Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast restaurant with several branches in SD. Has vegan menu that includes a few dishes using Just's Vegan Egg. Choices include soy chorizo vegan bowl, jammin' bennies, and harvest omelet served with potatoes. Reported to serve non-vegan butter with vegan orders, ask if there is vegan butter available. House ketchup is reported vegan October 2023. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-3:00pm.

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31 Reviews

First Review by jessi2410


Points +1266

04 Oct 2023

Vegan section on menu!

Good breakfast option for vegans in downtown San Diego area. Omelet texture perfect. Great presentation and large portions.

Pros: Vegan specific section on menu, Vegan omelet texture , In-house ketchup

Cons: Side potatoes could use more spice



Points +73

18 May 2023

Great vegan breakfast!

Great service from Gustavo and the vegan options a delicious!

Pros: Lots of vegan options for breakfast!, Great service! , Delicious food

Cons: None


Points +55

26 Feb 2023

Awesome veggie burrito

Was lucky enough to be staying just up the block from here. Went in for the much heralded veggie burrito and it fulfilled expectations. Sat at the bar as it was just me and there was a wait otherwise. Wait staff very welcoming and attentive.


Points +45

04 Jan 2023

One of the best vegan breakfast

That place is vibe with good food

Pros: Good food, Vegan, Wifi


Points +56

16 Oct 2022

Good sized portions and vegan menu

All of the vegan options sounded delicious. I got the breakfast burritos and Jammin’ Bennie. It was a Saturday afternoon and very busy but the bartenders were super friendly and helpful. The portions were big and the food was delicious.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-16

Pros: Vegan options clearly labeled , Delicious , Good sized portions

Cons: Got served eggs and had to send them back, Loud environment (but could be a pro for some)


Points +744

24 Jul 2022

Haiku Review

Vegan burrito
Too much food to devour
Excellent options

Pros: Variety (small) or vegan options, You won’t leave hungry, Non dairy options available with coffee

Cons: Too huge, food wasted


Points +710

10 May 2022

A little average in my opinion…

My boyfriend and I both were super excited to try this place out but it’s pretty evident there isn’t much dedication to the vegans. I felt like both dishes, the burrito and the frittata, lacked spices and it underdelivered in my opinion. It’s a great breakfast option when you’re dining with non-vegans but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back..

I probably would recommend the burrito over the frittata. There seemed to be less frittata than I expected. I wasn’t really full after eating it but I loved the burrito a little bit more and the rice and beans were pretty delightful.

The vegan jammin bennie was probably my favorite, and I bet it’s better dining in vs to go, but it also lacked spice and flavor. I loved the blueberry jalapeño jam with the hollandaise but I think the Italian sausage needed seasoning. Overall a good option.

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-02

Pros: Vegan breakfast options, Reasonably priced champagne

Cons: Not flavorful , Not a big portion of frittata


Points +60

04 Mar 2022

Fantastic Vegan Options

The vegan options were proper vegan food. Not like some omnivore restaurants that make food vegan by removing things. The food was delicious. My breakfast burrito included cheeze and fake meat as well as beans, rice and veg. Nice vibe to the place as well.

Pros: Separate vegan section on the menu. , Five meal choices. Huge portions. , Opted for the breakfast burrito. Delicious.


Points +604

01 Feb 2022

Tasty Vegan Options

Very tasty vegan options! Happy that they had a vegan section to the menu, and that they labeled the bloody mary and marias as vegan. Hope they add more vegan options. It is a very popular, crowded spot. Make reservations if you can. #Veganuary


Points +32

04 Nov 2021


Small vegan menu but the burrito was really good!


Points +132

27 Oct 2021

Very flavorful

Not a huge vegan menu, but very good.

Pros: Big portions , Very flavorful food, Great comfort food

Cons: Not many choices


Points +2384

25 Aug 2021

Good vegan options

I enjoyed the plentiful Vegan Breakfast Burrito and the Adaptogenic Antioxidant Shot. The vegan summer special sounded good: Crispy Mushrooms and Cornbread Pancakes.


Points +445

09 Aug 2021

Oh, this place is awesome!

Popular eatery in town. We had the vegan fruttata, a well-portioned masterpiece loaded with veggies and served in its own skillet, with potatoes and sour dough toast.
The coffee is truly delicious.
My favorite breakfast in SD.

