We ate a lot during our trip to San Diego, and luckily most of our stops were hits! Another hit was Brockton Villa, where we met friends of ours who we know from living in South Korea. It’s hard not to thoroughly enjoy yourself at this romantic seaside restaurant, overlooking the beautiful La Jolla Cove. Brockton Villa is a historic and charming beach cottage that has won such awards at “Best Outdoor Dining” and “Best Breakfast in La Jolla”.
While we dined on their outside terrace, we were literally eating on the ocean – it was magical.
Coast Toast ($12.00) – Their world-famous, extra rich, thick cut French Toast with a hint of orange and served with Wisconsin maple syrup – is similar in texture to a soufflé. With a nod to the Brockton Villa’s spectacular location on Coast Blvd., the name is “now recognized worldwide and stirs a Pavlovian effect in those who have tried it”. Their French toast is so good that they even provide the recipe on their website so you can attempt to recreate it at home. Luckily for customers, this dish is now served all day. And it is also featured at Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery (Brockton’s sister location in Bird Rock).
Crab Ipanema ($15.00) – lump blue crab cakes, sliced tomatoes, soft poached eggs on an English muffin with a spicy tomato coconut sauce, served with breakfast potatoes. With huge portions and excellent flavors, it was such a satisfying brunch and pleasant afternoon that we will most definitely return the next time we’re in lovely La Jolla.