
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes
4. Serve warm and ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We're Getting A Refresh!



We are so excited to be officially in the planning stages of our Cottage La Jolla refresh!  We've been serving up your favorite French Toast and Eggs Benny on Faye Avenue for over two decades, and are so thankful for the continued support we receive from tourists and locals alike.  After all these years, we feel it's time to refresh and give ourselves a little 'facelift'!  But, don't worry, we won't be changing the good stuff!  We look forward to sharing a new patio space, a re-fresh to our interior decor, and an all-new amazing dinner menu to be served every night!  We don't plan to interrupt your brunching too much during the construction and we will keep you posted on the timing as our plans develop.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day Giveaway & Mimosas!


Quick!  Visit us on Facebook to enter our Valentine's Day Giveaway where you could win a $100 Gift Card to The Cottage La Jolla!  There can only be one winner, but lucky for the rest of you, you can still join us on Valentine's Day for "2-for-1" Mimosas all day long!  So grab your Valentine (or Galentine!) and cheers to the month of love!

Monday, January 23, 2017

What To Do in San Diego



Our guests are a fun combination of locals and tourists alike!  There is no better way to kick off your vacation than with breakfast at The Cottage.  We've got that part covered, but our team put theirs heads together to come up with a list of their favorite things to do in San Diego!  Take a peek below to plan the rest of your vacation here in beautiful San Diego:

1. Swami's Temple and Gardens in Encinitas
2. Chargers / Padres Games
3. Hiking! - Ho Chi Min Train, Black's Beach, Torrey Pines Reserve, Potato Chip Rock
4. Balboa Park
5. Dinner in Little Italy
6. Surf Wind and Sea
7. Giant Dipper Amusement Park in Mission Bay
8. Crystal Pier Sunsets
9. Secret Swings in La Jolla, Shhh.....
10. Day Trips to Tijuana / Rosarito

Enjoy your trip!  Be sure to swing by for Breakfast and Lunch (everyday!)

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.)

ENJOY!

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!

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