About Brockton Villa
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/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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 rooms and 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
Celebrating my friend returning to Europ ...
Celebrating my friend returning to Europe. Our meal was outstanding, service superb, personal attention and patience shown to my friend due to language issues. Obvious all guests received personal attention. What a gem!
Great food, friendly staff, amazing view ...
Great food, friendly staff, amazing view. The smell from the seals while you're eating can be overpowering at times.
View and food was excellent . The Frenc ...
View and food was excellent . The French toast was fine but my partners hash brown potatoes were not as good as we expected. Loved looking at all the activities in the ocean when we sat on the porch.
For foodies or tourists?
We had read and heard good things about Brockton Villa and we wanted to try it while visiting La Jolla. Made a reservation for 11am on a weekday, hoping to do a brunch meal. I love breakast foods and so their menu seemed ideal. Even had some menu items strongly recommended. The setting is outstanding with gorgeous views of the cove at LaJolla. Our table was right on the rail so we had a wonderful view. The place is vintage and charming. Service was very attentive. I found the dishes all to be under seasoned, a bit boring. In my mind the food is geared to a tourist audience and nothing is packed with flavor. It was all just "fine." We tried two of the Eggs Benedict style items, as well as their corned beef hash and their Coast Toast (French Toast) and it was all good just not what I was hoping for.
Incredible sunsets, strong menu, very good service. Highly recommended.
A nice surprise
We booked this at the last minute and added more people two times. They were very accommodating. The service was great and the food was excellent! Beautiful view.
I really like this place. The service is ...
I really like this place. The service is always good and the food is outstanding. I contacted the restaurant in advance regarding a food restriction the executive chef responded within a few days to give me a list of menu items I could eat which was very helpful.
The view was tremendous but everything else was ok.
The restaurant was nice and the view amazing.
The staff was very pleasant and welcoming and I have absolutely nothing negative to say and everything positive to say about my experience dining at Brokton Villa!
First time for dinner
Loved it. Usually here for brunch for Mother's Day or a birthday, but the dinner was great. Had the lobster roll, wife had the pasta, sister had the halibut. All were perfect. Can't beat the view. Yes, the seal lions reek, but its La Jolla, so not really a surprise.
Food and ambiance were excellent.
Food and ambiance were excellent.
Great view overlooking the water. Sea li ...
Great view overlooking the water. Sea lions can smell pretty bad but if you stuff your mouth with their delicious coast toast or pancakes you won't smell a thing.
Lovely Spot but Check the Scent
Great food, great service, beautiful view of the ocean and sunset. Only problem is that La Jolla cove sometimes has a very strong scent coming off and it would not be pleasant on those days to eat outdoors.
We dine here on the outdoor patio every year when we visit La Jolla. What a fantastic view! You can also sit on an enclosed veranda or inside. We always share an omelette and an order of Coast Toast, their scrumptious specialty! Our waitress was a very nice & helpful young woman from the Chicago area. The wait staff is always exceptional.
This restaurant used to be a home, it wa ...
This restaurant used to be a home, it was built in 1894! It was very charming on the inside, the fireplace is constructed out of Abilone shells. So just the existing ambiance is enough to make this place worthwhile, but the service was top notch! From start to finish, the hostess, our server, the manager, the busboy were all so friendly and wanted to ensure we enjoyed everything! If you're looking for a cute and quaint little place to eat with really good food and service, this is it! It doesn't feel too uppity or unapproachable at all! It's just perfect!
Eh, not the best experience
Came with my spouse for a birthday dinner. There was a party of 10 with several loud kids that made the small dining room very unpleasant. I know its not the restaurant's fault that the kids were unruly, but it definitely ruined the ambiance. Also, the busser (who I'm sure is used to working brunch) was tossing plates and glasses together and being quite sloppy and loud. Buzz kill! The food was good and our server Andrew was great but overall, its extremely tough competition in La Jolla and I definitely would not go back here for dinner.
Brockton Villa 4.25.2016
We had done our research and this was for the view. Unfortunately, our timing was off as it was overcast and rather cool evening. The view under normal circumstances would have been great but a little cool to be on the deck that evening. The service as acceptable or average and the food was just that food. Were I to go back to La Jolla soon, I would go up a street to another venue with a lessor view or around to cove and literally on the water. For the quality, the food was over priced. It would not be my first place should I return. Will not go as far as saying never but there are lots of other choices.
