Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in San Diego

Soo, I’ve already writtten an article on great San Diego brunch spots….but, very few of those restaurants were on the water.  In this post, we’ll discuss & try to locate some of the “Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in San Diego.”  The reason some of these restaurants may get overlooked by the average visitor is because most are tucked inside of a gorgeous, oceanfront hotel ~ hidden away, if you will, from the unsuspecting passerby.  Which is why I’ve created this overview, so that you can find some of these hidden gems & get your “Bottomless Brunch” on come the weekend….or Monday! 

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Serea at the Hotel Del in Coronado is a fantastic place for an *occasion* brunch in San Diego…

Map of San Diego Brunch Spots

PB Shore Club

Bali Hai

OB Surf Lodge

Vessel Restaurant, at Kona Kai

Wonderland Ocean Pub

Serea, at the Hotel Del Coronado

Mediterranean Room

Adelaide

Poseidon Restaurant

Duke's La Jolla

Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in San Diego

We’re starting our brunch tour in the north, & moving south…

Best Oceanview Brunch Spots in Del Mar:

1) Adelaide, at L’Auberge Del Mar ~ One of the most popular hotels in town serves up daily breakfast at their beautiful oceanside restaurant; I love how the spacious room opens onto a beautiful deck overlooking their pool area. Hours: Open at 7AM Daily; 2) Poseidon Restaurant ~ Grab French Toast or a Mushroom-Spinach Omelet at this happening oceanside restaurant. Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, at 10AM; 3) Jake’s Del Mar ~ Stop by for “All-Day Breakfast” (think Avocado Toast & Huevos Rancheros), or try their “Signature Sunday Brunch,” which offers a few more elaborate options. Brunch Hours: SUNDAY ONLY, 10AM-2PM.

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Adelaide, in the L’Auberge Del Mar, is a great spot to enjoy an oceanview brunch in North County.

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While Adelaide is set up above the beach ~ Poseidon is more “in the action,” with prime viewing right on the sand.

Best Brunch Spots in La Jolla:

1) Caroline’s Seaside Cafe ~ This popular spot has an amazing perch overlooking the Pacific ~ & it’s one of La Jolla’s only true “Brunch & Lunch” spots. Breakfast options are straight-forward, American-style. Hours: 8AM-3PM DAILY. 2) Mediterranean Room, in La Valencia Hotel ~ The stunning design of this gorgeous hotel restaurant is reason enough to visit…but breakfast served every day of the week is another! Hours: 7AM-9PM Daily; Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 9AM-2PM. 3) Duke’s La Jolla ~ This open & airy two-story, Hawaiian-themed restaurant serves up an awesome weekend brunch with sweeping ocean views. Try their Coconut-Crusted French Toast or Beach Boy Breakfast Burrito. Brunch Hours: 10AM-8:30PM, Saturady & Sunday ONLY.

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Inside La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel is one of the most chic brunch spots in town: the Mediterranean Room. Breakfast is served every day of the week here.

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Caroline’s Seaside Cafe, in La Jolla.

Best Oceanfront Brunch in San Diego

Best Oceanview Brunch Spots in Pacific Beach & Mission Bay

1) PB Shore Club: For brunch on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach with great people-watching, head here. They open on the late side, but this is more of a “scene,” so late breakfasts make sense here. Hours: Opens at 10AM Mon-Friday, 9AM on Weekends; 2) Oceana Coastal Kitchen, at Catamaran Resort: The bay views here are gorgeous, & you’ll find plenty of healthy breakfast options….plus mimosas & Bloody Mary’s. Breakfast Hours: 7AM-11:30AM Monday-Friday; 10AM-2PM Saturday & Sunday; 3) Barefoot Bar & Grill, at Paradise Point: Perched right on the edge of Mission Bay, this is a great spot for a “Brunch Party” ~ located in the Paradise Point Resort. Grab a healthy Acai Bowl or more traditional American-style breakfast options as you enjoy bay views. Breakfast Hours: 7AM-11AM DAILY.

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Oceana Coastal Kitchen inside the Catamaran Resort is a lovely brunch spot with bay views…

Best Brunch Spots in Ocean Beach & Point Loma:

1) OB Surf Lodge ~ Located right across from Ocean Beach Pier, the Surf Lodge is a throwback to simpler times…think laid-back, 60’s surfer vibes, with a large breakfast menu served daily. Breakfast Hours: 9:30AM-2:30PM DAILY. 2) Wonderland Ocean Pub ~ Also located across from the OB Pier, this spot has a wide-open feel, relaxed, surfer vibes, & delicious weekend breakfasts. Brunch Hours: 10AM-1PM, Saturday & Sunday; 3) Bali Hai Restaurant: This popular Tiki-themed restaurant on Shelter Island is such a FUN place to dine on the water, with great views of the marina & downtown. Brunch Hours: 9:30AM-2PM Sunday Only. 4) Vessel Restaurant, at Kona Kai Resort: My San Diego friends LOVE the Kona Kai ~ & Vessel’s the spot for a boozy Sunday brunch. Try their Toasted Coconut Pancakes or one of four unique Benedict’s. Hours: 7AM-9PM DAILY

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Vessel Restaurant in the Kona Kai Resort is a great place to spend your Sunday brunch…

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Good vibes reign at Wonderland Ocean Pub…& delicious weekend brunches.

Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in Coronado

Best Oceanview Brunch Spots on Coronado Island

1) Serea San Diego: For a high-end, weekend brunch by the sea ~ check out Serea’s at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Expensive, but the views are worth it. Try their Pina Colada French Toast or Farmer’s Market Veggie Frittata. Brunch Hours: 12PM on Weekends Only. 2) Bluewater Boathouse Grill: Okay…so this isn’t really a brunch spot ~ but it’s one of the only other waterfront restaurants in Coronado, & their drink menu is EXtensive. If you feel like getting boozy & having some seafood on a Sunday: head here. Hours: 11AM-9PM DAILY.

Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in Coronado, Girl Who Travels the World

Rumor has it…the Hotel Del is haunted ~ AND the Serea is a great place for oceanfront dining…

Read about the infamous “Haunted Lady” who roams the halls of the Hotel Del here….

Best Oceanfront Brunch Spots in San Diego

That’s it for great oceanfront breakfast spots in San Diego!  If you’re looking for a more comprehensive San Diego brunch article (not just waterfront restaurants), read this.  And here’s a great overview of the best San Diego beaches….

xoxo Noelia

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