Big Kitchen

Breakfast Spot, Coffee Shop, and American Restaurant
3003 Grape St (at Fern St), San Diego, CA 92102, United States
Closed until 7:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–2:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 58 votes

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    S_J L.
    "fresh squeezed orange juice n"(3 Tips)
    chRisto R.
    "Whoopie Goldberg is known to have worked here before her «big break»"(2 Tips)
    Devon T.
    "The buttermilk pancake and potatoes are to die for!"(2 Tips)
    Roland T.
    "Try the raisin bread french toast!"(3 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • fresh squeezed OJ
  • omelettes
  • buttermilk pancakes
  • corned beef hash
  • meatloaf
  • outdoor seating
  • yogurt
  • lively
  • ham sandwiches
  • healthy food
  • family-friendly
  • big portions
  • casual
  • coffee
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • desserts
  • potatoes
  • Sal

    Great place! A little bit expensive comparing to others, but full of history, charm, friendly, beautiful and original!

    Sal · 3 weeks ago
  • Devon T.

    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!

    Devon Tangas · July 26
  • Ken

    The house Coffee is surprisingly good, but no surprise from Judy.

    Ken · March 30
  • S_J L.

    The second day of our SD trip, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here :) fresh squeezed orange juice n french toast were yum♡

    S_J L · October 8, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Big Kitchen as seen on Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Becky Jo G.

    Great ambiance great breakfast great coffee wonderful very very colourful local history there is usually a line worth the wait

    Becky Jo Gibson · August 14, 2014
  • Timea U.

    Scrambled eggs with avocado, salsa and cheese!

    Timea Urban · August 10, 2014
  • Josh K.

    Sit outside or go to the back patio

    Josh Keel · June 2, 2014
  • Belina C.

    Best eggs benedict

    Belina Cebreros · March 25, 2014
  • Roger L.

    The home fries are pure garlicky goodness

    Roger Li · August 22, 2013
  • Xiong Y.

    CASH ONLY! But, nice hearty portions, yum!

    Xiong Yang · July 27, 2013
  • Brian P.

    Tres Bien! Everything is a Great Choice here.

    Brian Park · June 22, 2013
  • Marcella M.

    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!

    Marcella Maggio · April 28, 2013
  • Phyllis D.

    Whoopee. Goldbergs former employer!

    Phyllis DeBella · April 10, 2013
  • Larry T.

    Great food and great service!

    Larry Thacher · February 27, 2013
  • Karen L.

    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!

    Karen L. · July 24, 2012
  • Marty C.

    Don't set down a credit card. They will bite your head off.

    Marty Carlson · January 16, 2012
  • Ellen B.

    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!

    Ellen Brenner · December 13, 2011
  • Steve M.

    Coolest breakfast place I've been in a very long time! A must if you're in San Diego

    Steve Mouzon · November 30, 2011
  • Josh G.

    Try Germain's Getto Burger.

    Josh Gardner · November 9, 2011
  • Kirk D.

    Excellent food, unique atmosphere and pleasant vibe - A must visit if you'd like a unique breakfast or lunch experience!

    Kirk Douglas · September 15, 2011
  • Sony Mobile WTA

    Follow the locals' lead and have your brunch at the Big Kitchen. Their omelettes are just amazing!

    Sony Mobile WTA · August 1, 2011
  • Diana L.

    Wheat Thins commercial!

    Diana Labnongsang · July 23, 2011
  • chRisto R.

    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.

    chRisto Rein · June 3, 2011
  • Brian J.

    Bring your appetite and cash. The food is great, portions generous, and they don't take plastic.

    Brian Johnson · May 15, 2011
  • chRisto R.

    Sit outside on the patio-- through the kitchen =)

    chRisto Rein · April 12, 2011
  • chRisto R.

    Whoopie Goldberg is known to have worked here before her «big break»

    chRisto Rein · April 12, 2011
  • Art V.

    When choosing, pancake over French toast, scrambled eggs over other styles and (fresh squeezed) orange juice over all other drinks.

    Art Vandaley · March 19, 2011
  • Zuri J.

    Try the corn beef hash you won't be disappointed.

    Zuri Jefferies · November 26, 2010
  • Beau D.

    buttermilk pancake with banana, peanut butter, yogurt, and syurp is amazing!!!

    Beau Dutton · November 3, 2010
  • Kelly S.

    Best breakfast in SD. Great hippie friendly atmosphere. Cash or check only. Love this place.

    Kelly Schnorr · May 23, 2010
  • Roland T.

    Try the raisin bread french toast! The best!!!

    Roland T · May 23, 2010
  • Jesse

    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"

    Jesse · April 18, 2010
  • John M.

    Honey baked ham sandwich is delicious.

    John Menvielle · March 8, 2010
  • Noralee B.

    Fresh squeezed orange juice ftw.

    Noralee Blanks · December 31, 2009

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