This is was my first time in Brockton vill. A friend was a recommended it and I decided to go with some friends. The service was perfect, the food was good but, the most impressive was the opportunity to enjoy a dinner on the terrace with those spectacular views.
On the beach with a LaJolla vibe
Great casual spot for brunch - unbeatable view of La Jolla Cove. We sat on the Patio and it was great. Don't come here if you are in a hurry. They go at La Jolla pace! As a result, it wasn't perfect for a business meeting, but it worked out because the out-of-towners were dazzled by the view!
The smell from the seals can be overwhel ...
The smell from the seals can be overwhelming but I come here every time I'm in town because they have the best corned beef breakfast
Well, first of all, I literally had to park almost a mile away and walk to the restaurant. I guess parking in La Jolla is impossible. I don't mind a little walk but it was 85 degrees outside and I was carrying my daughter. So that was not fun. Second of all, the entire area around the restaurant smelled like dead fish. It's pretty cool to be seated on the balcony patio and look at the seals, but to be able to smell them inside the restaurant is ridiculous. Overall the food was pretty good. Not amazing, but they have a wide variety of things. I will not be dining here again since it was so crowded, and it smelled awful. But hey, if you can get past the horrible smell and no elbow room, I guess it's nice.
Cute, Amazing View Restaurant
Brockton Villa is a restaurant with an amazing view and food to complement. This is a perfect place to take anyone from out of town or if you want to grab a meal with your friends. The food is wonderful and not too expensive for the culinary experience. It is right on the water so my one complaint would be the smell of the seal poo, but other than that it is magnificent. Make reservations because it is sure to be packed!!
I have been to this restaurant before an ...
I have been to this restaurant before and love it for the wonderful food and stellar views of the ocean. On previous visits, the service was also excellent, but this time our waiter left something to be desired. He seemed very frazzled and disappeared for long intervals between check-ins with us. I am filing it away as an anomaly and it will definitely visit Brockton Villa again.
Wonderful brunch spot
Warm feeling place with beautiful views. Love sitting on the veranda. If it's cold, the fireplace is nice inside.
Love Brockton Villa!
This place is amazing - I make a point of going every time I'm in the San Diego area (a couple times a year when I'm visiting from the east coast). Be sure to request outdoor seating in your requests - it's the most beautiful view! Recs: the coast toast (even as an app/to share) and the tacos (ask for them with the carne asada)!! Enjoy!
Artichoke omelet not good! Two of us ordered it, unfortunately. Coffee refills not hot. Service was great. View exceptional
Nice view of the cove. Food was okay exc ...
Nice view of the cove. Food was okay except the crab cakes seemed mostly breading and not much crab. Good service and friendly wait staff. But the location is the reason to visit, not the food.
The smell from the nearby cormorant vill ...
The smell from the nearby cormorant village is intolerable and I've decided never to return
The view was incredible, the food was de ...
The view was incredible, the food was delicious, the service was good, smelling rotting garbage right outside on the curb during my $120 lunch - nearly unbearable.
Consistently tasty, highly recommend!
Consistently tasty, highly recommend!
Chowder was outstanding Don't miss coast ...
Chowder was outstanding Don't miss coast toast for desert
The Super Salad with salmon was deliciou ...
The Super Salad with salmon was delicious!
Artichoke appetizer and fish tacos were ...
Artichoke appetizer and fish tacos were delicious! We had to wait a bit longer than I would have liked to get our food, but no complaints on the food quality or flavor.
Beautiful view. Very good waiter.
Beautiful view. Very good waiter.
Always a great spot for a brunch with sp ...
Always a great spot for a brunch with spectacular views of the cove.
Great Service, good food, great wine! W ...
Great Service, good food, great wine! We spent a good portion of the evening here - the ambiance was lovely, the fireplace was roaring - the views are really spectacular.
Brockton Villa, La Jolla
The view was spectacular! We sat on the patio with a wonderful view of the ocean & La Jolla Cove. The food was delicious & our waiter was wonderful, very friendly & accommodating. The only negative was the parking. A beautiful Saturday afternoon in La Jolla brings the crowds. But after 3 times around the block I got lucky. But it was totally worth it. I would definitely go again.
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great spot at La Jolla Cove
this is a great great spot at La Jolla Cove in an old bungalow. Great food and service!
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