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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"(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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  • breakfast food
  • waffles
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  • pancakes
  • tamales
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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
  • Hessa A.
    To be honest it was Below our expectation 👎🏻We didn't like the food there, except for the blueberry corn bread waffle, it was good 👍🏻
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KenneyJune 2, 2012
    They are famous for their pumpkin waffle. It's a must! We always get one and split it.
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RagotMarch 18, 2011
    Try the orange-pecan pancakes they great but you better be very hungry, they are huge!!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gaurav C.
    Gaurav ChitrodaSeptember 21, 2013
    The Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed Toast is amazing !!!
  • Adam T.
    Adam ToddAugust 9, 2013
    Nice of them to offer coffee to go at no extra charge after a great breakfast.
  • whitney n.
    whitney nicole.September 15, 2010
    Banana bread french toast was delicious! As was pb banana french toast! Great coffee, good service!
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettNovember 14, 2011
    Make sure they haven't overcooked your eggs benedict. Get the stuffed granola waffles. Read more
  • Mark E.
    Mark EmersonSeptember 19, 2012
    So good we have come 2 days in a row, just for the PB stuffed French toast
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaJune 9, 2015
    Mexican eggs with home made gravy, good stuff!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Trisha R.
    Trisha RiveraFebruary 4, 2011
    Really good green eggs and spam! And adore the coffee cup lighting.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BuonannoOctober 28, 2014
    Great breakfast get the pumpkin waffle
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PollisonMarch 17, 2013
    Great breakfast spot inexpensive and fast
  • Zeynep Y.
    Zeynep YDecember 12, 2015
    Banana bread french toast - yummm!
  • Don N.
    Don NimuraApril 8
    The peanut butter/banana french toast and the pumpkin waffles are keepers.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmpFebruary 15, 2014
    Small, cozy and anything warm off the griddle menu will do.
  • David S.
    David SMay 7, 2012
    You must try the peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast!
  • Jim P.
    Jim PerroneJuly 17, 2013
    Order ANYTHING - you will not be disappointed - 'nuff said
  • Denisse N.
    Denisse NavarroFebruary 22, 2015
    The tamal is awesome...
  • JNET
    JNETJune 6, 2016
    Great spot to eat and enjoy some people watching.
  • 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
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MelendezJune 17, 2015
    The biscuits and gravy are phenomenal.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SoethFebruary 24, 2010
    During the week you can get a sandwich. The three cheese with bacon and tomato is delicious.
  • Lamia
    LamiaJanuary 5, 2015
    The basic waffle with fresh fruits was ok!
  • Emily T.
    Emily TrodsonMay 6, 2014
    Great music, even better biscuits.
  • 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
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoulNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Peanut Butter And Banana Stuffed French Toast
  • 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
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Cafe 222 as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • 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!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy Mc Donald JohnstonSeptember 19, 2014
    Everything is good here!
  • Abdullatif A.
    Abdullatif AlmulhimAugust 11, 2015
    Awesome Breakfast
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CornishJuly 12, 2010
    Greatest breakfast place - tamales and eggs are incredible!
  • 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.
  • Najla S.
    Najla SaadJuly 30
    I give it 7 out of 10
  • James M.
    James MurrayNovember 2, 2014
    Any southwestern, get Mexican gravy!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisApril 9, 2013
    Try the Tamales And Eggs -
  • 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
  • Erin E.
    Erin EJune 8, 2012
    So good we came back a second time.
  • James S.
    James SilvaJanuary 18, 2012
    I ate here last month. Num, num :-)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gerard F.
    Gerard FinnertyAugust 29, 2010
    Don't come here if you're craving bacon, unless turkey bacon works for you
  • Mark J.
    Mark JonesAugust 8, 2016
    Peanut butter French toast
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoNovember 27, 2010
    I love the pecan waffle BEST. :p
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LordApril 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The white Cheddar and chive bisquits are the best ever!
  • S C.
    S CSeptember 8, 2013
    No bacon. Turkey bacon isn't bacon.
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 6, 2015
    Cool pancakes
  • Monique E.
    Monique EckertSeptember 19, 2010
    Had the croaker and it was amazing!!!!
  • Leigh
    LeighAugust 7, 2011
    biscuits and gravy are good!
  • 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.
  • Colt F.
    Colt FortyFiveMarch 30, 2014
    Corned beef hash
  • 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
  • Thomas Y.
    Thomas YatesDecember 7, 2014
    Mexican eggs
  • Amy
    AmyJune 16, 2011
    Coffee is a houseblend. Delish!
  • Philipp S.
    Philipp SchmidtFebruary 22, 2013
  • Kimberly R.
    Blueberry corn waffles. Aw yeah.
  • Dante C.
    Dante CorenteAugust 21, 2011
    Green eggs and spam!
    MattersOfGrey.comApril 24, 2010
    Sweet Corn Waffles are awesome here!!
  • Mel C.
    Mel CarrJuly 25, 2013
    Burnt pancakes...
  • Dana H.
    Dana Herbert SingletonAugust 30, 2011
  • Raz
    RazJanuary 5, 2010
    Go to Cafe 222 and have Eggs Benedict+Bottomless Coffee.
  • Kahlie N.
    Kahlie NicoleOctober 7, 2011
    TGIF breakfast time!
  • Ale K.
    Ale KogaJune 21, 2010
    Hot chocolate and baggel w/ cream cheese :] Read more
  • Derek G.
    Derek GathrightSeptember 6, 2010
    Pumpkin waffles!
  • Cristian O.
    Cristian OlaveDecember 31, 2009
    Two plus two + 2
  • 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.
    MARIAH DUFLOTHMay 8, 2016
    Ovos mexidos!
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