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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, July 10, 2017

We're Cool for the Summer with All New Cocktails!


Summer Nights and Cocktails go hand-in-hand!  So, we're bringing some fresh new sips to The Cottage for the Summer!  Enjoy one of our delicious new 'cocktails' made with bubbly champagne or soju.  Enjoy favorites like a Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, or Bubbly Bellini.  Or, give into one of our new creations like a Sparkling Strawberry Basil Lemonade, or the Wind & Sea Breeze.

Plus, join us on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm and enjoy these tasty new additions for just $5 each! Learn More on our Facebook Event Page!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wine & Dine, Friends!

Did you know: along with our delicious new Dinner Entree additions, we have an all new Beverage Menu, too?  That's right!  Dinnertime just got a whole lot more 'fun' ;)  Join us for a glass of wine on the patio to wind down after a long day and select from a fantastic selection of whites, reds, or pinks!  Plus - join us this summer for our "Wine + Cheese" Wednesdays, featuring a delicious selection of assorted cheeses, crackers, and accompaniments and bottles of wine at 50% off!  Now THAT is the way to spend your Wednesday!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Insider Tips for Dining with Us!

We are so honored that after almost 25 years of business, we are still a favorite local spot to dine!  For those who are checking us out for the very first time, we wanted to share a few quick tips and tricks to make your dining experience the BEST in town!

1. NoWait for no wait! Our weekends can get busy, busy, busy!  To make the most of your trip to La Jolla, download the NoWait app (click here) and add your name to our waitlist.  We will text you when your table is ready so you can walk around town and enjoy our neighborhood!  
Please note: we only utilize the NoWait app on Saturdays and Sundays.

2. Can't make it for breakfast?  Join us for Dinner!  We are now open for Dinner Tuesday - Saturday evenings with a brand new, refreshed dinner menu!  While we don't accept reservations for Brunch, we DO accept them for dinner!  Give us a call ahead of time and reserve your seat!  Check out the dinner menu here!

3. Join our E-Club!  If you love The Cottage, consider joining our e-club!  We send occasional updates (and special offers!) exclusively to the guests in our e-club.  We promise we do not over-send and spam your inbox ;)  Sign up online at the bottom of our website, or inquire with your server on your next visit!

Any questions prior to your next visit?  Don't hesitate to give us a call, anytime!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

#7 Top Breakfast Spot in San Diego!

We are treating ourselves to this stack of NEW Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes because we are celebrating!  We are so honored to be listed #7 of Eater's 18 Essential San Diego Breakfast Spots!  We recently added some delicious new brunch and lunch items to our menu, so if you haven't visited in a while - you might want to stop in and see what's new!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Now Open for Dinner!

It's dinnertime, friends!  Join us Tuesday - Saturday evenings from 5pm - 9pm this summer for our all new and improved dinner menu!  Our full menu is available on our website and includes delicious offerings such as this Chipotle Flank Steak with smashed new potatoes!  Also, don't miss a few new add-ons to our breakfast and lunch menus, too!  It's an exciting time at The Cottage La Jolla!

Dinner Reservations are available by phone call - give us a call to save your seat!

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!