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Cafe 222

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Marina, San Diego
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  • Ethan T.
    "Peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast really is quite good."(7 Tips)
    Robyn
    "Get the pumpkin waffle or flay's favorite- pb stuffed French toast"(7 Tips)
    Dominic C.
    "Peanut butter and banana French toast - get it."(7 Tips)
    Muhsin Y.
    "U must try mexican egg and toast, pumkin waffle .. So delicious.."(3 Tips)
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  • Emily L.
    Emily LaytonJune 17, 2015
    cozy breakfast spot. ordered the peanut butter banana French toast, delicious and not as sweet as I expected. excellent and fast service, accommodated my off the menu iced coffee request.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesJanuary 11, 2015
    The proprietor of Cafe 222 brings San Diego some of he best institutions with Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant along with a cute little bakery called Bake Shop. Check them out!
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesJanuary 11, 2015
    Must try the peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast! It is killer! There's a reason why Cafe 222 has been featured on so many shows. It's authentic, delicious, and decently priced.
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SehgalNovember 16, 2014
    Great food and excellent service. Eggs Italia were just great. Pesto on the eggs with perfect home fries. The peanut butter banana pancakes were awesome.
  • Mary D.
    Mary DelafieldOctober 25, 2013
    An awesome breakfast menu and very reasonable prices! Near the convention center. Dine Al Fresco on the terrace rather than the street side.
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    Get here early, because there's a line. Fuel up on PB & banana french toast before a long day at the convention center. Pay extra for real maple syrup. - Kellie, Community Manager
  • JimL K.
    JimL KJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone recommends the Peanut Butter/Banana Stuffed French Toast which is great, but the Orange Pecan Pancakes are AWESOME!!!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyApril 5, 2016
    Loved this cafe! The food was perfect, service was dependable, and they have a cute little patio.
  • Cherie S.
    Cherie SAugust 13, 2015
    The peanut butter banana French toast is SO worth the hype!!! Delectable.
  • em
    emApril 11, 2013
    cute and kitschy but even better? the food is great (better and less expensive than eating in a hotel).
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MelendezJune 17, 2015
    All the waffle and pancake versions are top flight. Best side is the Griddle Potatoes.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesJanuary 11, 2015
    They get busy quick, so come early! Grab a cup of coffee while you wait!
  • Nelly T.
    You gotta eat breakfast here! The pancakes and waffles are just out of the town
  • yoruhana
    yoruhanaMarch 30, 2010
    Must try their peanut butter & banana stuffed french toast, made famous by Food Network "Best Thing I Ever Ate". Fresh juices & always check out specials. Read more
  • Chuck H.
    Chuck HammondMarch 24, 2013
    Great little spot! A bit of a wait but it was worth it. No alcohol so no mimosas.
  • Muhsin Y.
    Muhsin YJuly 31, 2013
    U must try mexican egg and toast, pumkin waffle .. So delicious..
  • Paul D.
    Paul DoronilaDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tamales, you won't be disappointed. Get extra mexican gravy or the potatoes.
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GoszSeptember 16, 2016
    Pretty obnoxious that they have people line up outside and say there is a 15-20 minute wait when there are many visible open tables
  • Zachary P.
    Zachary PenningtonJuly 7, 2015
    The Mexican is a great scramble. Good diner coffee too.
  • Allen B.
    Allen BlueJuly 21, 2013
    Get the tamale with eggs. Six great tastes that go great together!
  • Felix J.
    Felix JCOctober 17, 2014
    Not only was the All American great, but also a free coffee to go.
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RagotMarch 18, 2011
    Try the orange-pecan pancakes they great but you better be very hungry, they are huge!!!
  • Dominic C.
    Dominic CostelloJuly 17, 2013
    Peanut butter and banana French toast - get it.
  • Jef T.
    Jef TingleyAugust 9, 2013
    Worth the short wait. Delicious food and super friendly staff.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangAugust 3, 2015
    If there's a wait, you can grab a cup of coffee at the station near the front; they'll add it to your bill
  • Michael D.
    Michael DJFebruary 22, 2015
    Great breakfast - eggs perfect. Great service ..... No beer :-)
  • Gaurav C.
