Last week I told you some places to check out if you are in the northern county of San Diego (Guide to Encinitas). Today, I’ll let you in on some hot spots downtown!
Breakfast: Hash House a Go Go, Hillcrest.
I’m not typically a breakfast person, however, this place has changed my opinion on the most important meal of the day. The portion sizes are gigantic! So, if you’re a first timer, you may want to share with a friend. Must try: their crispy potatoes! They have great daily mimosa specials– the grapefruit was my personal favorite.
Lunch: Baja Beach Cafe, Pacific Beach.
Fish tacos & huge margaritas… what can be better than that?! I’ll tell you what– a phenomenal patio with great reggae music, and a view of the beach and beautiful people walking and riding their bikes along the boardwalk.
Happy Hour: Wave House Beach Club, Mission Beach.
The atmosphere of this beachfront outdoor bar makes it a must-see if you are in the area– especially around sunset! Enjoy discounted beers around the fire pit. There is even a wave machine that you can ride!
Dinner: Bandar, Gaslamp District.
I love expanding my palate and trying foods I’ve never had before. Bandar is a cute Persian spot, with outdoor seating, and great food that will make you want to break out into a belly dance. Order the mast-o-khiar (yogurt with cucumber) as an appetizer, and be sure to save it to mix with your meal!
Dessert: Clayton’s Coffee Shop, Coronado.
This cute, old-fashion cafe makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time, with their juke box and retro decor. Their delicious menu of ice cream cakes and home made pies is irresistible!