About Brockton Villa
San Diego, CA 92037
Great Food * Epic Sunsets
Brockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.
Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.
Californian, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Everyday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Everyday: 5:00pm - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking available on public streets. There are also numerous per hour fee parking garages and private parking lot offered for large private events
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Our ocean front historic cottage has cozy home like charm. Private parties can take place in the entire cottage or in specific areas (the Nook, Veranda, Main Dining , Patio). Each seat has an ocean view. With our award winning menus, our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party.
Brockton Villa Ratings and Reviews
Went last Friday during the 'big storm'. ...
Went last Friday during the 'big storm'. We walked in super soaked and they were surprised we actually made it! Staff was super accommodating and friendly. Brought heaters over to help dry us out. We asked to move by their beautiful fireplace since the place was cleared out. After cleaning up following a wedding party, they moved us cheerfully. I had the lamb shank, absolutely delicious. Fall off the bone good! We came back for brunch on Sunday with friends and it was great, especially the seafood omelet special with truffled goat cheese. Sublime!
We had reservations for valentines, but ...
We had reservations for valentines, but we showed up early, so we were placed on the "patio" instead of the "veranda." That would have been fine, but we were right next to a tree, directly under a propane heater, and also about 2ft from another couple's table. The waiter came to our table about once every 15 minutes, and when he did, he had to stand uncomfortably close because of the previously mentioned obstacles. It was so awkward and weird, and unreasonably crowded because of the holiday. The food was pretty mediocre, I ordered the surf and turf, the steak was cooked as I ordered but the shrimp was rubbery and over cooked. Dessert was satisfying but also about 25 minutes too late. Honestly, I was ready to leave before our appetizer had even arrived. Ambiance was pretty terrible as we mostly heard the sounds of the kitchen, which came out of a window about 10 ft from our table. Some poor souls had to sit directly under the kitchen window. We could hear ourselves over the kitchen noise but so could about 4 tables around us because of how close the tables had been placed. For $50 a person the value was about as bad as it gets, if the food or the service or the ambiance had been any better I might be willing to overlook the crowding due to the holiday, but nothing was above sub-par so the crowding really was the straw on the camel's back. We don't even have like super refined tastes, we're just some normal people from Michigan, and I know maybe $50 a person isn't that much for fine dining, but this wasn't even close to fine dining.
My family and I usually go to Brockton V ...
My family and I usually go to Brockton Villa for breakfast, it is our favorite location. The Coast Toast is wonderful, our 4 year old grandson asks often if we will take him for breakfast. The Carne Asada Benedict is wonderful. Besides the wonderful food, the service is so quick that even a child can handle the wait. We had never had a dinner at Brockton Villa so decided to try it for Valentines Day and were very happy. We will definitely try it for dinner again.
The abalone shell-encrusted fireplace in ...
The abalone shell-encrusted fireplace in this historic restaurant's main dining room will keep you cozy even on a cold or wet day. Otherwise you can dine on the covered porch overlooking the Cove area, or the umbrella covered outdoor patio. This place is beach house quaint in a wonderful way. Our special event was dinner with friends, but special as the friends are from a long ways away. They loved the place and the food, and conversation was easy on this particular weekday night when the place was only moderately filled. Brockton Villa is a local treasure.
I really enjoyed Brockton Villa! The bea ...
I really enjoyed Brockton Villa! The beach cottage flair came out through the white walls and ceiling beams. The details of the place were adorable and the view of La Jolla Cove was breathtaking. My only complaint was at times it felt a little loud in there. With the noise from the surrounding people and the overhead music, the noise level seemed in-cohesive with the quaint cottage feel. But that could have just been the combination of people that were there at the time. I highly recommend Brockton Villa!
Stunning views, would come back for the ...
Stunning views, would come back for the view but the food was at below average. I ordered the carne asada eggs with breakfast potatoes Benedict and it was served cool and the asada was stringy. Also it was very very cold on the balcony despite the small space heater-- bring layers. The lower deck had very nice heat lamps.
We had brunch on Saturday. Bruch is ser ...
We had brunch on Saturday. Bruch is served later, until 3 pm, on the weekend. The Coast Toast was AMAZING! Oh my gosh....light, fluffy, deliciousness that melts in your mouth. REAL MAPLE syrup is on the table, however, you will not need it - it is that good! It is like using steak sauce and a perfectly cooked prime cut of steak - why do you want to ruin it? We were able to sit outside with an obstructed and spectacular view of the ocean at La Jolla Cove. Eggs benedict was delicious. The chilaquiles was AWESOME. I highly recommend it. Service was very good.
