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Big Kitchen

Breakfast Spot, Coffee Shop, and American Restaurant$$$$
South Park, San Diego
  • chRisto R.
    "Whoopie Goldberg is known to have worked here before her «big break»"(2 Tips)
    Phyllis D.
    "Goldbergs former employer!"(2 Tips)
    Devon T.
    "The buttermilk pancake and potatoes are to die for!"(2 Tips)
    SJ8544123 L.
    "fresh squeezed orange juice n"(2 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • omelettes
  • whoopie
  • buttermilk pancakes
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  • Devon T.
    Devon TangasJuly 26, 2015
    I love everything about this place! I have been going here since I was 3 years old! Now I bring my kids here :). The buttermilk pancake and potatoes are to die for! I recommend everything on the menu!
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy Catalano MohrApril 29, 2016
    I had the whoopies favorite. Eggs bacon and potatoes FRESH squeezed On. Marvelous breakfast, marvelous atmosphere. Small town feel, reminds me of a Colorado mountain town breakfast place.
  • Marcella M.
    Marcella MaggioApril 28, 2013
    I recommend anyone who enjoys coffee, dessert and FIERCE entertainment, to catch a showing of The Coffee Shop Chronicles. The plays are original. The dialogue is witty. And the actors are spot on!
  • Karen L.
    Karen L.July 24, 2012
    Yummy! Real home fries, like my moms. Build your own omelette grande. Most casual venues opt out of serving fresh squeezed OJ, but not here. It's a great breakfast find!
  • Sal
    SalSeptember 9, 2016
    Great spot for breakfast and brunch in the heart of South Park. Find the secret patio inside! Good gluten free options.
  • Becky Jo G.
    Becky Jo GibsonAugust 14, 2014
    Great ambiance great breakfast great coffee wonderful very very colourful local history there is usually a line worth the wait
  • Iuliia S
    Iuliia SDecember 27, 2015
    kitchen forgot to substitute potato with beans, but they didn't forget to include beans in our check
  • Sal
    SalAugust 3, 2015
    Great place! A little bit expensive comparing to others, but full of history, charm, friendly, beautiful and original!
  • Ellen B.
    Ellen BrennerDecember 13, 2011
    A hippie-diner version of Cheers. Love the scrambles, omelettes, homefries,, and meatloaf. And love when owner Judy the Beauty is on duty. Tres bien!
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 8, 2014
    The second day of our SD trip, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here :) fresh squeezed orange juice n french toast were yum♡
  • Kirk D.
    Kirk DouglasSeptember 15, 2011
    Excellent food, unique atmosphere and pleasant vibe - A must visit if you'd like a unique breakfast or lunch experience!
  • Sony Mobile WTA
    Sony Mobile WTAAugust 1, 2011
    Follow the locals' lead and have your brunch at the Big Kitchen. Their omelettes are just amazing!
  • Iuliia S
    Iuliia SDecember 27, 2015
    awful experience. I can tolerate long waiting time (busy Sunday morning) but food was worst ever. black bean chili was a bowl of black beans with some pepper and tomatoes just mixed together
  • Art V.
    Art VandaleyMarch 19, 2011
    When choosing, pancake over French toast, scrambled eggs over other styles and (fresh squeezed) orange juice over all other drinks.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JohnsonMay 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your appetite and cash. The food is great, portions generous, and they don't take plastic.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MouzonNovember 30, 2011
    Coolest breakfast place I've been in a very long time! A must if you're in San Diego
  • Ken
    KenMarch 30, 2015
    The house Coffee is surprisingly good, but no surprise from Judy.
  • Xiong Y.
    Xiong YangJuly 27, 2013
    CASH ONLY! But, nice hearty portions, yum!
  • Roger L.
    Roger LiAugust 22, 2013
    The home fries are pure garlicky goodness
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SchnorrMay 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast in SD. Great hippie friendly atmosphere. Cash or check only. Love this place.
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tres Bien! Everything is a Great Choice here.
  • Beau D.
    Beau DuttonNovember 3, 2010
    buttermilk pancake with banana, peanut butter, yogurt, and syurp is amazing!!!
  • Timea U.
    Timea UrbanAugust 10, 2014
    Scrambled eggs with avocado, salsa and cheese!
  • Josh K.
    Josh KeelJune 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit outside or go to the back patio
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Big Kitchen as seen on Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more
  • Larry T.
    Larry ThacherFebruary 27, 2013
    Great food and great service!
  • Zuri J.
    Zuri JefferiesNovember 26, 2010
    Try the corn beef hash you won't be disappointed.
  • chRisto R.
    chRisto ReinJune 3, 2011
    Tried to get served-- asked other server twice for my server, but he never came to take my order. After waiting 20 minutes - I left hungry :( too bad for them.
  • Jesse
    JesseApril 18, 2010
    Not sayin this is always going to be the case BUT ... they got a Trio playin out front while we wait and that's kindof a big deal. Oh & the coffee while you wait is "tres bien"
  • chRisto R.
    chRisto ReinApril 12, 2011
    Whoopie Goldberg is known to have worked here before her «big break»
  • Marty C.
    Marty CarlsonJanuary 16, 2012
    Don't set down a credit card. They will bite your head off.
  • chRisto R.
    chRisto ReinApril 12, 2011
    Sit outside on the patio-- through the kitchen =)
  • Belina C.
    Belina CebrerosMarch 25, 2014
    Best eggs benedict
  • Phyllis D.
    Phyllis DeBellaApril 10, 2013
    Whoopee. Goldbergs former employer!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GardnerNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Germain's Getto Burger.
  • Roland T.
    Roland TMay 23, 2010
    Try the raisin bread french toast! The best!!!
  • Diana L.
    Diana LabnongsangJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wheat Thins commercial!
  • John M.
    John MenvielleMarch 8, 2010
    Honey baked ham sandwich is delicious.
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