What makes a savory scramble so clucking good? We believe it is a combination of fresh ingredients, bold flavors and creativity. Here is a list that we hatched of our favorite spots to flock to, so you can find that perfect savory scramble!
Flee your coop and get to Fig Tree Café in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach where the menu is crafted with fresh and local ingredients. Their Monterey Scramble is both savory and hearty. Using three eggs (from a family owned farm in Ramona), scallions, Ortega chilies, jack cheese and of course bacon served alongside Mexican rice, black beans, three corn tortillas and salsa. The Monterey Scramble rules the roost! Stop by Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station for breakfast or brunch to indulge in their Soy Chorizo Scramble. Consisting of three eggs, soy chorizo, jack cheese, red onion, black beans with tortillas and guacamole these flavors come together to give a savory, spicy and so scramble-lous scramble.
Whether you’re looking for stuffed waffles, healthy waffles or a waffle sandwich, these San Diego restaurants are sure to have a waffle that satisfies your craving!
It’s easy to get your waffle fix at Brian’s 24. This 24-hour diner in Gaslamp recreates the classic waffle and the French croque-monsieur with the Waffle Cristo. Enjoy thinly-sliced ham and cheddar jack cheese between two halves of a bacon waffles topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of extra hot French fries. This all-American diner is taking a French classic and giving them a warm U.S.A twist.
Centered on University Avenue in Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern is the best place to be for some wacky waffles. The Red Velvet Waffle is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Stuffed with bacon and cheese and topped with fried sweet plantains, bacon, spiced walnuts, a coconut milk reduction, garlic butter and Woodford Reserve maple syrup. Uptown Tavern will be making your cheeks blush with these velvety waffles.
Next time you’re craving a well-deserved weekend libation, head to these hotspots with the best brunch drink deals around!
After a morning of surfing head to the Pacific Beach restaurant that is named after the sport itself. The Duck Dive is sure to quench your thirst for cheap brunch drinks with a kick. From 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., daily, enjoy their $3.50 Absolut Bloody Buddies and $17.50 Bottomless Mimosa Bar. Beer for breakfast more your style? The Duck Dive also serves $4 Pacificos, all day on the weekends!
Locals of Solana Beach love Union Kitchen & Tap, and there are many reasons why. One of them being, their brunch deals! On Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., any brunch entrée and bottomless mimosas is only $24.95. Have your brunch and drink it too!
Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants that specialize in gourmet vegan cuisine. The menu and environment is designed to support health and sustainability for both the community and the planet. Dishes are named after affirmations like “I Am Whole,” and are composed of real, organic ingredients from sustainable sources. The restaurant also works closely with local farmers to serve produce at its peak of freshness with deference to seasonality. Daily operations are conducted according to the principle of “Sacred Commerce,” whereby guests are offered both healthy food and a healthy ambiance that encourages them to view their lives from a perspective of gratitude. Originally founded in 2004 in San Francisco, Café Gratitude has three locations in Los Angeles (Downtown Arts District, Larchmont Village and Venice Beach), as well as restaurants in Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to the first Café Gratitude restaurant planned for San Diego’s Little Italy, construction is also underway for the opening of an upscale Gratitude restaurant in Newport Beach later this year. For more information on the Los Angeles locations, visit: cafegratitude.com, or follow along on Twitter and Facebook @CafeGratitudeSD, and Instagram @CafeGratitude.
Hillcrest’s Fig Tree Café has proven to be a top spot for daytime dining! With a tempting assortment of omelets, bennies, sandwiches and paninis, their locally sourced ingredients are thoughtfully combined to create menu selections that offer eye-opening flavor at a reasonable price.
In an effort to focus on what their customers are consistently craving, Fig Tree Hillcrest plans to ramp up its menu with additional pancake and French toast selections, while continuing its dinnertime service at their Liberty Station location. “We are always growing to meet our customers’ needs and we thought it would be fun take breakfast to the next level here,” says owners Johan Engman and Alberto Morreale. “Pancakes and French toast are super popular, and it will be fun to churn them out with some additional spins. Some of the new breakfast menu items include Pistachio Pancakes, Fresas Con Crema Pancakes and House Made Brownie French Toast, among several other items. But guests will just have to come in and find out for themselves what ideas make the cut.
Fig Tree’s Liberty Station location will continue with dinner service, while Hillcrest will only serve breakfast and lunch as of April 1st. Hillcrest’s Fig Tree Café is giving its guests a few more “good” reasons to check them out to see what’s new.
Wake Up Your Daily Morning Routine with All New Hot Breakfast at Bottega Americano
Start your weekday mornings right at Bottega Americano and enjoy the acclaimed restaurant’s new hot breakfast menu. The crowd pleasing selection of satisfying dishes ranging from scrambles to bowls to smashes are now available Monday through Friday from 7:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
The new breakfast dishes include:
Cheddar Biscuit Sandwich: fried egg, Bottega aioli with a choice of prosciutto cotto, sausage, bacon or fried chicken
Bacon & Eggs: or sausage and two eggs on a grilled ciabatta roll.
Chilaquiles: two eggs, guajillo chile sauce, ricotta, corn tortillas.
Bottega Scramble: eggs, five herb pesto, oven roasted tomatoes, burrata, grilled ciabatta.
Avocado Smash: grilled ciabatta, basil, sea salt, cracked black pepper, over easy egg, EVOO.
Bottega Americano also offers a daily selection of grab and go items, baked goods, coffee and espresso drinks starting at 7:30a.m Monday thru Friday. Weekend brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10a.m to 3p.m.