This is my second visit to Brockton VIll ...
This is my second visit to Brockton VIlla and it was great again. It was a cold and windy morning, but the sound of the waves and sea lions was a great addition to the wonderful Coast Toast! If you go, you have to try the Coast Toast, it is very good.
Great location with a beautiful view to ...
Great location with a beautiful view to the ocean, in a nice, historic house. The food was very good. I had the chowder which was outstanding. The sea bass, which is one of their most popular dishes, is just OK. The service is informal but very friendly and attentive. Definitely recommended.
When we got there, they had a wedding re ...
When we got there, they had a wedding reception which reserved the entire inside of the restaurant. We were not happy to have to be outside on a cold evening. However, they did a very good job of placing patio heaters near our table and providing lap blankets, so we stayed. Food and service was very good and we would go back, but only in the afternoon or after verifying an inside table would be reserved for us.
A friend had told me about it and I was ...
A friend had told me about it and I was excited to try it but we were disappointed with the Restaurant week menu. They main dishes were tiny and we all left there hungry. The clam chowder was yummy but the sea bass was not very tasty. the dessert was fine. crème Brule was very good but the coast toast was ok.
This is a great restaurant with several ...
This is a great restaurant with several seating areas, most of which have amazing ocean views. The location is just across a parking lot from the cove so we could hear the seagulls and seals. Waves were crashing. Really nice. The food and service were excellent and the tab was reasonable. The parking is easy and free. If you're in town, make a point to go. If you're a local and haven't been yet, you're missing a gem. Make a reservation, however, if possible.
I made a reservation a couple of days in ...
I made a reservation a couple of days in advance for Sunday brunch and I asked for a table on the edge of the patio. When we arrived, the table was ready; with a great view of the water. Our service was fantastic, and the food looked amazing. I ordered the French toast, which was extraordinarily soggy, though. I have ordered brioche French toast 100 times and I've never had it this wet. I am not sure if she was the manager, but when she picked up my plate and asked me if my breakfast was okay, noticing that I didn't eat it, I explained that it was too wet. She kindly took it off my bill. I suggest asking for the French toast to be dry if you order it just to make sure, unless you are okay with it wet. Beyond that, my family loved their meal and the coffees we ordered. It's just a really great vibe, too. Just make sure you make reservations because it's not very big so I imagine it gets packed.
Service was quick. Food was delicious! T ...
Service was quick. Food was delicious! The Coast Toast never fails in taste. We always go early on weekends (before 9:30am) and usually get a table within 10 minutes or less. Great views of the cove when seated outside. Inside seating is cozy and cute.
My wife and son and I enjoyed a very qui ...
My wife and son and I enjoyed a very quiet dinner on a Tuesday night off season. Great location overlooking the ocean, seals barking out on the rocks. Ryan was very good waiter/host, food was very good, basic and satisfying. Overall enjoyable dinner. Would like to return in summertime, as it was chilly in January.
The view and area are really picturesque ...
The view and area are really picturesque! The food and service were great, but I would just advise that the smell of sea lion is a bit strong if sitting at the outside patio. The price you pay I guess to be so close to the water!
Friends since college (now in our 60s) w ...
Friends since college (now in our 60s) we get together for brunch on New Year's morning to celebrate birthdays. We have tried several locations; Brockton Villa was one of the best, providing outstanding value, comfort, and very good service on a busy morning. It was chilly this year, but the nook in the back was perfect for our party of six (it could comfortably seat eight) and we could easily hear each other and be our own little party. The food, as usual, was very good although the eggs were a little dry (I had a scramble; my friend had an omelet); the rest of our party enjoy various pancakes. The location and view are great and we can walk from La Jolla Cove to the Children's Pool afterwards. We recommend the public parking just around the corner below the Crab Catcher; it's worth the price.
My son and I went to Brockton Villa for ...
My son and I went to Brockton Villa for New Years Eve (but I had been there once before for lunch). There was a 3 course dinner for $55 and all 3 courses were excellent! The service was fantastic. It was rainy, so there was no view that night but normally you can see Seal Cove from the balcony area and hear them as well!
Nice little place, great history, and vi ...
Nice little place, great history, and views. Was cold and wet when we went, but can imagine sitting in this place on a nice warm sunny day. Only downfall not Bloody Mary's served before 11 am due to zoning law :-(
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