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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Hillcrest, San Diego
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    The pancakes at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is a can't miss
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    Rashid A.
    "Unbelievably delicious 😍 go for OMG french toast"(18 Tips)
    Chris B.
    "Pancake flights are the best way to try three amazing pancakes."(11 Tips)
    Clinton D.
    "Breakfast pot pie is also amazing."(9 Tips)
    "Amazing cinnamon roll pancakes and hot chai tea cocktails"(8 Tips)
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  • pancakes
  • brunch food
  • French toast
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  • Aiseen R.heart icon on user image
    Aiseen ReyesJune 4, 2016
    OMG French Toast is to DIE for! Had to wait 75 minutes for a table but totally worth it! Waited by the bar drinking the complimentary coffee. The bacon, corned beef hash... EVERYTHING was AMAZING!
    Upvoted Dec 9, 2023
  • Amy Laurel H.
    Amy Laurel HegyJuly 3, 2013
    Only week day 8a breakfast in Hillcrest I found. Plenty of bar seating with comfy chairs. Parking is tough north of University so grab a spot just south and walk the 1/2 blk. Plenty of spots there.
  • Denette
    DenetteApril 14, 2014
    This place. Love! Exceptional service. Gluten free pancakes. Breakfast pot pie, Chilequiles Bene, p-but butter pancake, almond rasp pancake, mimosa, best bloody! Come to eat and love food w/friends!
  • Roshel A.heart icon on user image
    Roshel AghassiFebruary 17, 2018
    This place is AMAZING. Great music and the food is to die for and super affordable. Must order: OMG French Toast to share, the BEAT Sandwich, Corn beef and hash, and spicy Bloody Mary.
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeJuly 26, 2016
    Popular and good vibes. a Loud, young breakfast spot. Great food and nice staff in a nice vibrant area of the city. Good place to stop if heading to SanDiego zoo as well.
  • Alfred A.heart icon on user image
    Alfred AvilaNovember 15, 2014
    This place was amazing!!! The service was awesome! Our server Monica even sent over a cinnamon roll pancake for us to try on her!!! It's definitely worth the wait!❤️❤️❤️
  • Colin L.heart icon on user image
    Colin LeeApril 24, 2016
    Come early! We arrived at 830 am and still had to wait 25 mins. Bar seating is available though. We really enjoyed the cinnamon pancake, the chai tea, the pot pie, and early harvest Benny
  • Camilla W.
    Camilla WellsMarch 28, 2018
    Snooze in Hillcrest is one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. Not only was the food amazing, but the atmosphere was great. Our waiter was wonderful. If you're in San Diego you can't miss it!!
  • Laura W.
    Laura WongJuly 16, 2015
    I love snooze. Everything on the menu is to die for. Great eggs benny and I love the potpie. Come early the wait is always long. Good am drinks too
  • Ainee T.heart icon on user image
    Ainee TinyApril 12, 2016
    Oh my god french toast always a good choice. Fresh strawberries, mascarpone, coconut etc. It doesn't dissapoint.
  • Matt W.heart icon on user image
    Matt WelchJune 24, 2020
    That sweet potato hash, with sunny side eggs, and (in-house) habanero salsa was ridiculously tasty!!! The coffee here was really good too! A very satisfying experience. Glad we stopped by!
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlrabahMarch 27, 2016
    Chilaquiles Benedict is a great breakfast to start your day. OMG French toast is a must!
  • Marisa M.heart icon on user image
    Marisa MoranOctober 28, 2015
    Bloody Mary's are good add the pickle juice to the spicy one. Yummmm all food is great! Take advantage of half orders especially if you can't make up your mind between dishes
  • Kimberly Q.
    Kimberly QAugust 15, 2014
    Seriously the best pancakes I've ever had ever. Definitely get the pancake flight which allows you to try multiple flavors of pancakes! They also let you choose two Benedicts on one plate! Perfect!
  • Becka B.
    Becka BSeptember 2, 2013
    Cinnamon roll pancakes are no joke. All pancakes can be made gluten free . Breakfast tacos are HUGE...and amazing. Also try the breakfast pot pie (not GF)...tip: recipe on the wall by bathrooms :).
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarclayAugust 31, 2014
    Free coffee while you wait. Pancake flights are the best way to try three amazing pancakes. The upside down pineapple pancake is my favorite. The OMG french toast is also amazing.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SipamouaneMarch 3, 2013
    I got the OMG French toast! Pretty good. Come early on weekends there's a 30-40 minute wait! Good prices, everyone is so friendly. I would definitely come again!
  • Leena A.heart icon on user image
    Leena AlRajhiFebruary 20, 2016
    It was one of the best breakfast I have ever had in San Diego.. Try OMG french toast & cinnamon roll pancakes 👌🏻
  • Tim P.heart icon on user image
    Tim ParksOctober 14, 2015
    Asking for half portions of two dishes is an excellent way to go. Amazing food and awesome service with a smile. So many delicious dishes it's impossible to pick a favorite.
  • Denette
    DenetteApril 6, 2014
    B-fast pot pie, p-nut butter pancake, Bloody Mary, Chilequiles Benedict, almond raspberry pancake and orange/grapefruit mimosa! All excellent!
  • John "Gio" P.heart icon on user image
    John "Gio" PMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Where do I start? Let's pay a big YUMMY compliment to Snooze! Great gourmet breakfasts, house blend coffee is a perfect compliment to the atmosphere. Servers are all total cuties with fun attitudes
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 6, 2013
    This popular spot for breakfast and brunch looks like it belongs in The Jetsons. The vast menu includes bennies, super-sweet pancakes, and lighter choices.