    Gaurav ChitrodaSeptember 21, 2013
    The Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Toast is amazing !!!
  • whitney n.
    whitney nicole.September 15, 2010
    Banana bread french toast was delicious! As was pb banana french toast! Great coffee, good service!
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KenneyJune 2, 2012
    They are famous for their pumpkin waffle. It's a must! We always get one and split it.
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettNovember 14, 2011
    Make sure they haven't overcooked your eggs benedict. Get the stuffed granola waffles. Read more
  • Adam T.
    Adam ToddAugust 9, 2013
    Nice of them to offer coffee to go at no extra charge after a great breakfast.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BairdJuly 17, 2010
    I come here whenever in town for a guilty pleasure - Peanut Butter and Banana stuffed french toast. Awesome :-)
  • kelly k.
    kelly krausMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    my standing order...spinach and swiss scramble, turkey bacon and rye toast...i know uts gonna be a good day!
  • Mark E.
    Mark EmersonSeptember 19, 2012
    So good we have come 2 days in a row, just for the PB stuffed French toast
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    The peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast lives up to the hype
  • Laura P.
    Laura PhanJune 29, 2015
    Peanut butter banana pancake is great, and I don't even like bananas.
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BustamantezJuly 20, 2011
    If your a comic-coner stop by here and grab a bag of granola. It's a life saver when waiting in those long lines
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaJune 9, 2015
    Mexican eggs with home made gravy, good stuff!
  • Deepak P.
    Deepak PadmanabhanDecember 15, 2014
    Try the Corned Beef Hash and Tamales & Eggs!
  • Trisha R.
    Trisha RiveraFebruary 4, 2011
    Really good green eggs and spam! And adore the coffee cup lighting.
  • Ethan T.
    Ethan TurkeltaubAugust 14, 2014
    Peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast really is quite good.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PollisonMarch 17, 2013
    Great breakfast spot inexpensive and fast
  • Matt B.
    Matt BuonannoOctober 28, 2014
    Great breakfast get the pumpkin waffle
  • Zeynep Y.
    Zeynep YDecember 12, 2015
    Banana bread french toast - yummm!
  • David S.
    David SMay 7, 2012
    You must try the peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast!
  • Don N.
    Don NimuraApril 8
    The peanut butter/banana french toast and the pumpkin waffles are keepers.
  • Jim P.
    Jim PerroneJuly 17, 2013
    Order ANYTHING - you will not be disappointed - 'nuff said
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmpFebruary 15, 2014
    Small, cozy and anything warm off the griddle menu will do.
  • Denisse N.
    Denisse NavarroFebruary 22, 2015
    The tamal is awesome...
  • JNET
    JNETJune 6, 2016
    Great spot to eat and enjoy some people watching.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SoethFebruary 24, 2010
    During the week you can get a sandwich. The three cheese with bacon and tomato is delicious.
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MelendezJune 17, 2015
    The biscuits and gravy are phenomenal.
  • Keith Q.
    Keith QuebodeauxJune 10, 2015
    Eggs Benedict on Angel Biscuit really good.
  • Elyse R.
    Elyse RuanNovember 24, 2016
    Peanut butter banana toast is a must try
  • Lamia
    LamiaJanuary 5, 2015
    The basic waffle with fresh fruits was ok!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackerJuly 17, 2015
    Everything.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TrodsonMay 6, 2014
    Great music, even better biscuits.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoulNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Peanut Butter And Banana Stuffed French Toast
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Carl Schroeder, chef of Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Banana oatmeal. Read more
  • James M.
    James MurrayNovember 2, 2014
    Don't miss this spot, Mexi breakfast.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DSeptember 7, 2014
    Breakfast was incredibly delicious!
  • Emilio M.
    Emilio MartínezMarch 11, 2015
    Try the frech toast and waffles, the coffee was just ok
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KenneyJune 7, 2012
    This place is popular for breakfast so get there early or be prepared to wait. You must park on the street and pay the meter, even on Saturdays, but it's worth it! Try the pumpkin waffle!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Cafe 222 as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CornishJuly 12, 2010
    Greatest breakfast place - tamales and eggs are incredible!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy Mc Donald JohnstonSeptember 19, 2014
    Everything is good here!