Pros: Wonderful food, great service


Points +99

06 Jun 2021

Very good! Long wait though

Very delicious food! I ordered the breakfast burrito and it was very delicious! Tho the wait time was extremely long 🥵 we waited like 80 minutes to get seated. There were only like 5 vegan options, but it was very good! There is no way to reserve seating, and so if you are okay with waiting awhile I highly recommend

Pros: Tasty

Cons: Not many vegan options, Vegan food a bit more pricey


Points +60

31 May 2021


The vegan food here is amazing!!! I went with my mom and sis and we split the vegan Lavender Peach Pancakes (which is currently a spring special) and the vegan Jammin’ Bennie. Both items were absolutely to die for!!! My mom is not vegan and is extremely hard to please when it comes to vegan food and she even said it was the best vegan food she’s ever had. The wait is usually pretty long (we waited an hour and a half) but trust me, it is so worth it!

Pros: A handful of vegan options, Delicious

Cons: Long wait, Doesn’t take reservations , Vegan items more expensive than rest of menu


Points +6213

21 Aug 2020

Popular for a reason

Although the vegan options are quite limited, what they do have is delicious! We were seated outside and I ordered the Vegan breakfast burrito and it was mammoth. I was pretty content after eating half but willed my way to finish. The burrito also came with Mexican rice and black beans. Great place to bring non-vegan friends.

Pros: Vegan options.

Cons: May be a wait. (Worth waiting), Few vegan options


Points +139

13 Aug 2020

Surprisingly incredible

Didn’t expect the breakfast burrito to be as delicious as it was. The price was a little much for takeout during COVID19 times, but if I had friends to eat there with the ambiance - and libations - would’ve justified the $.
Note: their website ordering was confusing and I almost ordered from the wrong location. I’m also an idiot sometimes ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Pros: Great flavor & quality, Portion size wasn’t too big or small

Cons: Expensive for takeout, Website ordering , I don’t have friends


Points +456

06 Aug 2020

Spectacular brekkie!!

I had the vegan omelette!
I fully recommend it, it was amazing.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Very quick , Lovely staff

Cons: Queuing , Loud , Very busy


Points +66

04 Jul 2020

Brunch dreams!

This place is what vegan brunch dreams are made of!

Pros: Good food, Vegan brunch choices


Points +28

27 Feb 2020

Vegan menu great.

Vegan menu rocked, “eggs” Bene was delicious, a little salty but good.

Pros: vegan options on same menu, Outdoor seating availabile, More than just tofu

Cons: Long wait (but worth it)


Points +140

11 Feb 2020


The Benedict here is out of this world! I’ve tried everything on the vegan menu and it’s all been great!


Points +1402

18 Jan 2020


Delicious delicious delicious!! Best vegan breakfast I've ever had. Worth the wait and worth the prices. They have since added two more vegan options since I last went and I can't wait to make another trip to San Diego to try them all.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Lively environment, Friendly waitstaff

Cons: Long wait times, A bit pricey


Points +55

27 Dec 2019

Fast and friendly

Pretty good standard brunch menu. Service was fast and friendly, although there’s a wait at busy times. They have a specific vegan section on the menu. My only complaint is: I’ve seen more vegetables on the menu at other (non-vegan) places. This feels like they are stuck in the American meat-centric way of thinking about food.

Pros: Vegan section on menu with about 5 items, Quality was pretty good

Cons: Not many vegetables on the menu


Points +58

24 Dec 2019

5 vegan options

Amazing to see 5 delicious (and giant) vegan options on a menu!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious

Cons: None tbh


Points +120

09 Dec 2019

Limited but phenomenal vegan options

Though there only 3 true vegan options, the quality is worth it. This particular BR has a patio and very friendly staff. I recommend the vegan omelet (with vegan house ketchup)

Pros: Vegan omelet

Cons: Limited vegan options


Points +1621

11 Oct 2019

Vegan breakfast

They have three pure vegan dishes. All very good. they use JUST EGG with a range of veggies to create omelettes.

Pros: Protein rich vegan omelette , Great bread, Excellent coffee to boot


Points +716

26 Sep 2019

The Jammin Benny was delicious

We went here two days in a row because it was so good. I definitely recommend the Jammin Benny

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