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The Mission
Asian Restaurant$$
Today 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
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1250 J St San Diego, CA 92101
1250 J StreetUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
$$Asian Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Nuevo Latino Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Today 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Mission is our concept of a café specializing in simple, healthy, tasty food, with a whimsical edge and a focus on artful presentation at an affordable price.
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Cafe features a menu of health-inspired Asian & Latin American flavors & a simple, relaxed ambiance.- Google
"But my favorite is their flavorful and crispy Rosemary potatoes."
"Everything from the pancakes and French toast are awesome."
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Mat B
2 months ago
Very good Bahn Mi sandwich - great atmosphere and a nice porch to enjoy the sunny California weather on
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Jason Rotenberg
8 months ago
Very nice breakfast spot. Great coffee drinks, and good creative food. Would visit regularly if I was a local. No views or the beach, but a nice enough restaurant.
Ivan T
a year ago
I love the food here. Their staple Mission Rosemary should be tried for potatoes alone. They are out of this world. The bread is just OK though. I also like getting zen breakfast when I feel like being healthy. Love the tofu in zen breakfast. I asked how they make it but they wont tell. Their pancakes are also outstanding and I also tried their veggie rice bowls ( I thin teriyakki) and I remember liking it very much. Like someone said the only bad thing is wait on weekend but the food is very fast and consistent. parking can be difficult in East Village location
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Jennifer Meram
11 months ago
I’ll take breakfast for lunch, any day. With a menu including a bakery, coffee options, breakfast, lunch, healthy choices and Mexican-inspired cuisine, the Mission is your one-stop-so-we-can-make-everyone-happy-on-Saturday-afternoon destination. But really, it’s all about the breakfast here. A variety of pancakes with all the trimmings; breakfast burritos that will put (sadly) some taco shops to shame; fresh cup of coffee coming your way; eggs, bacon, sausage, oh my! Your stomach will be happy all day long. If heavenly morning goodness is not your thing though, they do have healthier bowl options including steamed vegetables and brown rice. I’ve tried the ginger sesame bowl with tofu, which was a top-notch healthy and tasty lunch option. Their peanut sauce could use a little work, but then again, if you want amazing peanut sauce, go to a restaurant with Asian fusion type cuisine. There were a few flies flying around in there (which is to be expected with any restaurant leaving its doors open), but it was quite distracting and concerning. They do have bakery options that are $1! Yes, $1. But mind you they are the neglected nobody-loves-me baked goods that were abandoned the day before. Still tasty, nonetheless. Also, the booths inside are really, and I mean REALLY upright, where you’ll feel like grandma is trying a painful and sneaky way of correcting your posture. The Victorian style of the booth makes up for it in my opinion. It is, after all, a downtown sight to see the restaurant’s transformation of a historical/Victorian home. The outdoor patio makes you feel like you’re on the front porch of your Auntie Sue’s country home…until you see a homeless man run in front of you screaming at the invisible person on his shoulder. Yes, welcome to the East Village. Overall: tasty food, charming Victorian inspired décor inside a Victorian style home, but yes, still East Village.
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Sasen Cain
8 months ago
Pretty tasty. I got the quesadilla (bacony-deliciousness!) and split an order of rosemary potatoes. The salsa was boring but the black beans were lovely. Several things about this place reminded me of brunch in San Franciso, except with lower prices. It's absurdly loud when it's busy, so if shouting to be heard at a two-person table is a problem, come off-peak. And for what it's worth, the tea is expensive but hot water refills are free, which was good for my poor throat. Parking is hellish when Petco Park lots have tailgating prices; go up 14th past G St for cheap meters.
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Doug Barry
7 months ago
Best breakfast I've had in a LONG time! Service was great and the food was fantastic. The portions were large so next time we go we will split it.
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Memo Gomez
11 months ago
This place is great for breakfast. The fusion of flavor is outstanding! I had the ranchero verde breakfast plate. Sometimes you might have to wait a few minutes to sit down because it gets really crowded. That means it’s very popular with the locals, which speaks volumes for this place because is that good. There isn’t a whole lot of room inside, and the tables are situated pretty cozily next to one another. If it’s not a problem for you, it won’t be for your fellow patrons. If you take the kids, ask your server for crayons and paper.
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Carlos H.
11 months ago
Great service. In addition, they are in a historic building. I love this type of setting. If you go back you can see some old pictures back in the day. If walls could talk....


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