  • Abdullatif A.
    Abdullatif AlmulhimAugust 11, 2015
    Awesome Breakfast
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmythSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    5-Grain waffle with real maple syrup and crisp turkey bacon on the side
  • davelewand
    davelewandAugust 27, 2014
    Eggs Benedict - great value.
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie Phaure-davisSeptember 22, 2016
    Best brunch near convention centre.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroSeptember 1, 2014
    The mexican is amazing.
  • Volkan S.
    Volkan S.June 25, 2014
    Service can be better but also tasty.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 9, 2013
    Try the Tamales And Eggs -
  • James M.
    James MurrayNovember 2, 2014
    Any southwestern, get Mexican gravy!
  • Nan
    NanSeptember 21, 2010
    @mrcippy the corny waffle with fruit and yogurt is a win.
  • Khaled E.
    Khaled EdNovember 22, 2013
    Peaunt butter and banana stuffed french toast . Waaaaw
  • James S.
    James SilvaJanuary 18, 2012
    I ate here last month. Num, num :-)
  • Erin E.
    Erin EJune 8, 2012
    So good we came back a second time.
  • A C.
    A C De RMay 30, 2011
    Must try pumpkin waffle! Taste just like pumpkin pie. Yum!
  • PlinyThe3rd
    PlinyThe3rdAugust 23, 2011
    Best Thing: PB & Banana Stuffed French Toast.
  • Gerard F.
    Gerard FinnertyAugust 29, 2010
    Don't come here if you're craving bacon, unless turkey bacon works for you
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JSeptember 24, 2014
    The best chicken fried steak!
  • Robyn
    RobynMarch 7, 2010
    Get the pumpkin waffle or flay's favorite- pb stuffed French toast
  • Mark J.
    Mark JonesAugust 8, 2016
    Peanut butter French toast
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LordApril 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The white Cheddar and chive bisquits are the best ever!
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoNovember 27, 2010
    I love the pecan waffle BEST. :p
  • S C.
    S CSeptember 8, 2013
    No bacon. Turkey bacon isn't bacon.
  • Monique E.
    Monique EckertSeptember 19, 2010
    Had the croaker and it was amazing!!!!
  • Leigh
    LeighAugust 7, 2011
    biscuits and gravy are good!
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 6, 2015
    Cool pancakes
  • Loren P.
    Loren PiretraJanuary 7, 2012
    Egg white Italian omelet 
  • Dale H.
    Dale HopkinsMarch 25, 2013
    It is so yummy!!!
  • Jun
    JunAugust 6, 2013
    Great taste ! Read more
  • Brent B.
    Brent BrooksJuly 5, 2015
    Food was good but the poor service isn't worth the wait.
  • Angela H.
    Angela HartshornAugust 7, 2011
    Best breakfast downtown!
  • Cyd B.
    Cyd BurrowsMay 12, 2010
    Recommend: Peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast Read more
  • Colt F.
    Colt FortyFiveMarch 30, 2014
    Corned beef hash
  • Amy
    AmyJune 16, 2011
    Coffee is a houseblend. Delish!
  • Philipp S.
    Philipp SchmidtFebruary 22, 2013
    Waffles!!!
  • Thomas Y.
    Thomas YatesDecember 7, 2014
    Mexican eggs
  • Fabrice E.
    Fabrice ElustondoMarch 31, 2015
    De belles assiettes... Des quantités à l'américaines... Service agréable et rapide, idéal pour un petit déjeuner copieux avant une grosse journée de ballades...
  • Eve M.
    Eve MartinezNovember 22, 2012
    El mejor pan francés!!!! Vale la pena ir a probarlo si estás en downtown San Diego
  • Isaid V.
    Isaid ValezuelaJanuary 18, 2015
    El tamaño de las porciones brutal!!! Pero muy bueno
  • Anna V.
    Anna VarellaJuly 24, 2013
    Delicioso o café da manhã aqui. Recomendo.
  • bikerfey K.
    bikerfey KarlaJuly 8, 2015
    Huevos rancheros.
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