  • Tricia B.
    Tricia BeanOctober 30, 2013
    This place is AMAZING. Get the pancake flight: tres leches, pineapple upside down cake and cinnamon roll. Also great hash browns. You can't go wrong here. Service is refreshing too!
  • Mimi N.
    Mimi NguyenNovember 26, 2013
    Try the delicious OMG French toast. It's sweet so I'd recommend sharing. I ordered the chilaquiles benedict which were also awesome. Super fresh salsa and great balance of meat and tortilla.
  • Salma .
    Salma 🇸🇦September 1, 2019
    OMG French toast, omelette were so good 👌🏻😋
  • Sha S.
    Sha SugandaFebruary 24, 2013
    Amazing brunch place. I live in New York but every time I come to Sam Diego, this is a must place to go for brunch. Pineapple upside down pancake and hmm mimosa are to die for!
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlrabahMarch 31, 2016
    Great breakfast spot and not that expensive. The only two things I don't like: waiting time and loud music.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SmitherMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing place, it's hard to choose one item. Ask about half orders of French toast or eggs Benedict. That way u can try two different ones
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Snooze Spuds Deluxe with hash browns covered in jack cheese and an egg and add avocado, pico de gallo and goat cheese. Worth the 2 hour wait.
  • Jenn M.heart icon on user image
    Jenn MicheleFebruary 18, 2020
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the hashbrowns. Takeout is a great option for locals who don’t want to wait. Breakfast burrito and spuds deluxe are faves. Love the coffee too.
  • San Diego Architectural Foundation
    Fresh with a great street presence and an impressive volume of the space. It engages the sidewalk on both a small and large scale and its warehouse aesthetic has a timeless quality to it.
  • Chinda G.
    Chinda GneanMarch 31, 2013
    Get the French toast! "OMG! French Toast Fresh brioche stuffed with mascarpone and topped with vanilla creme, salted caramel, agave soaked strawberries and toasted coconut. OMG. "
  • Poland S.heart icon on user image
    Poland ShpringsJuly 20, 2018
    I had the “OMG! French Toast”. It was great! It’s not a huge portion, but it’s enough. Caramel at the bottom of the toast did the trick!
  • Wesley K.
    Wesley KeyserJanuary 2, 2014
    Off menu they have a "sinful pancake." It's a major sugar rush with bacon, pecans, butternut sauce and just incredible. Order that and you won't be disappointed!
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    _May 25, 2017
    Come early, there will be a wait. Try the pancake flight and the variety of benedicts
  • Leah T.heart icon on user image
    Leah TurkNovember 18, 2014
    Amazing mimosas, incredible and fun service, the food is almost too perfect looking to eat but once you taste it you can't stop! PANCAAAAAKES!!!
  • Jennifer D.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer DaviesFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Snooze serves Colorado's delicious Bhakti Chai, a fresh-pressed ginger chai that tastes great in a Dirty Chai (soy chai latte with a shot of espresso). Doooo it.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SmitherMay 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask about HALF ORDERS!!! Some of your favorite items can be combined into one plate. 1/2 eggs Benedict & 1/2 OMG French toast is just one example
  • Albert P.heart icon on user image
    Albert PenarejoJune 17, 2013
    You might get lucky and be the first table with a great server like ours and she hooked up a special surprise cinnamon roll pancake
  • Paulette B.
    Paulette BleamMay 30, 2014
    Get some free coffee inside while you wait. Order the breakfast tacos. Bring your dog and sit outside. They'll bring a doggie bowl of water.
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlexanderNovember 2, 2014
    Holy moly the paancake flight is the way to go!! Gazpacho Bloody Mary!! Service is super friendly!!
  • Rhonda G.heart icon on user image
    Rhonda GonzalezJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I got the Ichabod Crane French Toast and it was delicious!! It literally melted in your mouth! I will definitely return!!
  • Sahar A.heart icon on user image
    Sahar AAugust 12, 2016
    You have to try the Peach Cobbler/Pie pancake! Do the pancake sampler or swap (small upcharge) the toast that comes w/ your eggs.
  • Will S.heart icon on user image
    Will SchollJuly 5, 2017
    Don't wait 2 hours to eat here. Breakfast pot pie was fine but not incredible. Loud pop music & extremely bright makes it feel like the food court at a mall. Julie at the bar was great and hospitable.
  • Marian W.heart icon on user image
    Marian WangFebruary 4, 2013
    Their Lox Ness Benny is fantastic. I also recommend their pancakes, any of their flavors is bound to be good.
  • Philip R.
    Philip RamirezOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Snooze Spuds are my favorite. Get them with carmelized onions, mushrooms, and chicken sausage. Also if they ever bring back Shrimp and Grits get that as well.
  • Clinton D.heart icon on user image
    Clinton DotsonApril 4, 2014
    Gazpacho is the bomb. Socialist Pig not so much. Breakfast pot pie is also amazing. Worth the wait for sure. Very reasonable prices.
  • KHALED A.heart icon on user image
    KHALED ALMANSOORIApril 26, 2018
    Nice place for taking breakfast, I try the omelet , it was amazing and also order OMG French toast, it's very delicious.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SmitherApril 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The staff here is great, always willing to make sure you have a great time. If you can, 18-22% gratuity is a great way to show them you appreciated all their hard work !
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 22, 2011
    If you love all things French toast, this creation will give you a reason to wake up early: the mascarpone cheese-stuffed Apple Strudel French toast. Read more
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