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Cafe 222

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Marina, San Diego
  • Ethan T.
    "Peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast really is quite good."(7 Tips)
    "Get the pumpkin waffle or flay's favorite- pb stuffed French toast"(6 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)
109 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • waffles
  • lively
  • pancakes
  • tamales
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  • 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!
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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..
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Jef T.
    Jef TingleyAugust 9, 2013
    Worth the short wait. Delicious food and super friendly staff.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DJFebruary 22, 2015
    Great breakfast - eggs perfect. Great service ..... No beer :-)
  • Dominic C.
    Dominic CostelloJuly 17, 2013
    Peanut butter and banana French toast - get it.
  • 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.
  • Gaurav C.
    Gaurav ChitrodaSeptember 21, 2013
    The Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Toast is amazing !!!
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettNovember 14, 2011
    Make sure they haven't overcooked your eggs benedict. Get the stuffed granola waffles. Read more
  • 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
  • Adam T.
    Adam ToddAugust 9, 2013
    Nice of them to offer coffee to go at no extra charge after a great breakfast.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    The peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast lives up to the hype
  • 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
  • Laura P.
    Laura PhanJune 29, 2015
    Peanut butter banana pancake is great, and I don't even like bananas.
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaJune 9, 2015
    Mexican eggs with home made gravy, good stuff!
  • Trisha R.
    Trisha RiveraFebruary 4, 2011
    Really good green eggs and spam! And adore the coffee cup lighting.
  • Deepak P.
    Deepak PadmanabhanDecember 15, 2014
    Try the Corned Beef Hash and Tamales & Eggs!
  • 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
  • David S.
    David SMay 7, 2012
    You must try the peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast!
  • Zeynep Y.
    Zeynep YDecember 12, 2015
    Banana bread french toast - yummm!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BuonannoOctober 28, 2014
    Great breakfast get the pumpkin waffle
  • Jim P.
    Jim PerroneJuly 17, 2013
    Order ANYTHING - you will not be disappointed - 'nuff said
  • Peter S.
    Peter SoethFebruary 24, 2010
    During the week you can get a sandwich. The three cheese with bacon and tomato is delicious.
  • JNET
    JNETJune 6, 2016
    Great spot to eat and enjoy some people watching.
  • Denisse N.
    Denisse NavarroFebruary 22, 2015
    The tamal is awesome...
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmparanoFebruary 15, 2014
    Small, cozy and anything warm off the griddle menu will do.
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